• Dimitrios Antoniou

    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Department of Classics
    1130 Amsterdam Ave, 617 Hamilton Hall, MC2861, New York NY 10027, USA
    MS 1-0297
    Office Hours:
    Fridays 12:00-2:00pm & by appointment

    Biography:

    Dimitris (D.Phil., University of Oxford, 2011) studied theology at the University of Athens, oriental studies at Oxford, and anthropology at Princeton. His research draws on approaches in modern Greek studies, anthropology, and history in order to examine the political and historical dimensions of immateriality. In particular, Dimitris takes unrealized government initiatives and especially failed architectural projects as vantage points to consider state operation and the making of public history. He has recently completed an ethnography of an unbuilt mosque in the suburbs of Athens and is currently collaborating with architects and artists on research that explores the story of a phantasmatic cathedral in 1970s Greece.  This semester Dimitris is teaching the course “Dictatorships and their Afterlives” and in Fall 2015 he will be teaching “Topics through Greek Film.”

    Publications:

    «Τρομοκρατία και Θρησκευτική Ταξινόμηση». Kathimerini, 18 January 2015.

    Review of Kostis Kornetis, Children of the Greek Dictatorship. Student Resistance, Cultural Politics and the “Long Sixties” in Greece. In Journal of Modern Greek Studies [forthcoming].

     “Crisis, History, Complicity.” In Stefanos Tsivopoulos and Hilde de Bruiijn (eds.), Archive Crisis, Heijningen: Jap Sam Books, 2015.

    “The Mosque that Wasn’t There: Ethnographic Elaborations on Orthodox Conceptions of Sacrifice.” In Victor Roudometof and Vasilios N. Makrides (eds.), Orthodox Christianity in 21st Century Greece, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2010.