Classical tradition and reception; linguistics; ancient drama; ancient mathematics; Latin, Greek, and Sanskrit language and literature
PhD, Boston University, United States, 2000
MA, Classical Studies, Boston University, United States, 1996
MA, Mathematics, Boston University, United States, 1985
BA, Mathematics and Economics, Fordham University, United States, 1979
Mahoney began as a mathematician, working on logic. After graduate school she worked as a software engineer for some years, while also reviving her high-school Latin and learning other ancient languages. She returned to graduate school in classics and first came to Tufts as a member of the Perseus Digital Library team. Her scholarship centers on meter and poetics, and on neo-Latin especially after the Renaissance. She teaches historical linguistics and Latin, Greek, and Sanskrit languages, and she has revived the mathematics department's course on ancient mathematics.