Chiara Monaco studied Classics at the University of Rome La Sapienza, where she received a Bachelor (2013) and a Master degree (2016) with a thesis in Greek Philology. During a research period at the University of Oxford, she was introduced to Greek papyrology, and in 2016 she worked as a Research Assistant at the Oxyrhynchus Papyri collection. Chiara obtained her PhD in Classics from the University of Cambridge (2021) with a thesis on Greek Linguistic purism, focusing on lexicographical and grammatical activity in the Hellenistic and Imperial age (title: The Origins and Development of Linguistic Atticism).
As a postdoctoral fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)(Ghent 2021-2024), she will work on the project entitled 'The Aeolodoric Theory: a paradigm for Ancient Greek linguistic approches', under the supervision of Prof. Klaas Bentein. Her research will propose a comparative study between ancient linguistic sources and a modern theory called Aeolodoric theory, with the aim of better understanding ancient linguistic conceptions from a diachronic perspective and evaluating their impact on the transmission of the Greek language. Chiara's research interests include sociolinguistics, metalinguistics, lexicography, language purism, and papyrology.