Current Fellows

Here follows a list of the current fellows from all the CHS Fellowships Programs in Greece. All fellows receive an appointment for at least one academic year. The exact dates of their appointment vary according to when their fellowship program started. 

Early Career Fellows in Hellenic Studies in Greece and Cyprus 2020-21

Ioanna Moutafi, American School of Classical Studies

The Bioarchaeology of the Early Mycenaean Period: An Interdisciplinary Study of Human Skeletal Remains from Ayios Vasilios (Laconia) and Kirrha (Phokis)

Fellow.MoutafiIoanna Moutafi, current Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science Post-Doctoral Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and former Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow in the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge, is a bioarchaeologist specializing in the excavation and contextual analysis of human remains from the prehistoric Aegean. Her research interests lie primarily in social bioarchaeology and funerary taphonomy, investigating the social dimensions of prehistoric mortuary practices. Working mostly on collective skeletal assemblages, she employs a multi-dimensional biosocial approach that brings together traditional archaeology, mortuary theory and current advances in biological anthropology, field practice, and funerary taphonomy. During her many years of professional experience, she has worked as leading bioarchaeologist in several international archaeological projects around Greece, from various places and times. Key sites and publications cover the entire Bronze Age, including Early Bronze Age Keros (Cyclades), Middle Bronze Age Kirrha (Phokis), Late Bronze Age Ayios Vasilios (Laconia), Voudeni (Achaea), Prosilio (Boeotia), and Glyka Nera (Attica).

Nikos Tsivikis, Academy of Athens and Institute of Mediterranean Studies/FORTH (Rethymno)

An Early End to Antiquity in Roman Provincial Greece: Pagans and Christians in the Wake of the AD 365 Earthquake in Messene

Fellow.TsivikisNikos Tsivikis is an archaeologist of the Late Antique and Byzantine world, educated at the University of Crete. He is a senior member of both the Ancient Messene Project in Greece and also the Amorium Project in Asia Minor, Turkey. He is currently leading as principal investigator two distinct research projects on Late Antique urbanism and production facilities the first at the Academy of Athens and the second at the Institute of Mediterranean Studies/FORTH (Rethymno, Crete). He has held fellowships, worked and taught in institutions both in Europe and the USA (Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard University; Princeton University; Medieval Academy of America; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; California State University at Sacramento), Germany (Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, Mainz), Greece (University of the Peloponnese; National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Institute of Mediterranean Studies/FORTH) and Turkey (Koç University). He is specialized in the evolution of Late Antique and Byzantine cities and their hinterland, focusing on social relationships as expressed in the built and unbuilt environment. He has published papers on architecture, sculpture, epigraphy and metalwork in English, Greek and Turkish.

CCS Fellows 2019-20

Katerina Panagopoulou, University of Crete

CHS Fellow in Comparative Cultural Studies in Greece: From Moving Beyond to Moving Without Boundaries: Monetary Conventions in Northern Greece (Archaic – Hellenistic)

Katerina Panagopoulou studied History and Archaeology at the University of Athens, Greece (1993) and obtained her PhD at the History Department at University College London in 2000 (supervisors: Profs. M. Crawford and A. Burnett). She has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Program of Hellenic studies at the University of Princeton in 2002 and at the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford in 2003, on a BSA/Foundation of the Hellenic World Fellowship. As an Assistant Professor at the University of Crete, she currently teaches Hellenistic and Roman History and has taught at the Universities of Patras, Corfu (Ionion) and at the Hellenic Open University. She has also worked as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Greek and Roman Antiquity / Hellenic Research Centre (1993-4) and at the Foundation of the Hellenic World. An enriched version of her PhD dissertation, currently entitled The Early Antigonids: Coinage, Money and the Economy, is under publication by the American Numismatic Society in 2019. She has also coedited, with Profs. I. Malkin and C. Constantakopoulou, a collective volume entitled Greek and Roman Networks in the Mediterranean,  (Routledge 2009). Her research interests encompass ancient numismatics, the economic behavior of precious metals (primarily silver and gold) in the Hellenistic and Roman periods, demography, politics and economy in Hellenistic and Roman Macedonia, Social Network Analysis and economic history, social history of the Hellenistic and Roman Periods.

