Tom Zhuohun Wang
Roman Provincial History; Ancient Economic History; Numismatic
Tom Zhuohun Wang is a Ph.D. student in the combined program in History and Classics. He received his BA (Highest Distinction) with two majors in History and Political Science, and a minor in Classics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He continued his academic pursuit at the University of Chicago where he received his MA in Classics.
His Honors thesis evaluates Roman governance in Asia Minor during the late Republic (133 – 18 BCE), while his Master thesis examines the monetary policies of Mark Antony in the Province of Asia (41 – 31 BCE).
Tom’s research interests primarily pertain to Roman provincial governance and ancient economic history from the late Republic to Roman Empire. He is interested in a variety of primary sources including historiography, numismatic, material culture, epigraphy, and legal texts.