Professor Worman's research focuses on the body in performance in classical Greek drama and oratory, as well as ancient literary criticism and theory. She has published Abusive Mouths in Classical Athens (Cambridge 2008), which explores the convergence of the imagery of insult and appetite in Greek drama, oratory, and philosophy; and she has forthcoming in 2015 a study of the development of landscape metaphors in ancient literary theory and criticism (Landscape and the Spaces of Metaphor in Ancient Literary Theory and Criticism, Cambridge). With Kate Gilhuly she has edited Space, Place, and Landscape in Ancient Greek Literature and Culture (Cambridge 2014) and with Joy Connolly she is currently editing the Oxford Handbook of Ancient Literary Theory and Criticism. Her newest project, provisionally entitled Tragic Bodies, explores the aesthetics of embodiment in Greek tragedy and beyond.

Professor Worman's research and scholarship have been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Loeb Foundation, Harvard University, The Center for Hellenic Studies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.