Thomas Moody

Visiting Assistant Professor
HSSB 4062


Thomas Moody, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, holds a BA in Classics and Master of Urban Planning from the University of Kansas and an MA in Classics from the University of Iowa. He completed his PhD at the City University of New York Graduate Center in 2022 with a dissertation entitled “Emotion in Plato’s Trial of Socrates.” His research interests include ancient philosophy, emotions in ancient literature, and the history of ancient thought.

His current projects include articles and conference papers on dreams as a literary device in Platonic literature; the role of emotions in Plato’s Crito and Phaedo; the fear of death in Socratic literature; and feminine dimensions of Socratic thought. He is also developing a monograph, building upon his dissertation, on emotions in Plato.