Sasha-Mae Eccleston was born in Kingston, Jamaica and grew up on the east coast of the United States. She credits her love of Latin to a host of excellent educators, but especially to the efforts of Robin Wise and Ed Robbins. She earned her B.A. from Brown University in Greek, Latin, and Literary Arts, her M.Phil. from the University of Oxford in Greek and Latin Languages and Literatures where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and her Ph.D. in Classics at the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to reception studies, she researches the intersection of moral philosophy and narrative form in Greco-Roman literature, particularly in the Apuleian corpus. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Classics at Brown University.