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 a translator of Modern as well as Ancient Greek. Some of her published literary translations are collected here. Her volume of translated works by Andreas Karkavitsas, The Archeologist and Selected Sea Stories, will be published as a "Penguin Classic" in December 2021.
She is 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 is Arts & Humanities editor of the Journal of Modern Greek Studies. She is a member of the editorial board of the Bryn Mawr Classical Review and 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(!).