Cameron Hawkins

  • Assistant Professor of Classics

PhD, Chicago, 2006

432 Rush Rhees
(585) 275-9370
Fax: (585) 276-1230

Office Hours: By appointment


Research Overview

Cameron Hawkins’s research concentrates on the social and economic history of the ancient Roman world. He is particularly interested in the business strategies of urban artisans in the Roman Empire during the late Republican and early Imperial periods (133 BCE–235 CE). In his recent book, Roman Artisans and the Urban Economy (Cambridge University Press, 2016), he draws inspiration both from contemporary economic theory and from studies of urban economies in early modern Europe in order to provide new interpretations of the ancient evidence for key aspects of Roman economic life.


Hawkins teaches introductory and upper level Classical Civilization classes on a number of different aspects of ancient Greek and Roman history, as well as the occasional upper level Greek and Latin language class.