Emily “Sal” Salamanca is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Politics. She specializes in ancient political thought and its reception. Her dissertation explores the role of sumptuary legislation in maintaining the social roles in the democratic (or otherwise self-governing) regimes of ancient Athens, republican Rome, and Northern Italian city-states. Her additional research projects include an investigation of the rehabilitative effects of temporary political exclusion in Athens and Rome and revolutionary rhetoric in Renaissance Florence. Before coming to Princeton, Sal received her dual B.A. in Political Science and Italian Studies from the University of Chicago.