Professional and Biographical Information


Ph.D., classics and classical philosophy, Princeton University
M.A., classics, Washington University in St. Louis
B.S., commerce, University of Virginia

Research Interests

Ancient science, ancient philosophy, environmental humanities, Greek tragedy, women writers in Greece and Rome


Professor Hutchins's publications focus on ideas about nature, animals, and ecology in classical antiquity and the reception of those ideas in contemporary philosophy, ecocriticism, and animal studies. His work combines close readings of Ancient Greek and Latin with interdisciplinary work in the environmental humanities and the history of science. Some of Professor Hutchins's recent publications have dealt with topics such as the gender of landscape in Homer, the physics of scale in Lucretius, concepts of technology in Ancient Greece, and animal individuality, temporality, and resistance in classical texts.

Teaching Interests

Professor Hutchins teaches courses about nature in Greece and Rome, ancient science, classical myth, Stoic and Epicurean philosophy, Greek tragedy and its reception around the globe, Roman civilization, Greek medicine, and Ancient Greek and Latin at all levels.