The Center for Hellenic Studies

Current Fellows

The CHS supports scholars and their research with a variety of configurations. All fellows receive an appointment for at least one academic year. Fellows receive varying levels of support and reside at the Center for up to two weeks, or for a semester, or even for the full academic year (September through May), depending on the scope and needs of their proposed projects. The CHS also nominates fellows to special, ongoing positions.

For more information about the research supported by the CHS, see the Fellowships Research Bulletin.

CHS Fellows in Hellenic Studies

CHS/DAI Joint Fellows

CarraraAurélie Carrara (PhD University of Bordeaux, France) is a member of the Ausonius Institute (UMR 5607 CNRS-University of Bordeaux), Assistant at the University of Rouen (2012-2013) and former Assistant at the University of Bordeaux (2006-2011). Her research focuses on the ancient economy, ancient institutions, ancient Law and Greek epigraphy. She has written a PhD (2011) on “Tax Systems on External Trade in the Greek World (Except Egypt) from the Sixth Century BC to the Roman Conquest”. In this work, she argues that Greeks used their tax systems as an economic tool. She also provides an analysis of practical aspects of tax collection on external trade. At the same time, she works on the relationship between City-State and public finance in general, and in particular fiscality. Her aim is to analyze the way the ancient Greeks conceived their tax systems, and especially to highlight what ancient fiscal categories can tell us about the way the Greeks organized their economy and community. She has also written two articles (forthcoming, in French), “Oil Trade and Export at Athens : Back to the Law of Solon”, and “Chasing after the Keian Ochre (IG II2 1128): Economic Decisions and Forms of Athenian Domination in the Cyclades in the Fourth Century BC”. As a CHS/DAI fellow, she will work on a book entitled Tax Systems and International Trade in the Ancient Greek World.

Yang.JupingJuping Yang (PhD Beijing Normal University) is a Professor of Ancient History in the College of History at Nankai University and the Vice President of the Society for the Study of Ancient and Medieval History in China. His research fields include ancient world history, Hellenic history, comparison between the Chinese and the Hellenic civilizations, especially the interactions between Hellenic and Eastern civilizations in the Hellenistic period. He has published a series of papers in China and abroad on the features of Hellenistic civilizations, the roles of the Empire of Alexander and the Hellenistic world in the emergence of Silk Road from Yellow River to the Mediterranean, and the Greeks in the Central Asia and India. He is the chief editor of a book series on the ancient civilizations and was the organizer of the international conference on the contacts, exchanges and comparison of ancient civilizations at Nankai University, China, in 2012. He was granted the scholarship (Category AI) by the Onassis Public Benefit Foundation in Greece in 2009 and has presented papers and lectures in Athens University, Leiden University, and other foreign universities. Current research at the CHS will focus on the relationship between the Hellenistic Civilization and the Silk Road.

Fall Semester Fellows

AllenHornblowerEmily Allen-Hornblower (PhD Harvard) is an assistant professor of Classics at Rutgers University. Her primary research interests include Greek epic, Attic drama, and ancient cultural history, but she dabbles in other genres, periods, and authors, from Apollonius Rhodius to Tibullus, and has published on topics ranging from Gide’s reception of Sophocles (SIFC 2013), to Beasts and Barbarians in Caesar's Bellum Gallicum (CQ 2014). Her current book project examines witnesses to suffering in Archaic and Classical Greek poetry.

CollinsJames H. Collins II (PhD Stanford University) is an Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Southern California. His research focuses on ancient philosophy with special interest in its literary and social contexts. His publications include articles on prompts for participation in early philosophical texts, the ethics of tragic choral dance, a co-edited special volume on new approaches to Greek drama (forthcoming, Ramus, with R. Rader), and a book on the literary strategies that the first professional philosophers in Athens used to advertise their respective disciplines (forthcoming, Oxford University Press). At the CHS, he will be exploring how intellectuals of the same period use conventional structures and discourse of commerce and exchange to create the new ‘marketplaces’ of higher learning. James also directs the Philosophical Stages program at USC which develops strategies for introducing people of all walks and ages to philosophy as active, often public disciplines through dramatic and rhetorical training and performance.

