CYA Faculty Nina Papathanasopoulou

Nina Papathanasopoulou

  • PhD (Columbia U)
  • Religion (REL)


Nina Papathanasopoulou joined the Classics faculty at College Year in Athens in 2020. She specializes in Greek drama, mythology, and its reception. Her current research explores interpretations of Greek myths by the American dancer and choreographer, Martha Graham and she is spearheading a new project for the broader public that brings together Classics and Dance. She completed her PhD in Classics at Columbia University in 2013 and her BA in Classics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2003.

From 2013 to 2019 she was Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics at Connecticut College where she taught Greek, Latin, classics and theater courses and was heavily involved in outreach programming for Classics. Since 2019 she is also the Public Engagement Coordinator for the Society for Classical Studies, where she oversees Classics Everywhere, an initiative that brings the study of classical antiquity to new audiences.