Grammar, Identity, and the Dark Side of the Subjunctive: Phuc Tran at TEDxDirigo

 

“Phuc Tran is in his second decade as a Classicist and Tattooer. He has taught Latin, Greek, German, and Sanskrit at independent schools in New York and Maine and was an instructor at Brooklyn College’s Summer Latin Institute. In 2010, he served on a committee to revise the National Latin Praxis exam for ETS. Phuc currently teaches at Waynflete School in Portland.

As a tattooer, Phuc owns and operates Tsunami Tattoo in Portland. He has been recognized in several national tattoo publications, and he has been quoted in The Christian Science Monitor and Time Magazine. Phuc has been a guest tattooer in Seattle, London, New York, and many shops across New England.

When he is not reading Latin or designing tattoos for clients, he is chasing his daughter about the house, riding his scooter with his wife, or practicing piano for his implacable music teacher.

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