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Anastasia Pantazopoulou

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, Classics

Education & Professional History

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, BA, MA; University of Florida, PhD

I am a classical philologist and an interdisciplinary researcher who aims at communicating her academic work with audiences inside-and-outside academia to create spaces for social change. My research interests are centered around classical Athenian drama, classical reception, and digital humanities with a focus on the concepts of identity performance, otherness, and inclusivity in fifth-century BCE Athens and contemporary North America. My current research project focuses on ways we can re-imagine and re-tell the stories of Euripides’ female characters through the art of digital storytelling.

Highlights & Recent Activity

Public Humanities Program Co-designer and Co-facilitator, “Growing Strong: Empowering Girls in the 21st Century through Stories of Classical Female Mythological Figures and Contemporary Women,” funded by the Center for Humanities and the Public Sphere, University of Florida (2020)

Digital Storytelling Workshop Organizer and Facilitator, “Imagineering Stories: Digital Storytelling in Education and Research,” University of Florida (2020)

Co-editor, UF Classics Graduate Student Symposium Proceedings, Vol.2. No.2, Department of Classics, University of Florida (2022)

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

Theater in Greece and Rome Steering Committee Member, The Classical Association of the Middle West and South (affiliated) (2020-)

Source Database Committee Member, Antiquity in Media Studies (2020-)

Society for Classical Studies; The Women’s Classical Caucus; Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Current Courses

  • Fall 2023
    CLAS 116: Greek Drama in Performance
    GRK 103: Greek Prose
  • Winter 2024
    CLAS 132: Fantasy and Science Fiction Then and Now
    GRK 101: Elementary Greek
    GRK 291: Independent Study
  • Spring 2024
    GRK 224: The Female Other in Athenian Tragedy
    LATN 103: Introduction to Latin Prose and Poetry