CoutsinasNadia Coutsinas (PhD Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Université Libre de Bruxelles) is an associate researcher at the UMR 7041, CNRS-Paris and the CReA-Patrimoine ULB. Her research interests include Greek fortifications, Hellenistic Crete, and glass manufacture and production dating from the Hellenistic to the Early Byzantine periods. Her doctoral thesis on the urban fortifications and the defense of territory on Crete, during the Classical and Hellenistic periods, is currently in press with Publications de la Sorbonne. She was awarded a Post-Doctoral position at the French School of Archaeology at Athens where she worked on the publication of the research at Itanos (Eastern Crete), where she has been working since 1995. While based at the CHS, her research will focus on the establishment of the city-states of Crete and the evolution of their territory from the Archaic to Roman periods.

HuangYang Huang (PhD University of London) is Professor of Ancient History at Fudan University, Shanghai. He taught at Fudan from 1991 to 2009 before moving to Peking University where he founded the Centre for Western Classical Studies and served as its director. He returned to Fudan University in 2013. His publications are mostly in Chinese and include a monograph on land tenure in ancient Greece, a research guide on Greek history (co-authored), and papers on Athenian democracy and other topics. His main research interests in recent years have been Athenian democracy and Greek concepts of the barbarian.

LienemannBéatrice Lienemann (PhD University of Hamburg) is Research Assistant in Ancient Philosophy at Goethe-University in Frankfurt (Germany). She studied in Heidelberg (1999-2001 and 2003-05), Paris (Institut d’Etudes Politiques, 2001-02) and in Switzerland (2002-03). She was visiting scholar at UC Berkeley (2007) and Fellow at the Munich School of Ancient Philosophy (Musaph, 2011-12), working with the research group “Physics of Free Will” at the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) at Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich. Her research interests in ancient philosophy focus on Plato and Aristotle, primarily on aspects in ontology, philosophy of language, ethics, and philosophy of mind. Furthermore, she is interested in contemporary philosophical accounts on moral responsibility and the debate on free will and determinism. She published her dissertation on Plato’s so-called Third Man Arguments in the Parmenides in 2010 (Die Argumente des Dritten Menschen in Platons Dialog ‘Parmenides’). At the CHS, she will work on her Habilitation project concerning Aristotle’s account of responsibility.

MartinHernandezRaquel Martín Hernández has a PhD in Classics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid on the subject of Orphism and magic. She has worked as a researcher at the Spanish Council for Scientific Research and at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where she taught in the Classics Department and for the Masters degree program in Sciences of Religions. Greek papyrology is central to her research interest. She began studying papyrology at the Abbey of Montserrat (Barcelona, Spain) and continued in Leiden, The Netherlands and in Lecce, Italy. Her field of expertise is focused on ancient magic, especially on the study of Greek Magical Papyri and Greek Mystery Religions. At the CHS she will work on a new edition and study of the PGM VII (P.Lond. 121).

Spring Semester Fellows

CinalliAngela Cinalli (PhD University “La Sapienza” of Rome) has recently obtained her PhD in Greek Epigraphy and Literature and the specialization at the Vatican School of Greek Palaeography. She is a research collaborator for the Archaeological Missions of the University “G. D’Annunzio” of Chieti in Cyprus and Cyrenaica, conducted by Prof. Oliva Menozzi. Her work focuses on Greek inscriptions of Cypriot funerary cippi and the necropolis of Cyrene. Her forthcoming publications include a chapter on the use of "carboncino" inscriptions in Cyrenean funerary contexts in Inscriptions in the Private Sphere in the Greco-Roman World, edited by Rebecca Benefiel and Peter Keegan. Angela is currently pursuing her doctoral research on itinerant men of music and letters of the Hellenistic Period in the epigraphic documents from Boeotia, Delphi and Delos, as well as publishing articles in Epigraphica and Seminari Romani di Cultura Greca. While at CHS, she will be working on the itinerant Hellenistic artists’ project, with the purpose to complete the analysis from a geographical, thematic, and comparative point of view.

