The Mountaintop Coalition

The Mountaintop Coalition was founded in 2018. It is composed of students and scholars of the ancient Mediterranean world and its reception (broadly defined) with a shared interest in advancing the professional goals of Classicists who identify as members of ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in the field. Such interests will include scholarly approaches to the study of race and ethnicity in antiquity, but the group’s activities will focus on practical issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in professional settings.

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The Mountaintop Coalition will host two events at the upcoming SCS/AIA meeting in Washington DC (January 2-5, 2020). Details below.

  • Business Meeting (open to members): Friday, January 3

Friday, January 3

12:00-1:00 PM

Gallaudet Room, Marriott

Saturday, January 4

8:00-10:00 PM

Marquis Ballroom Salon 15, Marriott

NB - The details of this event are listed incorrectly in the program. The details here are correct.

Click here to view past events.


We have partnered with the Women's Classical Caucus, Lambda Classical Caucus, and the Classics and Social Justice group to form a new intersectional mentoring program. For details, click here.

Local Branches

This year a local branch of the Mountaintop Coalition opened at Bryn Mawr College. Check out the details here.

If you'd like to open a branch at your institution, send us an email at