Emmanuela earned a B.A. with Honors in Greek Philology from the University of Crete and a M.A. in Classical Philology from the University of Heidelberg. She enjoys reading all kinds of classical literature, especially dramatic and epic poetry, Lucian’s and Ovid’s works, and ancient novels. 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 theatrical adaptations of ancient plays.
Outside of her research, Emmanuela has taught modern and ancient languages to diverse audiences, and she is excited to be teaching modern Greek at UCSB. She also likes participating in interdisciplinary and performative projects, and in her free time she travels and cycles as much as possible.