Sarah E. Bond University Of Iowa

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Late Roman history, epigraphy, and late antique law

Roman topography and GIS

Digital Humanities

Office:115 Schaeffer Hall

Office Hours:Mon & Wed: 10:30am-12:00pm; and by appointment

Phone Number:319-335-2325

[email protected]

Sarah E. Bond is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Iowa and the Director of Undergraduate Studies. She is interested in late Roman history, epigraphy, late antique law, Roman topography and GIS, Digital Humanities, and the socio-legal experience of ancient marginal peoples. She received her PhD in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2011) and obtained a BA in Classics and History with a minor in Classical Archaeology from the University of Virginia (2005). Her book, Trade and Taboo: Disreputable Professionals in the Roman Mediterranean, was published with the University of Michigan Press in 2016. Follow her on Twitter @SarahEBond or read her Blog.

Please visit Professor Bond’s personal website for current CV.



  • Trade and Taboo Disreputable Professions in the Roman Mediterranean


  • “Linked Open Data for the Ancient Mediterranean: Structures, Practices, Prospects”
  • “A World-Famous Ancient Collection, on Display for the First Time, Awaits Visitors in Rome”
  • “Identifying Slut-Shaming, Racism, and Transphobia in the Byzantine World”
  • “How Academics, Egyptologists, and Even Melania Trump Benefit From Colonialist Cosplay”
  • “How Racial Bias in Tech Has Developed the ‘New Jim Code’”
  • “Seeing Through the History of Ancient Roman Glass”
  • “The Story of the Black King Among the Magi”
  • “Public Writing and the Junior Scholar”
  • “The Brothels of Ancient Pompeii: The largest of Pompeii’s legalised Lupanars is the only surviving ‘purpose-built’ Roman brothel”
  • “Did the Ancient Romans Use Infographics?”