Modern Greek Studies Association

University of California, Los Angeles

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture


Year Program Established: 2018

Approximate Number of Students Enrolled (per academic term): 30

Level of Program Offered (and when established):

Name of Director

Dr. Sharon Gerstel


Simos Zenios
Full-time Lecturer


Sponsoring Departments/Administrative Entities:

Department of Classics
UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture

Does the program and/or institution offer financial support to students? Yes

Program resources, achievements, and challenges

Endowment for the purchase of Modern Greek books and journals.

Active undergraduate and graduate student Hellenic club.

Recent initiatives in curriculum, collaborative projects, outreach, educational and research support.

We have just established a Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture, which has extensive outreach to the Hellenic community of Southern California.

100 Dodd Hall
University of California
Los Angeles, CA 90095


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Courses Offered

Elementary Modern Greek
Intermediate Greek
Reading Scholarly Modern Greek


Keywords for Modern Greek Culture
Good Grief! Greek Mourning from Homer to the Migrant Crisis


Tyrants and Rebels: Political Power from Classical Greece to Modernity

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