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Peter Toohey Ph.D.


Peter Toohey, Ph.D., taught for many years in his native Australia and is currently a professor of classics in the Department of Classics and Religion at the University of Calgary. He has a special interest in the nature and history of the emotions. His most recent books are Hold On: The Life, Science, and Art of Waiting (Oxford 2020) (Oxford University Press), Jealousy (Yale 2014) and Boredom: A Lively History (Yale 2011) (

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