Dr. Casey Stark


Casey M. Stark, Ph.D.

  • Position: Associate Professor of Teaching
  • Phone: 419-372-9323
  • Email: starkcm@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 133 Williams Hall


  • American Historical Association (AHA)
  • Association of Ancient Historians (AAH)
  • Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS)
  • Society of Classical Studies (SCS)
  • Women’s Classical Caucus


Dr. Casey M. Stark, Associate Teaching Professor (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison). Dr. Stark has research interests in religion; women, gender and sexuality; family; imperial authority; provincial administration; reception studies; urban spaces; epigraphy, and numismatics. Prior to joining BGSU as a faculty member in 2018, she taught at Idaho State University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and The University of Toledo. Her dissertation was on the topic of “Vesta, her Virgins and the worship of her cult during the Roman Imperial Period.”



  • Ph.D.  – Ancient History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A. –  History, University of Toledo
  • B.A. – French, University of Toledo
  • B.A –  History, University of Toledo

Publications & Presentations

Selected Publications:

  • Stark, Casey M. and James E. Seelye Jr. eds., Ideals, courage and hope: selections from the University of Toledo Veterans History Project interviews, (Toledo, Ohio: University of Toledo Libraries), 2005


  • “Grain, salt, and water: a sacred triad of ingredients in religions of the Greco-Roman World,” Association of Ancient Historians (AAH) Annual Meeting, College of  William and Mary (Williamsburg, Virginia), April 19-21, 2018
  • “Emperor Elagabalus and Traditional Roman Religion,” Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) 114th Annual Meeting, University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, New Mexico), April 11-14, 2018
    “Domitian and the Vestals,” CAMWS 113th Annual Meeting, The University of Waterloo  (Kitchener, Ontario), April 5-8, 2017
  •  “Livia and Vesta: The Overemphasized Relationship between Empress and Goddess,” CAMWS Annual Meeting, University of Colorado (Boulder), 2014
  • “The Priests of Vesta,” CAMWS Annual Meeting, Calvin College and Grand Valley State University, 2014                  
  • “Where were the priestesses of Bona Dea?,” CAMWS Annual Meeting, University of Minnesota, 2009
  • “Imagery in Christine de Pizan's Letter of Othea to Hector,” sponsored session, 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 2006
  • “The Use of Mythology in Christine de Pizan’s Letter of Othea to Hector,” 40th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 2005

BGSU Courses Currently Teaching

  • HIST 1001: The Historian's Craft
  • HIST 1510: World Civilizations to 1500
  • HIST 3403: Women in Ancient Greece and Rome [cross-listed CLCV and WS]
  • HIST 3417: Ancient Greece
  • HIST 3445: Ancient Rome [with study abroad option]
  • HIST 4413: Roman Social and Cultural History
  • HIST 4803: Witchcraft and Magic in Europe (Seminar in Social and Cultural History)
  • HIST 6800: Graduate Seminar
    • Imperial Rome
    • Pre-modern World Civilizations
  • Junior Faculty Research Award, Ohio Academy of History, 2019
  • Faculty Travel Grant, International Programs and Partnerships, Bowling Green State University, 2019
  • Speed Grant, Office of Sponsored Programs and Research, Bowling Green State University, 2019
  • Subvention Grant, Association of Ancient Historians, 2018 Annual Conference, 2018
  • College of Arts and Letters Faculty Travel Award 2016-2017, Idaho State University, 2016

Updated: 07/21/2022 01:50PM