Assistant Professor, Torrey
Laurie Wilson received her master's degree in Greek and Latin and her doctoral degree in Classics from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland), where she was an H.B. Earhart Foundation Fellow and a Postgraduate Fellow in the James Wilson Programme for Constitutional Studies. This background reflects her passion for interdisciplinary research, which has focused on Augustine, Cicero, and writings from the American founders. Her dissertation examined the reception of Cicero's texts in the legal and political thought of James Wilson, particularly in Wilson's conceptions of popular sovereignty and civic virtue. Laurie finds inspiration for her academic work in travel and outdoor adventures, such as backpacking trips on the John Muir Trail in California and the Via di Francesco in Italy.