LamariAnna Lamari (PhD Aristotle University Thessaloniki) is a Lecturer in Classics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She is the author of Narrative, Intertext, and Space in Euripides’ Phoenissae (De Gruyter 2010), a book which applies the basic principles of narratology to the narration of the Phoenissae, with the aim of achieving a deeper understanding of the internal narrative structure of the play. Apart from the combination of narratology and Greek tragedy, she is also interested in the (re)performative, cultural, and political poetics of ancient Greek drama. While at the CHS, she will be working on her second monograph, which explores the reperformances of the three major tragedians in the fifth and fourth centuries BC.

MarquisEmeline Marquis (PhD Paris-Sorbonne) is working on Greek Literature of the Roman era. She is also interested in the transmission of texts, both from a philological and from a codicological perspective. Her PhD, completed in 2011, focused on the second-century author Lucian of Samosata and consisted of the edition, translation, and commentary of three of his texts. As a Pensionnaire de la Fondation Thiers (2010-2013), she continued to work on the Lucianic corpus and initiated broader research on the phenomen of pseudepigraphy. From fall 2013, she will be a researcher at the CNRS in France. Her project at the CHS concerns epistolary fiction and will deal with the so-called Letters of Phalaris.

MartinGonzalezElena Martín González (PhD University of Valladolid, Spain) is a postdoctoral research assistant at the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquity of the Institute of Historical Research (National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens), where she is collaborating in the completion of the epigraphical corpus from Macedonia. She has worked also as an associate lecturer in Classical Studies at the University of Valladolid. Her main areas of interest are Greek lexicography, epigraphy of the Archaic period, and the history of prose composition. Her research at the CHS will focus on the beginnings of Greek prose. She will compare the language and stylistic features of the most ancient Greek inscriptions in prose and the testimonies by the first literary prose writers.

PavlouMaria Pavlou (PhD Bristol University, UK) is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Open University of Cyprus, working on the project "Our Heroic Debate with the Eumenides: Greek Tragedy and the Poetics of Identity in Modern Greek Poetry and Theatre" under the leadership of Dr. Vayos Liapis ( Her main research interests lie in archaic lyric poetry, the representation of time and space in literature, the reception of Greek tragedy in Modern Greek poetry and theatre, and new educational technologies/digital classics. She has published on Apollonius Rhodius, Thucydides, Bacchylides and especially Pindar ( While at the CHS, Maria will be working on her monograph entitled Pindaric Chronotopicity. The monograph seeks to survey the way(s) in which Pindar represents and constructs time and space in his Epinicians, as well as the impact of this constructed chronotope upon the audience.

TamiolakiMelina Tamiolaki (PhD Paris-Sorbonne) is an Assistant Professor in Classics at the University of Crete (Department of Philology). Her book/revised dissertation, Liberté et esclavage chez les historiens grecs classiques (Préface de Kurt Raaflaub), Paris, Presses Universitaires Paris-Sorbonne 2010, won the Zappas Award of the Association des études grecques de Paris. She has also co-edited (together with Antonis Tsakmakis) the volume Thucydides Between History and Literature, Berlin, Walter de Gruyter 2013. At the CHS she will be working on her second book project, a study on the role and function of the emotions in Xenophon’s leadership theory. This project expands the topic of an article about emotions and historical representation in Xenophon’s Hellenica, which was written in the framework of the project The Social and Cultural Construction of Emotions: The Greek Paradigm (University of Oxford).

