Amelia Sims

2017 John Jay Fellow

Hometown:     Memphis, Tennesse

College:           Emory University

Degree:            B.A. Classics & History

Amelia Sims graduated from Emory University with a joint major in Classics & History and minors in Economics and Catholic Studies.  For her academic achievement in Classics and her thesis on the history of Roman Brotherhood in the Republic and Empire she earned the Sufian-Passamano Prize in Classical Civilization from the Department of Classics.  While at Emory, Amelia served as Chair of the College Republicans and as the Aquinas Center Liaison for the Catholic Student Union. She enjoys writing and has published articles for the Washington Post, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Love and Fidelity Network, Emory Wheel, and the Imaginative Conservative.

Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Amelia credits her parents for instilling in her a strong faith, an appetite for learning, a love of the outdoors, and a commitment to public service. She is an avid cyclist, mythology enthusiast, amateur poet, and record collector.

Amelia’s academic and social interests include the history of education, personhood, family relationships, and the role of religion in public life.  During her time at the John Jay Institute, she hopes to develop a more robust understanding of these ideas in conversation with Christian scholars and leaders.  She aspires to serve as a future educator, writer, and advocate for classical learning and education reform. 

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