Lara Katz

Comparative Literature, Class of 2024


I am a Comparative Literature concentrator pursuing certificates in Creative Writing and Humanistic Studies.

Activities I participate in on campus:

Nassau Weekly, 2021 Sustainability Community Action Fellow, Princeton University Curling Club, Princeton Studies in Late Antiquity and Middle Ages Journal, Orange Key Tours

Other experiences I can advise people on:

Western and Eastern Humanities Sequences, Community Action Fellowship

What I have gained from studying the Humanities:

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the Humanities, I have found myself looking at questions from perspectives not usually paired together. For instance, in Western HUM, we discussed the poetic and philosophic nature of Euclid. In Eastern HUM, I recently wrote an essay on how religious and filial norms in 11th century China intersected with political rhetoric. In both of these circumstances, I have found myself grappling with disciplines I am very comfortable with and disciplines I am less so—for instance poetry more than geometry. Understanding religion in the context of politics, however, or geometry as a form of poetry, sheds light on both disciplines, which pushes me further as a thinker, reader, and writer.




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