Research Associate in Instructional Design and Comparative Study of Ancient Texts, Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studies (Washington, DC)
Dr. Keith DeStone is Research Associate in Instructional Design and Comparative Study of Ancient Texts, Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studies (Washington, DC); Editor of Classical Inquiries, Managing Editor of Classics@, Head Teaching Fellow of the Harvard College course GENED 1074—The Ancient Greek Hero: Mythology and Facing Death. He earned his PhD in 2013 from Harvard University’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations with a dissertation titled “Singing Moses’s Song: A Performance-Critical Analysis of Deuteronomy’s Song of Moses,” which was published in 2016 under the same title by Ilex Press. Within ancient Israelite literature, religion, and history, his research focuses on the dynamics of performing in traditional settings, particularly within traditions linked to founders. Among his secondary interests are the history of writing and writing technologies, Northwest Semitic languages and inscriptions, ancient land ideologies, and ancient Greek myth and hero cult. Professionally, his experience and goals include undergraduate education, educational technology development, instructional design, and language instruction at all levels.