Program Faculty:

 

Christine Ingebritsen
Professor of Scandinavian Studies, Current Director of the Program
PhD: Cornell University
Jackson School of International Studies Box 353650
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195

Christine Ingebritsen is Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. She received her Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University in 1993. Ingebritsen’s research focuses on the five northern European states comprising the Nordic area. She has written two books, The Nordic States and European Unity; and Scandinavia in World Politics and co-edited Small States in International Relations; Globalization, Europeanization and the End of the Scandinavian Model; and Coming Out of the Cold War. Her current research focuses on Scandinavia’s eco-entrepreneurship and the greening of capitalism. She had the opportunity to spend time in Greece on a study abroad program coordinated by the Hellenic Studies Program, where she has come to appreciate the crisis of the Euro first hand.

Heracles Panagiotides
Instructor of Modern Greek Language
PhD: Psychology, University of Washington
Cognitive Psychology, Language Learning
Jackson School of International Studies Box 353650
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195

Taso G. Lagos
Director of Foreign Studies Programs
PhD: Communications, University of Washington
Political communication: written and visual
Jackson School of International Studies Box 353650
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195

Taso G. Lagos is Foreign Studies Director for Hellenic Studies in the Jackson School of International Studies. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 2004 and founded the Athens study abroad program the following year. His family emigrated to the United States from a tiny village on the Greek island of Euboea. He is affiliate lecturer at the University of Washington, where he specializes in Greek Cinema, Greek Diaspora, Digital Studies and International Communication. He is currently working on a biography of Alexander Pantages, a Greek-American immigrant and pioneer of early motion picture theater history. His published has appeared in the Journal of Modern Greek Studies, New Media & Society, Political Communication and in the book series, Culture & Civilization. His blog on all things Greek can be found here.

Nektaria Klapaki
Acting Assistant Professor in Hellenic Studies
PhD: University of London
Jackson School of International Studies Box 353650
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195

Nektaria Klapaki is Acting Assistant Professor of Hellenic Studies at the University of Washington. A graduate of the University of Crete (B.A. in Classics with distinction), and the University of London (M.A. and Ph.D. in Modern Greek Studies), she joined the University of Washington in 2010 as Alexander S. Onassis Visiting Assistant Professor, having previously held teaching appointments at the Norwegian Institute in Athens, the University of Thessaly, and the Hellenic Open University. Her research interests encompass the presence of epiphany in modern Greek and European literature; encounters of modernism and Hellenism; modern receptions of the classical heritage; modern travel literature, as well as issues of memory, gender and cultural nationalism. Her publications include invited and contributed articles on epiphany in modern Greek literature, on modern travel literature, on Greek modernism, and on the relationship between poetics and apophatic theology. Klapaki is currently working on a book-length comparative study of epiphany in nineteenth and twentieth-century Greek poetry.

Carol Thomas
Professor of Greek History, Former Director of the Program
PhD: Classics, Northwestern University
Greece from Prehistory – Present
Department of History, Box 353560
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195

Joel Walker
Professor of Late Antiquity, Byzantine and Early Medieval History
PhD: History, Princeton University
Cultural and Political history, wider interaction of the Mediterranean sphere
Department of History, Box 353560
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195

Ivan Drpić
Assistant Professor of Art History
PhD: Byzantine Art, Harvard University
Art of the Byzantine world
School of Art, Box 353440
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195

Ivan Drpić received his PhD (2011) from Harvard. He is an Assistant Professor of Art History in the UW School of Art. Drpić’s research is focused on the art of the Byzantine world, especially in the period between ca. 800 and ca. 1500. His particular research interests include the material and visual culture of personal piety; the interplay between art and text; the questions of aesthetics, agency, and materiality; and the artistic and intellectual exchanges between Byzantium and the Slavs. His articles have appeared or will appear in Dumbarton Oaks Papers, Byzantinische Zeitschrift, Word & Image, and Zograf. Drpić is currently working on a book exploring the relationship between art and epigrammatic poetry in Byzantium.

 

Hellenic Studies
120 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
(206) 616-3247 office
(206) 616-2462 fax