Taso Lagos

Interim Director, Executive Master of International Studies
Taso Lagos



Taso G. Lagos has taught for over 22 years at the University of Washington, where he also received his BA, MA, and Ph.D. (Political Communication). His articles, solo or co-authored, have appeared in New Media & Society, Journal of Modern Greek Studies, The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Popular Communication, Journal of Communication, Political Communication, and others. He is founding editor of the Journal of Charisma Studies. His published books include American Zeus: The Life of Alexander Pantages, Theater Mogul (McFarland), Charisma and Religious War in America (Cambridge Scholars) and Cooking Greek/Becoming American: Forty Years at Seattle’s Continental Restaurant (McFarland) and the forthcoming The Age of Charisma: Understanding the Charismatic Personality (Ethics Press). In 2005, he established the Greece Study Abroad Program hosted by Harvard University’s Center of Hellenic Studies in Greece. He was recently named a UW Office of Global Affairs’ Global Innovation Fund Fellow and helped found Street Soccer Seattle that encourages folks without homes to play soccer to transition into self-sustaining lives. He has frequently contributed to the Seattle Times opinion-editorial page.


  • University of Washington, Ph.D., Political Communication,