A native of Trikala Greece, Stratis Papaioannou studied Greek literature at the University of Athens, Greece (B.A. 1995) and Byzantine literature and culture at the University of Vienna (D.Phil. 2000). Before joining Brown's Department of Classics in January 2006, Papaioannou taught post-classical Greek at The Catholic University of America (2000-2005). He has received research fellowships from Dumbarton Oaks (1999-2000), the Centre for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo (2002-2003), the Humboldt Foundation (2005; Freie Universität in Berlin), and The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (2014-2015; Elizabeth A. Whitehead Professorship); in 2018, he was named John Guggenheim Foundation Fellow. He has also taught at the Centre d'études Byzantines, néo-helléniques et sud-est européennes at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris (June 2009 and 2013). During the summer, Papaioannou teaches Medieval Greek and Palaeography at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C. Recent publications include: Michael Psellos: Rhetoric and Authorship in Byzantium (CUP 2013), Christian Novels from the Menologion of Symeon Metaphrastes (HUP 2017), and Michael Psellos on Literature and Art: A Byzantine Perspective on Aesthetics, with C. Barber (NDUP 2017).