Max DuBoff is a student in the School of Arts and Sciences studying Philosophy and Classics. He focuses on Greek and Roman philosophy, particularly on the practical ethics of Aristotle and the Hellenistic schools, and studies Greek, Latin, and Hebrew. Max is a member of the inaugural Honors College class and has been honored on the Dean’s List each semester. He conducts research under the direction of Prof. T. Corey Brennan on Papal son Giacomo Boncompagni and citizenship in late Renaissance Rome; Max was awarded Best Poster in the Humanities at Rutgers’ 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium for his analysis of a previously unpublished Latin document granting honorary Roman citizenship to Giacomo Boncompagni. Last summer he studied abroad at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and he loves to explore ancient and modern historical sites. Max serves as President of Kol Halayla, Rutgers’ premier Jewish a cappella group, and as Koach (Conservative Community) Co-Chair for Rutgers Hillel. In his free time, Max enjoys board games, singing, and intense discussions about politics and philosophy.
- Research Topic: Aristotle's Rhetoric and the Moral Reasoning Behind Violence