Shakeel Ahmed

Shakeel Ahmed


Academic Achievements:

  • 2022-date: PhD Candidate Classics. University of Leeds, England.
  • 2022: MA Classics. Brock University, St. Catharines.
  • 2020: BA (Hons) cum laude Classical Studies. York University, Toronto.

Awards/ Honors:

  • 2022-23: Recipient of the University of Leeds Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures Scholarships.
  • 2022: Jack Miller Excellence in Research Award, Ontario, Canada.
  • 2022: Harrison-Thompson Award, Ontario, Canada.
  • 2021: Society of Classical Studies (SCS) Outstanding Student Award.
  • 2021: Brock University Distinguished Student Award.
  • 2021: Dean of Graduate Studies Award, Brock University.
  • 2020-21: Graduate Research Fellowship, Brock University.
  • 2020-21: Bluma Appel Entr. Humanities, Brock University.
  • 2019: York University Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics Award.
  • 2018: York University Classics Awards FW17-18.
  • 2016: Scholarship to Attend Explore Official Languages program, Council of Ministers of Education Canada (CMEC) à l’Université Laval, Quebec.

Work Experience:

  • 2023- Date: Teaching Assistant CLAS1810/CLAS2810/CLAS3815 Beginners Ancient Greek, University of Leeds. Leeds, UK.
  • 2020- 2022: Teaching Assistant CLAS IP95/ 97: Greek Mythology Courses, Brock University, St. Catharines. Canada.
  • 2021: Research Assistant for Prof A. Glazebrook, Department of Classics Brock University, St. Catharines. Canada.
  • 20017-2019: Exam Monitor, Registrar Office Alternate Exam, York University, Toronto, Canada.

Research interests

My primary interests lie in ancient Greek literature, culture and social history. Recently, I have been researching the lived experiences of marginalised groups in Greek society and the diversity and unconventional aspects of Greek homosexual relationship models. Following are the highlights of my research activities:



  • MA Classics
  • BA (Hons) Classical Studies