Karen Fox

Karen Fox


I started my undergraduate degree in Classical Civilisations at the University of Leeds in 2013, I completed a foundation year with the Lifelong Learning Centre and progressed into Languages, Cultures and Societies.

During the course of my Bachelor’s I was drawn to roman literature and sought to explore that further in my dissertation by looking at the concepts of power and control in Ovid’s Metaphosis, under the supervision of Dr Paul White.

I then advanced to my Masters in Classics, in 2017 at the University of Leeds and I looked at how other subjects may come into play with roman literature.

My Masters dissertation looked at the relationship between psychology and Ovid’s Heroides, again under the supervision of Dr Paul White.

From this, I started my own research project as a PhD student. I now look at the interdisciplinary relationship of ecology and roman literature.

I recently took third place in the 3MT competition at the PGR showcase. 

I’m great.

Research interests

My research interests lie in early Roman Imperial literature and the social and political impact on it. 


  • BA (Hons) Classical Civilisations
  • MRes Classics