Kit Morrell joined the University of Queensland in July 2020 as Susan Blake Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History. She also holds an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award. Her DECRA project, ‘Reforming the Roman Republic’, examines the idea and practice of reform in the late Roman republic, with a special interest in attempts at systemic reform, long-term reform programmes or policies, and non-legislative means of pursuing change.

Kit has held previous positions as DECRA fellow at the University of Melbourne and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam, investigating the impact of the Augustan marriage legislation on Roman women’s legal and property rights as part of the OIKOS Anchoring Innovation project. She has also taught at the University of Sydney, where she completed her PhD in 2014.

Kit’s publications include a monograph, Pompey, Cato, and the Governance of the Roman Empire, published by Oxford University Press in 2017, and The Alternative Augustan Age (OUP, 2019), co-edited with Josiah Osgood and Kathryn Welch. In addition to her DECRA research, she is currently co-editing a volume on ‘The Rule of Law in Ancient Rome’.

Kit’s research interests include Roman republican history and politics (especially the late republic); Roman law; Roman women; ethics and exemplarity in the Roman world; and ancient historiography of the republic and early empire. She is happy to discuss potential Honours and postgraduate supervision on these and related topics. 

Featured projects Duration
ARC DECRA project DE190101106, ‘Reforming the Roman Republic’
ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award