TsagalisChristos Tsagalis is Professor of Ancient Greek Literature at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He is the author of Epic Grief: Personal Laments in Homer’s Iliad (Walter de Gruyter 2004), The Oral Palimpsest: Exploring Intertextuality in the Homeric Epics (Harvard University Press 2008), Inscribing Sorrow: Fourth-Century Attic Funerary Epigrams (Walter de Gruyter 2008), and From Listeners to Viewers: Space in the Iliad (Harvard University Press 2012). He has co-edited: Brill’s Companion to Hesiod, (Leiden 2009, with F. Montanari and A. Rengakos), Allusion, Authority, and Truth: Critical Perspectives on Greek Poetic and Rhetorical Praxis (Walter de Gruyter 2010, with Ph. Mitsis), Homeric Contexts: Neoanalysis and the Interpretation of Oral Poetry (Walter de Gruyter, 2012, with F. Montanari and A. Rengakos), Homeric Hypertextuality (Walter de Gruyter 2012), A Companion to the Greek Epic Cycle (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press, with M. Fantuzzi). While at the CHS, he will be working on a commentary on Greek Epic Fragments of the Archaic Period.

Two Week Fellows

CazzatoVanessa Cazzato (DPhil University of Oxford) is a postdoctoral researcher at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Her scholarly interests centre on the symposion viewed from a variety of angles, especially as a context for the enjoyment of both verbal imagery through poetry and visual imagery through pottery, and as a context for the reperformance and transmission of archaic Greek lyric. She is currently completing two volumes on sympotic poetry: a monograph stemming from her doctoral work on imagery and a collection of essays by various authors which is the result of a conference she co-organized in Oxford. While at the CHS she will be working on the notion of ‘multitexts’ in relation to sympotic poetry and comparing notes with the related CHS project on the text of Homer.

Christensen.JoelJoel Christensen is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he lives with his wife and two children. After completing an undergraduate degree at Brandeis University, he graduated from New York University with a dissertation on “The Failure of Speech: Rhetoric and Politics in the Iliad,” where he also received the Advanced Certificate in Poetics and Theory. Over the past few years he has published articles on language and meaning in Homer in the American Journal of Philology, Classical Philology, The Classical Journal and several collections. He has also co-authored Homer: A Beginner’s Guide (One World Publications, 2013), as well as three articles on Homer and the poetic tradition, with Elton T. E. Barker of the Open University (UK). During his time at the CHS he will be working on completing a second book with Elton, Homer’s Thebes: Epic Rivalries and the Appropriation of Mythical Pasts.

HongYurie Hong is an Associate Professor of Classics at Gustavus Adolphus College. She received her B.A. at UCLA and her Ph.D. at the University of Washington. Her research interests include Archaic and Classical Greek literature, women in ancient medicine, gender violence in ancient literature and modern American culture, and classics pedagogy. She contributed an essay in the volume Mothering and Motherhood in Ancient Greece and Rome (edited by Patricia Salzman-Mitchell and Lauren Petersen, 2012) on the characterization of the maternal-fetal relationship in Hippocratic texts. During her time at CHS, she will be preparing a book manuscript on representations of pregnancy and childbirth in Greek literature during the Archaic and Classical period.

Janse.MarkMark Janse (PhD Ghent University) is BOF-ZAP Research Professor in Ancient & Asia Minor Greek at Ghent University. Before returning to Ghent, he was Professor of Linguistics & Classics and Head of the Arts & Humanities Department at Roosevelt Academy (now University College Roosevelt, Middelburg) and Visiting Professor at the University of Amsterdam. He has been Visiting Fellow of All Souls College (Oxford), A1 Foreign Fellow of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation and Onassis Senior Visiting Scholar at Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and the University of Arizona. His research interests span the history of the Greek language from Homer to the Modern Greek dialects of Asia Minor. He has published widely on a variety of topics including Homeric versification, Aristophanic aischrologia, the translation techniques of the Septuagint, New Testament Greek, Apollonius Dyscolus, clitics & word order in Ancient, Medieval & Modern Greek, Wackernagel’s Law, Watkins’ Law and Asia Minor Greek dialectology. He is co-editor of Bilingualism in Ancient Society (with J.N. Adams & Simon Swain; Oxford University Press, 2002), Language Death and Language Maintenance (with Sijmen Tol; John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2003) and four volumes on Modern Greek Dialects & Linguistic Theory (with Brian D. Joseph & Angela Ralli). Professor Janse is probably best known for his work on Cappadocian Greek which has earned him a special status in Cappadocian communities and honorary memberships of Cappadocian societies. A documentary on his Cappadocian research entitled Last Words is forthcoming (seriousFilm, 2013).

