Katerina Zacharia is a Professor of Classics at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. She received her B.A. degree in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Athens, and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Classics from University College London. Her main interests and publications are in Greek literature, especially drama and epic, and its reception; the social and political history of archaic and classical Greece; Greek ethnicity; Greek cinema; classical reception; visual culture; tourism and heritage studies. She is the author of Converging Truths: Euripides’ Ion and the Athenian Quest for Self-Definition (Leiden: Brill 2003), and editor and major contributor for Hellenisms: Culture, Identity and Ethnicity from Antiquity to Modernity (Aldershot: Ashgate Variorum 2008). In 2010-11, she received two consecutive Research Fellowships, the first by the Initiative for Heritage Conservancy, and the second, an Onassis Senior Foreign Fellowship, for her work on Greek tourism in the interwar period and spent a year in Athens. In 2011, she wrote two lengthy articles on “Nelly’s iconography of Greece” and on “Postcards from Metaxas' Greece: The uses of classical antiquity in tourist photographs”, forthcoming in 2013 edited volumes. She is currently working on a study of the Greek pavilion in the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Prof. Zacharia is an experienced organizer of theatrical performances and workshops, artistic events, and film retrospectives, and is a consultant on matters of Letters and the Arts for the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens, Greece.
This volume casts a fresh look at the multifaceted expressions of diachronic Hellenisms. A distinguished...
This book is a study of the Ion of Euripides. Produced in a period of...
Hellenisms (ii), Herodotus' Four Markers of Greek Identity (ch. 1), Hellenisms: Culture, Identity, and Ethnicity from Antiquity to Modernity (2008)
Hellenisms (iii), "Reel" Hellenisms: Perceptions of Greece in Greek Cinema (ch. 12), Hellenisms: Culture, Identity, and Ethnicity from Antiquity to Modernity (2008)
Hellenisms (i), Introduction, Hellenisms: Culture, Identity, and Ethnicity from Antiquity to Modernity (2008)
Sophocles and the West: the Evidence of the Fragments, Shards from Kolonos: Studies in Sophoclean Fragments (2003)
Funerary Ritual, Aeschylus’ Eumenides and Sophocles’ Antigone, Journal of Hellenic Religion (2010)
Plurality of Discourses in Euripides' Ion: Euripides as thinker and dramatist (in Greek with English summary), Archaiologia & Tehnes (2003)
Reversed Heroism and Heroic Perversion in Euripides' Medea, Dionysus (1996)
Nelly's iconography, Camera Graeca: Photographs, Narratives, Materialities (2013)
Postcards from Metaxas' Greece: The uses of classical antiquity in tourist photographs, Re-imagining the Past: Antiquity and Modern Greek Culture (2013)
Theo Angelopoulos Retrospective, Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (2012)
THEO ANGELOPOULOS (4/27/35-1/24/12), "A Greek Journey": Tribute presentation by Prof. Katerina Zacharia, followed by panel...
Rites of Passage in Ancient Greece, Ancient Greeks / Modern Lives National Endowment for the Humanities program scholar (2012)
Respondent, “Identity and Difference” panel, Athens Dialogues International Conference, Onassis Foundation (2010)
Interview for the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens (in English with intro in Greek), by LMU Creative Services (2012)
Press conference for the series of seminars, workshops and performances performed in Athens at the...