Victoria Ferentinou, University of Ioannina

CHS Fellow in Comparative Cultural Studies in Greece: Transgressing Cultural Borders: The New Myth, Nanos Valaoritis, and the Greek Avant-Garde

Fellow.FerentinouVictoria Ferentinou is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ioannina where she teaches art theory and history of art. Ferentinou obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology and Art History from the University of Ioannina, a Master of Arts in Archaeology from the University of London and a Master of Arts in Modern Art and Theory from the University of Essex. She received her PhD in Art History and Theory from the University of Essex in 2007. Ferentinou has lectured about and published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on international surrealism, its theory and practice; feminist art, theory and criticism; the appropriations of the concept of myth in modern art and theory; and the intersections between occultism and modernist culture in a European and Latin American context. Ferentinou is a contributor to The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism (London, Bloomsbury 2019) and co-editor of Surrealism, Occultism and Politics: In Search of the Marvellous (New York, Routledge 2017). She is a contributing editor for Mai: Journal of Feminism and Visual Culture, and was the organizer of the international symposium Visual Ecotopias: History, Theory, Criticism that took place in the framework of the 1rst Biennale of Western Balkans in Ioannina (11-14 October 2018).

AUTH Fellows 2019-20

Dionysos Alexiou, University of Cyprus & University of Nicosia

CHS – AUTH Fellow in Hellenic Studies: Phaedra and Hippolytus: the intertextual journey of the mytheme in 21st century theatrical plays

Fellow.AlexiouDionysos Alexiou was born and raised in Cyprus. Following his BA in Classics from the University of Ioannina (2003-2007) he went on to complete an MA -also from the University of Ioannina- in Medieval Greek Literature (2007-2010) and a PhD from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2011-2015) where he focused his research on the reception of ancient Greek drama in newer dramaturgy. He received a scholarship from the A.G. Leventis Foundation throughout his master’s and doctoral research. He has also successfully completed a specialized course for accredited guides-docents at the A.G. Leventis Gallery in Cyprus, and recently completed a course in ‘Copy Editing and Proofreading’ at the National and Kapodistrian University in Athens. Throughout his studies, he has been involved as a volunteer at Walk of Truth, a Dutch NGO, which aims at the protection and return of looted artefacts in war-torn countries, as well as combating illicit art traffic. He is currently working as an Associate to the Office of the President of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus, and as an adjunct professor at the University of Cyprus (Department of Classics) and University of Nicosia (Department of Languages and Literature).

Zoi Kalamara, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

CHS – AUTH Fellow in Hellenic Studies: Odysseus in Aeschylean drama: revisiting the fragments

Zoe A. Kalamara studied Classics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (B.A. 2015, M.A. 2017). The title of her thesis is "Niobe’s Myth in the Tragedies of Aeschylus and Sophocles". She is currently a PhD candidate at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and works on the fragmentarily preserved tragedies that deal with the aftermath of the Trojan War. She has participated in postgraduate conferences as a speaker and was member of the committee that organized the 1st Conference for Postgraduate Students and PhD Candidates in Classics, that took place in Thessaloniki (2019). Her article "Human and Divine Guilt in Aeschylus’ Niobe" was recently published in the series Frammenti Sulla Scena (Vol.0, 2019). Her scientific interests include archaic epic poetry and Greek drama, with a special focus on epic and tragic fragments.

Dimitrios Theocharis, University of Bolton

CHS – AUTH Fellow in Hellenic Studies: Women in Medicine. An epigraphic research

Dimitrios Theocharis received his BA in Byzantine and Modern Greek Philology and his MA in Theater and Cinema studies from the University of Crete, Greece. In 2018, he completed his dissertation at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and worked on his thesis, Verse Inscriptions from Pieria. From Archaic period to Late Antiquity. He is now a postgraduate student (EΜΒΑ) at the University of Bolton working on his thesis, Creating coaching and mentoring programs and how they can be applied to the development of leadership in organizations. He works  as a Human Resources Generalist in a multinational company, ManpowerGroup Inc., and he has previously worked as a research assistant on various research projects at the Centre for the Greek Language. His research interests include Greek epigraphy, ancient medicine, ancient and Modern Greek history, as well as coaching, mentoring and leadership.