Dimitrios Antoniou

Lecturer in Classics

Columbia University

Dimitris Antoniou (D.Phil., University of Oxford, 2011) studied theology at the University of Athens, anthropology at Princeton, and oriental studies at Oxford. Before joining the Program in Hellenic Studies, he was Faculty Research Fellow at Oxford, Hannah Seeger Davis Fellow at Princeton, and National Bank of Greece Fellow at LSE.

His research draws on anthropological and historical approaches to examine state operation and the making of public history in Greece. In particular, Dimitris studies unrealized government initiatives and failed architectural projects.  His monograph, The Mosque That Wasn’t There: An Ethnography of Political Imagination in Contemporary Greece (forthcoming, University of Pennsylvania Press), explores the state’s failure to construct a mosque, while his latest article, “Unthinkable Histories,” traces the history of an unbuilt church known as the Nation’s Vow and the prominent place it occupies in public memory of the Greek military regime.