Maria Papaioannou, PhD
- College of Arts & Sciences
I was born and raised in Cyprus. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Greek philology with a specialization in Classics and a Master of Arts in Classics with a specialization in Latin Literature, both from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. After two years as a Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, I received my Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Florida in 2020. I wrote my thesis on the Hellenistic-era inscriptions from Artemidorus of Perge's rock-cut sanctuary on ancient Thera.
I joined Howard University in 2022 as a lecturer in the department of English. I teach courses on Classical Mythology (Greco-Roman and Near-Eastern mythological narratives on gods and heroes) and Humanities I and II (A study of both ancient and modern literature).