Claudia Jardine

Claudia Jardine studied Anna Komnene and the author of the Alexiad: double consciousness and the construction of the authorial persona.

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours, Victoria University of Wellington

Master of Arts, Victoria University of Wellington.


Claudia Jardine has completed her MA studies in Classics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She holds a First Class Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree in Classics from the same institution. Her research was centred on Anna Komnene’s Alexiad and Byzantine historiography. She previously worked on an Honours thesis about the use of love bites or hickies in the Latin elegies of Tibullus and Propertius. As well as a keen reader of poetry, Jardine is also a published poet. Byzantine studies is a new area of research for her, but she is excited about where it may lead.


Associate Professor
School of Languages and Cultures


Jardine, Claudia. 2019. “A Gift to Their Daughters.” In Landfall 237 edited by Emma Neale, 82-3. Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Jardine, Claudia. 2018. “My Father Dreams of His Father,” and “My Iron Cervix.” In The Friday Poem: 100 New Zealand Poems edited by Steve Braunias. Auckland, New Zealand: Luncheon Sausage Books.

Jardine, Claudia. 2016. “Not Settled Yet.” Review of Christchurch Ruptures, by Katie Pickles, and Leaving the Red Zone: Poems from the Canterbury Earthquakes, edited by James Norcliffe and Joanna Preston. New Zealand Review of Books: Pukapuka Aotearoa, December 7, 2016.