Joseph.BrianBrian Joseph (PhD Harvard University) is Distinguished University Professor of Linguistics and the Kenneth E. Naylor Professor of South Slavic Languages and Linguistics at The Ohio State University. His interests are quite broad, but are focused first and foremost on the study of language change, especially in regard to the Greek language throughout all of its historical phases, from Mycenaean up through Modern Greek, including both its prehistory and its place in the Indo-European language family as well as its more recent significant contact with its linguistic neighbors in the Balkans. More recently, he has been working on issues of language sustainability, looking both at what has gone into making the Greek language relatively robust in its diasporic setting in southern Albania and at what we can determine about linguistic -- and concomitantly ethnic -- viability in ancient times in the eastern Mediterranean. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Linguistic Society of America, Professor Joseph has authored or co-authored five books, including The Synchrony and Diachrony of the Balkan Infinitive (Cambridge University Press, 1983/reprinted 2009), and Modern Greek (with Irene Philippaki-Warburton, Croom Helm Publishers, 1987), and edited or co-edited eleven other volumes.

Anne-Valérie Pont (PhD Paris-Sorbonne University) is an Assistant Professor (Maître de conférences) in Roman History at the Paris-Sorbonne University. Her research interests focus on civic societies in Roman Asia Minor: she published a book on urban landscapes in Greco-Roman Asia until the fourth century, drawing on epigraphical and literary sources. More recently, she began an inquiry on the fate of the polis in Asia Minor during the third century crisis and the Tetrarchy. While at the CHS she will be studying public speeches from this period, the communal values and the collective emotions they drew upon.

Xanthou.MariaMaria G. Xanthou (PhD Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) teaches Classical Languages, Literature and Thought and ICT in teaching classical languages at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki since 2001. She is Adjunct Lecturer at the Open University of Cyprus since 2012 and research collaborator of the Centre for Greek Language (Thessaloniki). Her research interests include Greek lyric poetry, both monodic and choral (Stesichorus, Pindar and Bacchylides), Aristophanic and Attic comedy (5th c. B.C.E.), Attic rhetoric (Isocrates), history of classical scholarship (German classical scholarship of the 19th c.), textual criticism, literary theory, rhetoric, ancient theory of rhetoric (definition and use of asyndeton), e-learning, ICT use for teaching classical languages and integration of ICT methodologies in the curriculum. While at CHS, she will pursue further research on female figures with special emphasis on motherhood, and their representation in Stesichorean poetry, their affinities with Homeric models and their reception in later classical literature.

ZecchinGraciela C. Zecchin de Fasano (PhD University of La Plata) is a Professor of Greek Language and Literature at the University of La Plata and a Researcher at the Center of Hellenic Studies at the same University. Her research interests include Homeric poetry, the composition of speeches in Book IX of the Iliad, and speech and utterance in the Odyssey. She chairs a Research Group on Myth and History in Greek Literature at the Faculty of Humanities. As a result of her PhD work she has published the book Odisea: Discurso y Narrativa (2004). She is also editor of the book Deixis social y performance en la Literatura Griega Clásica (2011) which encompasses the results of her team research. She is currently working in an edition of Lesser Hippias by Plato for her students. Her project at the CHS focuses on how the Greeks told their particularly bellicose history and how it is represented in their epic, tragedy, and historical works.

Ongoing Appointments

CHS Associate in Multi-Disciplinary Research/IT and Publications

Ioanna Papadopoulou is a researcher at the Centre de philosophie ancienne de l’université libre de Bruxelles. She is the author of The Song of Penelope. Poetics of weaving women in the Odyssey (Paris, Belin, 1994). With the CHS and other colleagues, she is working on the iMouseion Project, a virtual research environment where scholars and IT architects interact closely while creating processes and tools to support innovative models of interdisciplinary research.

CHS Fellow in Ancient Greek Literature

Effimia Karakantza (PhD Reading) is an assistant professor of ancient Greek literature at the University of Patras. She edited Classics@ Volume 6: Reflecting on the Greek Epic Cycle (2010) and she is the coordinator for Kyklos: The Greek Epic Cycle project.

