Center for Hellenic Studies

Anastasia Giannakidou

Anastasia Giannakidou

Professor of Linguistics

Anastasia studied classical philology, philosophy of language, and linguistics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, and received her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.  She is the director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, and co-director of the  Center for Gesture, Sign and Language. Anastasia studies the Greek language, and has comparative work on German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Basque, Korean, and Mandarin. She is the author of Polarity Sensitivity as Nonveridical Dependency (Benjamins), Definiteness and Nominalization (Oxford),  and Mood, Tense, Aspect revisited (Chicago)and is presently working on a new book for the University of Chicago Press, on the relation between language, truth, and our understanding of reality.

Stefanos Katsikas

Stefanos Katsikas

Stefanos Katsikas holds a Ph.D. in History from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), University College London (UCL). His research interests lie in Modern and Contemporary History of Greece and Southeastern Europe with emphasis on legal, political and diplomatic history. His research has focused on: a) consolidation of democratic institutions in post-conflict situations and their impact on state diplomacy and regional security; b) the role of minority and excluded social groups in the democratic process in the aftermath of ethnic and civic conflicts

Alain Bresson

Alain Bresson

Alain Bresson is professor in the Classics and the History departments and he is a member of the Oriental Institute. His main research focus is on the economy of the ancient Mediterranean world, especially the economy of ancient Greece. Besides, he works on the social, political, economic and religious history of Asia Minor and neighboring islands. In the framework of this activity he regularly publishes, or republishes, Greek and Latin inscriptions from Rhodes and Asia Minor.

Sofía Torallas Tovar

Sofía Torallas Tovar

Sofía Torallas Tovar is Professor in the Departments of Classics and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, as well as member of the Oriental Institute. Her research mainly focuses on different aspects of Greco-Roman Egypt, including the administration and the linguistic situation. As a papyrologist she has published several volumes and articles with editions of papyri and ostraca. She is curator of the papyrological collection at the Abbey of Montserrat in Barcelona, and also collaborates with the Swiss mission in Aswan for the cataloging and edition of the Greek and Coptic ostraca from Syene.

For more information regarding the Center for Hellenic Studies, please contact Professor Anastasia Giannakidou (giannaki@uchicago.edu) or Stefanos Katsikas  (skatsikas@uchicago.edu).

Mailing address: Center for Hellenic Studies
University of Chicago
1115 E. 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637 USA