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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 from the University of Athens, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Classics from University College London. She taught and audited the MA in Text and Performance at King’s College London and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. 
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 2008/Routledge 2016), and has also published on Greek tourism in the interwar period. She produced, directed and wrote the short documentary Blessings and Vows (2018), and has collaborated on the writing of film documentaries and feature films. Currently, she is collaborating on an interactive media game on spirituality and healthcare drawing on classical drama. 
She has received grants and scholarships from the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, the A.G. Leventis foundation, the Heritage Management Organization, and Stanford University, among others. She received the 2018 President’s Fritz B. Burns Distinguished Teaching Award from Loyola Marymount University and the 2019 Teacher Eddy Award from the LAX Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles.
Prof. Zacharia is an experienced dramaturge, and long-term collaborator on theatrical performances and workshops with the Stanford Repertory Theatre. She is a consultant on 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 for the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival. 


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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