We are delighted to announce that Simos Zenios will be joining the UCLA faculty in Fall 2018 as Lecturer in Modern Greek Language and Culture. Simos Zenios is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Harvard University. He moved from his home country of Cyprus to Greece in order to study Greek Philology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Subsequently, he obtained an M.Sc. in General and Comparative Literature from the University of Edinburgh. His research and teaching combine philological and comparative approaches to Modern Greek Studies and emerging work in critical theory. He is currently working on a book project that explores the relationship between nineteenth-century Greek literature and various forms of political violence. He is also designing a multimedia reader for the instruction of Modern Greek as a foreign language and he is completing a translation of William Blake’s Lambeth books in Greek. His work on European philhellenism, Greek romanticism and modernism, and Enlightenment aesthetics has been published and is forthcoming in Greek, European, and American academic journals.