Jennifer Beers earned her B.A. (magna cum laude) in philosophy from Loyola University New Orleans in 1997 and her M.A. in philosophy from Tulane in 2000. She is a doctoral candidate in Tulane’s Department of Philosophy, writing her dissertation (tentatively titled “Poetry, Philosophy, Politics and Love: Aristophanes’ influence on Plato’s Symposium”) under the direction of Professor Ronna Burger. Her research interests include classical philosophy and culture, classical political philosophy and philosophy of religion.