Associate Professor of Classics


Johanna Hanink took her PhD in Classics from the University of Cambridge (Queens' College). Her work in Classics focuses on classical Athens, particularly on the cultural life of the city's fourth century BCE. She is especially interested in the construction and reception (in both antiquity and more modern times) of the idea of the ancient 'Greek miracle'. Some of her work touches on the points of contact between modern politics and ideas about ancient Greece, and antiquity more generally.

She is the author of:

She is also co-editor, with Richard Fletcher, of the volume Creative Lives in Classical Antiquity: Poets, Artists, and Biography (Cambridge 2016).

She is active in Brown's Program in Modern Greek Studies and sits on the Executive Board of the Modern Greek Studies Association. She is Arts & Humanities editor of the Journal of Modern Greek Studies.

She is also a member of the editorial boards of the Bryn Mawr Classical Review and Eidolon, as well as a regular collaborator with Greece's ThePressProject.

She has written several 'public-facing' essays and reviews: these are collected here, on her personal website.

Johanna is particularly interested in working with graduate students on topics in Athenian literary and cultural history, as well as on 'reception' projects oriented around Classics, geopolitics, and Greco-Roman antiquity as an imperial idiom(!).


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