Florence Felsheim pursues a funded PhD in Classics at the University of St Andrews, where she also earned an MA (Hons) in Ancient History with First Class Honours and an MLitt in Classics with Distinction. Her doctoral research focuses on cultural exchanges, identity, and social dynamics in Roman Gaul, using a specific religious cult as a case study. More broadly, her research interests include the political landscape of ancient Rome, the history of marginalized groups in Antiquity, and the instrumentalization of historical figures/events for modern political purposes.
Florence is Franco-German and grew up in Paris, Berlin and Brussels. She interned with the French Treasury and prepares to become a postgraduate tutor for Classical Studies and Ancient History at the University of St Andrews.
Outside her academic pursuits, she enjoys playing piano, practicing outdoor sports, and creating VR/AR models of ancient buildings. She also captained a martial arts club.