Emily studied Classics at Cambridge University, where she gained her BA, MPhil, and PhD degrees. She began her career as a research fellow at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, and subsequently a lecturer in Greek at the University of St Andrews. She is currently Professor of Classics at Yale.

Emily is currently Professor of Classics at Yale. Her research interests include ancient Greek historiography, Greek prose literature of the fifth and fourth centuries BCE and the theory and practice of translating the ‘classics’ of Greek and Roman literature. Emily has won many awards, including the Runciman Award in 2011. She has been author, editor and contributor to over 40 publications.