Global Programs: Naxos, Greece | Faculty
Ancient and modern Greek through humanities and social science
Elsa serves as the Brown in Greece Summer Program Director. Elsa Amanatidou joined the Brown Classics Department in 2001 after twenty years of working as a language teacher in Greece and the UK. In 2005, she was promoted to Senior Lecturer. Since 2006 she additionally serves as Director of Brown’s Center for Language Studies. From 1995 until 2001, she held the post of Head of Modern Greek Studies and Deputy Head at the Hellenic College of London, an independent, co-ed, bilingual school. Since 1989, she has held the posts of Examiner and Principal Examiner for GCSE, A Level and O Level public examinations in Modern Greek, in the U.K.
Konstantinos is an Assistant Professor at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at New York University. He received his PhD in History and Civilization from the European University Institute, Florence. From 2007 to 2012 he taught in the History Department at Brown University. His research focuses on the history and memory of the 1960s, the methodology of oral history, and the use of film as a source for social and cultural history. His book "Children of the Dictatorship: Student Resistance, Cultural Politics and the "Long 1960s" in Greece is forthcoming with Berghahn Books.
After graduating with a BA in Classics from Harvard in 2007, Byron MacDougall taught for two years at the Dexter and Southfield Schools in Brookline, Massachusetts. As a Ph.D. student at Brown, Byron works on post-classical Greek literature and cultural history and took his special author exams on Augustine (with Joe Pucci) and Gregory of Nazianzus (with Stratis Papaioannou).