DR James Chong-Gossard

DR James Chong-Gossard


  • Ancient Greek and Latin Literature (Greek tragedy, gender and language, Roman biography)
  • Ancient Greek and Latin language teaching (Greek, Latin, ancient)



  • James Harvey Kim On Chong-Gossard (who goes by "K.O.") was born in the USA in Pennsylvania and raised in Ohio, went to grad school in Michigan, and taught at Kalamazoo College before moving to the southern hemisphere in 2001. His primary area of research is Greek tragedy; he has also conducted research in ancient drama more generally, and in Roman social history. He has also taught Ancient Greek and Latin at all levels. He collects teddy bears (over 250 are in his office!) and loves cats. He is also a genealogist and has published books on his Chinese American family in Hawaii.   


Member of

  • Australasian Society for Classical Studies. University Representative to Executive Committee 2002 -
  • Classical Association of Victoria. Honorary Secretary 2002 -
  • American Philological Association. Member 1997 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • Universitas 21 Anniversary Fellowship, awarded 2008 for pedagogical research at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Michigan 1999
  • MA, University of Michigan 1994
  • BA, Oberlin College 1991



Available for supervision

  • Y