Jessica Moore

Assistant Teaching Professor of Classical Studies


Dept:World Languages And Cultures
Office:3118f Pearson
505 Morrill Rd.
Ames IA

Area of expertise: Roman Empire in Late Antiquity

Topics of interest: Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, cultures and civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean and ancient Near East


Dr. Jessica Moore received her Ph.D. in Ancient Mediterranean History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014. Her area of interest is the Roman Empire in Late Antiquity, the period of time from about 300-600 CE. Specifically, she studies how the sixth-century author Procopius of Caesarea constructs the idea of “Roman-ness” in his History of the Wars of Justinian.

Before that, Dr. Moore earned an M.A. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago (2007), where she studied Egyptian history, language, and culture.

Dr. Moore teaches CL_ST 369: Ancient Egypt and a variety of other courses in the Classical Studies Program. She loves introducing students to the literature of ancient Egypt and making fun of one of the best films of all time, The Mummy (1999), with students in her class or at a Classics Club movie night.

Grants and Awards

  • ELO Online Course Development Grant, Spring 2018 and Summer 2021

Recent / Major Publications

  • “Constructing ‘Roman’ in the Sixth Century” in The World of Procopius/ The World of Procopius, Geoffrey Greatrex and Sylvain Janniard, eds.