Biography

Sarah Veale is an award-winning MBA candidate at the Ted Rogers School of Management (Ryerson University).

Sarah holds a Master’s of Arts degree from the University of Toronto’s Department for the Study of Religion and completed PhD coursework at York University’s Department of History. She earned her bachelor’s degree (hons.) from York University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Religious Studies and Classical Studies (double major). Both her graduate and undergraduate work have received numerous awards, including a prestigious Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canadian Graduate Scholarship, which is granted to high-calibre scholars by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

With expertise in Ancient Greek, Latin, and German, Sarah’s work specializes translating ancient texts and interpreting archaeological objects. She has published several articles and book reviews in peer-reviewed academic journals and has authored chapters in edited volumes. In addition to her publications, Sarah has presented her research at several national and international conferences, including the top conference in the field, the Annual Meeting of the Society for Classical Studies. Her work highlights the value of religion for understanding individual behaviours and preferences in antiquity.

A former journalist, Sarah has a long history of volunteerism and has served on numerous municipal and academic committees and advisory councils. Currently, she is co-director (with Dylan M. Burns) of the Network for the Study of Esotericism in Antiquity, an ESSWE thematic network which connects scholars of ancient esotericism with innovations and opportunities in the field.

Sarah is originally from Chicago. She roots for the White Sox and whoever is playing the Cubs.