Dr. Simos Zenios named Associate Director of the Center

Published: May 2, 2020

The Center is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Simos Zenios as Associate Director. Dr. Zenios received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Harvard University. His research focuses on the relation between aesthetics and political power in the European literature of the long nineteenth century, with emphasis on the lyric poetry of the Greek Revolution. He has been awarded fellowships and research grants from the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, the Friends of the Princeton University Library, and the Mellon-EPIC Program at UCLA. Studies on philhellenic discourses, Enlightenment rhetoric and linguistics, Dionysios Solomos, and Greek modernism have been published and are forthcoming in European and American academic journals. He is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Voice of Power, Voice of Terror: Lyric, Violence, and the Greek Revolution. During the past two years Dr. Zenios held the position of Lecturer in Modern Greek Language and Culture at UCLA, where he designed an integrated Greek language curriculum and offered courses on Greek literature and culture. He also participated in the organization of academic and community events by the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture. In his new role as Associate Director, Dr. Zenios looks forward to participate in developing course offerings in Greek culture and history, establishing partnerships with affiliated departments and faculty, expanding the Center’s engagement with undergraduate students, and extending the Center’s collaborative relationships on campus and in the community. Dr. Zenios will also oversee the Ellinomatheia exams at UCLA once they have been rescheduled.