Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. Maria Hadjipolycarpou


Hellenic Studies Program
Department of Classics
Columbia University


Ph.D. University of Michigan, 2014

M.A., Purdue University, Comparative Literature, 2005

B.A., University of Cyprus, Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies, 2003

Principal Presentations and Publications

A Savior and Its Double

Multiculturalism in a Post-Democratic Society

A History of Cypriot Multiculturalism

The “No” of Cyprus

“I Could Never Be the Poet of One Country”

2011 “Migration of Cultures. The Case of Hellenism and Derek Walcott,” The Center for European Studies, University of Michigan.

2010 “Literature As a Source of Memory Beyond National Heritage.” Visions and Conflicts of Heritage. Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO,) Nicosia, Cyprus.

2010 “Memory and History in Costas Montis’ Autobiographical Work Afentis Batistas and Other Matters.” Identities in the Greek World (from 1204-present.) European Society of Modern Greek Studies, Granada, Spain.

2010 “Autobiography and Oral History.” Creoles, Diasporas, Cosmopolitanisms, The American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA). New Orleans, LA, USA.

2009 “Costas Montis: From the Ruptures of History to National Appropriation.” Modern Greek Studies Association Conference. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.

2009 “Making Subjectivity Matter: The Struggle for Anonymity.” Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF), University of Michigan.

617 Hamilton Hall
1130 Amsterdam Avenue
MC 2861
New York, NY 10027

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Areas of Specialization

Autobiography studies; Post-colonial studies, Mediterranean studies

Mediterranean Topographies

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

MOD GREK 302 Modern Greek Language

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