CHS Fellow in Classical Philology

Anita H.E. Nikkanen (PhD Harvard) is currently working on a Homeric commentary and a translation with Gregory Nagy, Leonard Muellner, and Douglas Frame, as well as a manuscript on memory in Homeric epic. Beside Homer, her research examines Augustan poetry, Greek and Roman comedy, intertextuality, and metaliterature, and she has published on Ovid and Virgil.

CHS Associates in Comparative Cultural Studies

Dimiter Angelov (PhD Harvard) is University Fellow in Byzantine History and Lecturer at the University of Birmingham. His research and publications deal with the political and intellectual history of the Byzantine Empire, in particular imperial ideology, court rhetoric and reform literature in late Byzantium.

Panagiota Batsaki (PhD Harvard) is a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, and Newton Trust Lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge. Her research and publications focus on eighteenth-century political economy and the novel; the relationship between literature and sculpture; and issues of exile and translation.

Sahar Bazzaz (PhD Harvard) is Associate Professor of History at the College of the Holy Cross. Her areas of research and publication include colonialism and nationalism in North Africa (especially Morocco), historiography and comparative Islamic modernities.

Dimitris Kastritsis is Lecturer and Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews. He is a specialist on the early Ottoman Empire and its rise to power and prominence in the context of the late Byzantine and Islamic world. In his book The Sons of Bayezid (Brill, 2007), he studied the civil war brought about by Timur's dismemberment of the first Ottoman Empire in 1402, making use of Ottoman chronicles and a wide variety of other sources. He is especially interested in understanding the nature of early Ottoman society as part of a larger universe stretching from the Balkans to Iran and Egypt. More info about his work is available here.

Ilham Khuri-Makdisi, (PhD Harvard) is Assistant Professor of Middle East and World History at Northeastern University. Her current research focuses on the movement of people and ideas in the late 19th century Eastern Mediterranean, and especially on the formulation of radicalism and leftist ideas.

Anna Stavrakopoulou (PhD Harvard) is Assistant Professor of Theater Studies at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). Her current research focuses on historical and theoretical topics related to post-Renaissance European comedy, with a special interest on the Ottoman-Greek theatrical cross-fertilization.

CHS Fellows in Digital Humanities

Mathematician and computer scientist (Univ. Lille I, France), Saïd-Esteban Belmehdi is particularly interested in the algorithmic aspect of digital humanities. He has contributed to such projects as iMouseion and Arboreal. His research this year will focus mainly on text mining tools and their application to digital editions, annotations, commentaries of ancient texts.

Daniel Cebrián Robles is an Industrial Engineer finishing his PhD in fluid mechanics and a postgraduate in the Doctoral Research and Educational Innovation program at the University of Malaga, Spain. His postgraduate research focuses on developing new technologies to improve higher education with competency assessment using online tools such as eRubric and webquest. He has also been involved in the federation of educational online tools for European and American (North, Central and South) federated learning management networks such as the RedIris, EduGain and SINED. At CHS he will be a research fellow for digital humanities to help develop a media-rich open annotation framework for MOOCs, federated and stand-alone learning management systems. For additional details, visit his website

Christina Lafi has a BA degree in English Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has had a training on programming and editing tools under the supervision of Ioanna Papadopoulou (CHS E.U. Fellow in Multi-Disciplinary Research/IT and Publications) in Paris for two consecutive years. She currently translates posts on kleos@CHS into modern Greek.

Mills McArthur attended Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, majoring in Greek and Roman Studies and minoring in Computer Science. Mills's academic interests include Athenian political history and digital humanities. He interned with the Center for Hellenic Studies in the summer of 2011, and participated in several Sunoikisis courses during his time at Rhodes. In the summer of 2012, Mills participated in the Kenchreai Archaeological Field School. In 2012-2013 he penned a senior honor's thesis on the political dimensions of the Athenian fleet. While a senior he also worked for the national office of the Eta Sigma Phi honor society.

