Emmanuela earned a B.A. with Honors in Greek Philology from the University of Crete and an M.A. in Classical Philology from the University of Heidelberg. Her passion for ancient Greek and Roman drama led her to write a master’s thesis on the presence of the Underworld in Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus.
Her subsequent research on drama and reception studies at the University of Oxford sparked her ongoing interest in (post)modern reworkings of ancient materials, especially those in the modern Greek language.
Her doctoral project focuses on the drama of classical Athens and issues of displacement, sense of belonging, and identity of collective and individual tragic heroes.
Outside of her research, Emmanuela has taught modern and ancient languages to diverse audiences, and as the Argyropoulos Fellow of Hellenic Studies, she enthusiastically teaches modern Greek at UCSB.
She also likes collaborating on interdisciplinary and performative projects, and in her free time, she travels and cycles as much as possible.