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Nate Herter

Graduate Student Affiliate


Nate Herter

Nate Herter is a Ph.D. candidate in classics at Harvard University. His dissertation project deals with the reception of classical and pre-classical thought and religious practices of the 20th century avant-garde, with specific focus on the work of the dissident surrealist movement centered around Georges Bataille. Herter is broadly interested in the political and socio-aesthetic use of aspects of Greco-Roman antiquity in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Herter holds a B.A. in classics and ancient Mediterranean studies and an M.A. in comparative literature from the University of Connecticut, as well as an A.M. in classical philology from Harvard University. Before coming to Harvard, he worked as a public high school teacher and special-education paraprofessional in Connecticut.


  • Ph.D. Candidate in Classics, Harvard University
  • Graduate Student Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University