Brooke Holmes is the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University. She holds degrees in Comparative Literature and Études grecques from Columbia University, Princeton University, and the Université de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris-IV).
From 2015-2018 and 2019-2020, she directed the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities (IHUM) at Princeton and, from 2012-2020, served as the principal investigator for Postclassicisms, supported by the Global Collaborative Network Fund. She is affiliated with the Center for Human Values, the Gauss Seminars in Criticism, the Department of Comparative Literature, the Program in Gender and Sexuality, the Program in the History of Science, and the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies.
Her first book, The Symptom and the Subject: The Emergence of the Physical Body in Ancient Greece, appeared in 2010. She is also the author of Gender: Antiquity and it's Legacy (2012) and, as a member of the Postclassicisms Collective, Postclassicisms (2019), and she has co-edited five books, most recently, the experimental book/exhibition Liquid Antiquity (2017), accompanied by a video installation designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro at the Benaki Museum in Athens, and Antiquities beyond Humanism (Oxford, 2019). She has published over fifty articles, essays, and interviews on the history of the body, the history of science and medicine, ancient Greek literature, ancient Greco-Roman philosophy, classical reception studies, biopolitics, and the history of sex and gender, in addition to art criticism, in a range of publications such as the American Journal of Philology, e-flux, The Philosopher, Public Culture, Isis, BOMB, Classical Receptions Journal, Political Concepts, October, and Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has been awarded fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Institute for Advanced Study, Phi Beta Kappa, the Whiting Foundation, Princeton's Center for Human Values, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (New Directions), the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Dorothy B. and Lewis Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.
She is currenting working on a book entitled The Tissue of the World: Life, Nature, and Sympathy in the Ancient Mediterranean and, with Nida Ghouse, co-curating the discourse program for the exhibition "A Slightly Curving Place" at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.