01. September 2023

Congratulations to Laurie Venters! Congratulations to Laurie Venters!

He has just completed his PhD at the BCDSS.

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Laurie Venters started his PhD at the BCDSS in 2019 in Ancient History under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Konrad Vössing with a focus on Research Area E: Gender and Intersectionality. His thesis is entitled "Jeopardy Chanced: The Sexual Agency of Female Slaves in Ancient Rome, with Comparisons to Han China".

He is the first PhD researcher from the second cohort to complete his PhD. The BCDSS PhD Program is designed for 4 years. During this time, the cluster aims to ensure comprehensive support for the students and their projects. Moreover, we offer special seminars and workshops, in which our PhDs can expand both their professional and interdisciplinary skills. To support our their career development, we also offer our PhDs information sessions on career paths and planning both inside and outside academia in cooperation with the University of Bonn. If you want to find out more about our PhD Program, please see here.  

We sat down with Laurie to talk about his research, but also about his journey at the BCDSS. What was special about the BCDSS, what was challenging, where is he going from now? 

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