CHS Associate in Educational Management

Christos Giannopoulos (PhD University of Ioannina) is the Executive Manager of CHS-Greece. From 2001-07, he worked on many University of Ioannina projects (co-funded by the EU and the Greek State), and he was tenured in 2007 by the University’s Central Office of Administration. His cooperation with Harvard and the CHS started in 2003, when he received a full scholarship for participating in the Harvard Summer School Program in Greece. Christos served as the program's coordinator for three years (2005, 2007, 2008). In 2008, he resigned from his position at Ioannina to become the executive manager of CHS-Greece.

CHS Fellow in Egyptology

Vincent Razanajao is Editor of the Topographical Bibliography and Keeper of the Griffith Institute’s Archive at the University of Oxford, Faculty of Oriental Studies.

CHS Associate in Hellenic Literature and Language

Stamatia Dova (PhD Harvard) is Associate Professor of Classics and Modern Greek Studies at Hellenic College. She teaches and publishes on ancient (Aeschylus, Bacchylides, Homer, Mimnermus) and modern (Kazantzakis, Papadiamantis, Venezis, Zei) Greek literature and on language pedagogy. Her books include Greek Heroes in and out of Hades (2012), and Historical Poetics in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Greece: Essays in Honor of Lily Macrakis (editor, 2012); she is currently working on a book entitled The Poetics of Failure in Ancient Greece. Professor Dova is also an ACTFL Greek language specialist at the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the director of the Kallinikeion Institute at Hellenic College Holy Cross.

CHS Fellow in Homeric Studies and Comparative Poetics

Claudia Filos is currently finishing up her MA from Brandeis University where she will be a lecturer in the Classics Department next spring. Her thesis titled "Steadfast in a Multiform Tradition: émpedos and asphalḗs in Homer and Beyond" will be published online this fall. Claudia's teaching and research interests include Homer, oral poetics, the cult of saints, and comparative work on the reception of classical themes and diction during Late Antiquity and the Romantic period. She is committed to improving opportunities for meaningful research by undergraduates and nontraditional scholars, and to promoting the study of classical languages and literature outside the university setting. She currently Tweets, posts, and blogs about all things classical for the CHS.

CHS Fellow in Information Fluency

Phoebe Acheson (MA, University of Cincinnati; MLS, North Carolina Central University) is currently the Grants Resource Librarian at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. After pursuing a PhD in Greek archaeology she changed careers and became an academic reference librarian, working at Duke University and the University of Georgia. She is interested in information literacy, open access, and the intersection of classics and librarianship. She taught the Center's first workshop on Information Fluency in Classical Studies in July 2013.

CHS Fellow in Late Antiquity

Ryan S. Olson (DPhil, University of Oxford, Classical Languages & Literature) specializes in the history, languages, and literature of the ancient eastern Mediterranean. Olson is the author of Tragedy, Authority and Trickery: The Poetics of Embedded Letters in Josephus, published by the Center for Hellenic Studies/Harvard University Press (2010), and a historical survey article for Oxford University Press (2012) on moral education from the pre-classical era through late modernity. His current research centers on questions of virtue, social ethics and economic life in the pre-classical, classical, Hellenistic and Late Antique periods. Olson directs the program on educational reform at the Kern Family Foundation in Wisconsin, which is concerned primarily with moral formation and comparative educational achievement.

CHS Fellow in Leadership Studies and Greater Washington Outreach

Norman B. Sandridge (PhD UNC-Chapel Hill) is an Associate Professor of Classics at Howard University. His interests include epic, tragedy, the emotions, and leadership. He has written on the emotion of pity in several leaders in Greek tragedy and on the leadership of Jason and Heracles in the Argonautica of Apollonius of Rhodes. His recent book, Loving Humanity, Learning, and Being Honored: The Foundations of Leadership in Xenophon's Education of Cyrus, is a study of the first king of the Persian empire in the contexts of Persian culture and of fourth-century Athenian theories of ideal leadership. Norman is also co-editor with David Carlisle and Ryan Folwer of Cyrus' Paradise, the world's first collaborative online commentary to Xenophon's Education of Cyrus (

