The following organizations are working to promote a radically different vision of Greco-Roman antiquity than those documented by Pharos by supporting the work and careers of scholars of color and others who have been historically underrepresented in the field of Classics.
The Asian and Asian American Classical Caucus (AAACC) is a group of Asian and Asian American students and scholars of classical antiquity interested in studying the reception of the classical tradition in contemporary Asian and Asian American culture, and they are committed to increasing the diversity of the field of Classics.
The Classics and Social Justice Group brings together scholars who are working in various ways on social justice, using Classics. This work brings Classics out of the academy and returns it to the least privileged in our society; this group seeks to draw together those trained in the field who are in some cases giving intellectual life-lines to those in difficult situations: the incarcerated, veterans, and children with least access to quality education.
CripAntiquity is an international advocacy organization for disabled and neurodiverse students, teachers, scholars, staff, artists, and writers in ancient studies. Our mission is to combat ableism by amplifying disabled and neurodiverse perspectives; creating resources that will empower individuals and transform institutions; and fostering community among our members.
Eos exists to create a supportive, dedicated community for studying Africana receptions of ancient Greece and Rome and to foster collaborative research and pedagogy between Classics and other disciplines.
Hesperides, Classics in the Ludo-Hispanic World holds within its purview any scholarship that examines the diverse manifestations of Greco-Roman engagements across and between Iberian contact zones: the Mediterranean, the Americas, the Caribbean, the Pacific, and beyond. Additionally, the organization welcomes scholarship highlighting the contributions of those who have been overlooked in previous scholarship, such as indigenous, Afrodescendent, and female voices.
Lambda Classical Caucus (LCC) is a coalition of queer Classicists–including, but not limited to, lesbians, bisexuals, gay men, and transgendered people–and their friends and supporters. The LCC’s scholarly purpose is to promote research that reflects the personal and intellectual interests of queer scholars, and provide a bridge between Classics and the interdisciplinary fields of LGBT/Queer Studies, the history of sexuality, cultural studies, and gender theory.
The Mountaintop Coalition is composed of students and scholars of the ancient Mediterranean world and its reception (broadly defined) with a shared interest in advancing the professional goals of Classicists who identify as members of ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in the field.
The Multiculturalism, Race & Ethnicity in Classics Consortium (MRECC) works to raise awareness and support the study of multiculturalism, race, and ethnicity in classics and classical archaeology at all levels. MRECC aims to: 1) support students and faculty from underrepresented groups; 2) aid in the research of race and ethnicity in the Classical world; 3) and provide resources for the teaching of race, ethnicity, and multiculturalism in the Classics classroom.
The Sportula are a group of Classics Graduate Students and Junior Faculty committed to making sure that students from working-class and historically looted communities (like the ones they themselves come from) don’t fall through the cracks left by traditional scholarship programs; all too many of which have a poor understanding of what their lives are *actually* like and what they *actually* need.
Trans in Classics (TIC) is a group for trans and non-binary folx and their friends to meet and discuss trans-issues in Classical Studies, to provide resources to benefit and broaden our academic community and to improve scholarship touching on trans-identities or readings.
The Women’s Classical Caucus fosters feminist and gender-informed perspectives, especially those with intersectional and global approaches, in the study and teaching of all aspects of ancient Mediterranean cultures and classical antiquity.