Vangelis Calotychos is an Associate Professor in the Program in Hellenic Studies at Columbia University, USA.
Vangelis Calotychos received his Ph.D in Comparative Literature at Harvard University. From 1991-96, he was Lecturer in Modern Greek Studies at Harvard. From 1996-2004 he taught in the Department of Comparative Literature & The A.S. Onassis Program in Hellenic Studies at NYU. His Modern Greece: A Cultural Poetics (Berg, 2003) considers modernity and questions of identity, culture, and politics in Greece from just before the founding of the nation state to the present. For many years, he has promoted interdisciplinary work on Cyprus: he edited Cyprus and Its People: Nation, Identity and Experience in an Unimaginable Community, 1955-1997, (Westview, 1998) and co-edited a special issue of The Journal of Mediterranean Studies (8:2, 1999) entitled Divisive Cities, Divided Cities: Nicosia. A volume of essays on a significant poet, public figure, and influential commentator of Greece post-World War II, titled Manolis Anagnostakis: Poetry and Politics, Silence and Agency in Post-War Greece, recently appeared under his editorship from Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. A monograph titled The Balkan Prospect: Identity, Culture, and Politics in Greece after 1989 will appear in the Studies in European Culture and History series, at Palgrave MacMillan, in 2012. In 2004, his collaborative translation with Patricia Felisa Barbeito of Menis Koumandareas’s short stories, Their Smell Makes Me Want To Cry, was published in the University of Birmingham Modern Greek Translations series. He directs the ‘Modern Greek Seminar’ at Columbia’s University Seminars’ Program.