CHS Associate and Fellow in Lexicography

Madeleine Goh (PhD Harvard) is the co-editor, along with Gregory Nagy and Leonard Muellner, of a new Greek lexicon, an expanded English version based on the forthcoming third edition of the Vocabolario della lingua greca (F. Montanari, ed. Loescher 1995, 2004), to be published jointly by Brill and Harvard University Press. Her research interests include Greek epic, Attic tragedy, and Greek intellectual history, and she is particularly interested in the intersection between myth, performance, and politics in archaic and classical Greece. In addition to a monograph on the poetics of the charioteer, she is currently working on articles on similes in the Iliad, the language of conflict in tragedy, and coming of age and initiation narratives.

Ross Jaffe has research interests in lexicography, fourth-century BCE political philosophy, and the Hellenistic poetry of Apollonius of Rhodes. He is researching for publication (and will present a first version at a conference in Groningen this summer) an original theory about leadership in Apollonius’ Argonautica and its relationship to fourth-century political philosophy, particularly the work of Xenophon.

CHS Hellas Fellow in Geography of Myths

Pedro Olalla is a writer, Hellenist, philologist, professor, translator and photographer. His literary and audiovisual production (27 original works in different languages) explores and makes known Greek civilization by combining literary, plastic and scientific elements through a markedly personal language. For his work as a whole, he has been awarded by the Academy of Athens and bestowed with the title of Ambassador of Hellenism. As CHS Hellas Fellow in Geography of Myths, Pedro Olalla studies myths in connexion with natural space and human habitat (philological, historical-archaeological and geographical research, development of cartography ad hoc and photographic documentation of places). Among his works in this field are the “Mythological Atlas of Greece” and the TV documentary series “The Places of Myth”.

CHS Nafplion Associate in Hellenic Civilization

Yiannis Petropoulos (PhD Oxford) is Professor of Ancient Greek Literature at the Democritean University of Thrace, Dept. of Greek Philology in Komotini. He is also director of CHS-Greece, the CHS's branch in Nafplion. His research interests include Homer and Hesiod as well as modern Greek folk-song. His latest book, Kleos in a Minor Key: The Homeric Education of a Little Prince (Harvard UP) explores Telemachos' coming-of-age in the Odyssey.

CHS Sunoikisis Fellow in Curricular Development

Ryan C. Fowler (PhD Rutgers University) recently completed two book manuscripts: The Imperial Plato (working title; forthcoming [2013], Parmenides Press), and Plato in the Third Sophistic (forthcoming [2014], De Gruyter Publishing). During the fall 2013 semester, Ryan is the course director for the Greek lyric Sunoikisis course with Gregory Nagy and the Early Republican Literature Sunoikisis course with Niall Slater.

Olympia Fellows in Comparative Cultural Studies

Nikos Bozatzis (PhD Lancaster University) is Assistant Professor in Social Psychology at the Department of Philosophy, Education and Psychology, University of Ioannina. His recent publications focus, on the one hand, on methodological advances within the discursive turn in social psychology (e.g. Μποζατζής, Ν. & Δραγώνα, Θ. (2011) Κοινωνική Ψυχολογία: Η στροφή στον λόγο, Athens: Μεταίχμιο) and, on the other, on making a case for the social psychological cum discursive exploration of occidentalism (e.g. Bozatzis, N. (2009) ‘Occidentalism and accountability’, Discourse & Society, 20 (4): 431-453. Bozatzis, N. (2014) ‘Banal Occidentalism’. In C. Antaki & S. Condor (eds.) Rhetoric, Ideology and Social Psychology. London: Routledge).

Athina Papachrysostomou (PhD UCL - University of London) is Lecturer in Ancient Greek Philology at the University of Patras, Greece. She is the author of the book Six Comic Poets. A Commentary on Selected Fragments of Middle Comedy (Tübingen 2008). Presently she participates in the “KomFrag” project on comic fragments, which is based at the University of Freiburg. For 2013-2014 Papachrysostomou has been awarded a Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellowship.