Elizabeth Ann Pollard

Elizabeth Pollard in Florence

Office: AL 527 | Phone: (619) 594-6992 
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Elizabeth Pollard (University of Pennsylvania, 2001) is Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence at San Diego State University, where she has been teaching courses in Roman History, World History, and witchcraft studies since 2002. Her research investigates women accused of witchcraft in the Roman world and explores the exchange of goods and ideas between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean in the early centuries of the Common Era. She is currently exploring the influence of classical understandings of witchcraft on modern pop-culture representations of witches (from comics to film). Apart from her work on magic, Pollard is co-author of Worlds Together Worlds Apart Concise and the Worlds Together Worlds Apart, Companion Reader (W.W. Norton). She has also published on various pedagogical and digital history topics, including writing about witchcraft on wikipedia, tweeting on the backchannel of the large lecture, and digital humanities approaches to visualizing Roman History.


Pollard, Elizabeth with Clifford Rosenburg and Robert Tignor, Worlds Together, Worlds Apart Concise Edition, Second Edition (New York: W.W. Norton, 2019).

Pollard, Elizabeth and Clifford Rosenburg, Worlds Together, Worlds Apart Companion Reader, Third Edition (New York: W.W. Norton, 2019).

Articles and Chapters

Pamella R. Lach and Elizabeth Ann Pollard, “Visualizing History in the Classroom: A Faculty-Librarian Partnership in the Digital Age,” New Review of Academic Librarianship 25, no. 2-4 (2019): 335-356.

Pollard, E.A. “’So Dearly Do We Pay for Our Luxury and Our Women:’ Women and the Margins of the Roman World,” in The Socio-Economic History and Material Culture of the Roman and Byzantine East: Essays in Honor of S. Thomas Parker. ed. Walter Ward. (Gorgias Press, 2017), pp. 327-347.

Initiatives and Websites

Visualizing Roman History: Scaffolding for Success, Digital Humanities Project (With Pamella Lach).