Born in Santa Clara and raised in the Tidewater region of Virginia, Carolynn E. Roncaglia completed a B.A. in History and Classics at the University of Virginia in 2003 and a Ph.D. in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley in 2009. She teaches courses on the archaeology, history, religions, and cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East. Her research interests include Roman history, Greek and Latin epigraphy, Hellenistic history, and ancient Italy. She is the author of Northern Italy in the Roman World (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018) and co-author of The Julian Basilica: Architecture, Sculpture, and Epigraphy (American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2022) and has published articles on Pliny the Younger, the Cottian dynasty, and the emperor Claudius.