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Athena Scruton Lathos

Faculty Support Specialist

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Contact Information

Salem Campus

Collins Legal Center 419
245 Winter Street SE
Salem  Oregon  97301
(503) 370-4333


Athena Scruton Lathos is a Faculty Support Specialist in Willamette University's College of Law. She has worked in a variety of capacities in higher education, including as an instructor of English Composition at Oregon State University and as a Library Reference Assistant at Linn-Benton Community College. Given her background in writing and editing, Scruton Lathos particularly enjoys assisting faculty members with preparing their research for publication.

Outside of WUCL, Scruton Lathos writes creative nonfiction and volunteers with homeless and marginally-housed people living in Oregon's Willamette Valley. She loves travel, good food, and art in all its forms.


  • BA in English and Spanish, maxima cum laude – University of Portland (2015)
  • MA in English – Oregon State University (2017); thesis: "A Sea of Grief is Not a Proscenium": Claudia Rankine's Citizen and the Spectacle of Racist Violence in Cyberculture