Johanna Hanink

  • Brown University
  • Department of Classics
  • Associate Professor of Classics

Johanna Hanink is Associate Professor of Classics at Brown University. All of her work in some way or other explores the invention, constructedness, and/or consequences of the notion of an ancient “Greek miracle.”

The Classical Debt: Greek Antiquity in an Era of Austerity (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2017) is her latest book; it examines how Western fantasies of classical antiquity have created a particularly fraught relationship between the European West and the country of Greece, especially in the context of Greece’s recent “tale of two crises.” She is also the author of Lycurgan Athens and the Making of Classical Tragedy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014) and co-editor, with Richard Fletcher, of the volume Creative Lives in Classical Antiquity: Poets, Artists, and Biography (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016).

She is active in Brown’s Program in Modern Greek Studies and is on the board of the Modern Greek Studies Association. She is also on the editorial boards of The Journal of Modern Greek Studies and Eidolon.