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About Katerina Zacharia

Katerina Zacharia is a Professor of Classics at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles with an expertise in the re-imaginings of classical antiquity in visual culture (art, theatre, film), as well as in the uses of antiquity in the formation of Greek ethnic identity, and in cultural politics. She holds a B.A. degree in Psychology and Philosophy and minor in Pedagogy, and an M.A. and Ph.D. 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, cultural politics and heritage studies. She is the author of Converging Truths: Euripides’ Ion and the Athenian Quest for Self-Definition (Brill 2003), and editor and major contributor for Hellenisms: Culture, Identity and Ethnicity from Antiquity to Modernity (Ashgate Variorum 2008), as well as author of numerous articles stemming from her work on Greek tourism in the interwar period, for which she received a Research Fellowships by the Initiative for Heritage Conservancy (fall 2010), and an Onassis Senior Foreign Fellowship (spring 2011). 
Prof. Zacharia is an experienced dramaturge collaborating on theatrical performances and workshops, artistic events, and the writing of film documentaries and feature films. She is a consultant on matters of Letters and the Arts for the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens, and for the film industry in Los Angeles. She serves as the LAGFF Director of Education and Culture. 


Present Professor of Classics and Archaeology, Loyola Marymount University Department of Classics and Archaeology

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Office: University hall 3755
Telephone: 310-338-5783


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