Postdoctoral fellows

The SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies supports both graduate and postgraduate work on a variety of Hellenic topics and themes, and is pleased to nurture the next generation of scholars of Greece's history, language and culture.

Hellenisms Past and Present, Local and Global Postdoctoral Fellows

For the past two years, the SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies has solicited applications for a one-year Post-doctoral Fellowship focused on Hellenisms Past and Present, Local and Global. The search committee welcomed proposals that spanned disciplinary boundaries from candidates working on comparative approaches to the fellowship theme. Applicants from all fields of the humanities and the social sciences were encouraged to apply.

Sergio Basso (2020 / 21)

Dr. Basso has degrees from Venice University, Oriental Languages Department (MA, 1999); the University of Milan, in Classics (MA, 2011); and the Università Roma 3 (PhD, 2018); and lived in China pursuing his academic studies in Oriental Art and Literature. Over the past fifteen years, he has honed his communication strategies, developing crossmedia platforms for the web, broadcasting radio programs and shooting documentaries. He is a member of the Italian Association of Byzantine Studies; the International Association of Manichaean Studies; the European Academy of Religion; the Multiculturalism, Race & Ethnicity in Classics Consortium (MRECC); and the Centro di Ricerca sulle Minoranze (CERM) Università degli Studi dell’Insubria. During his time at the SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies, Dr. Basso will finalize his book manuscript on the transmission of the “Barlaam and Ioasaph” saga.

Andreas Avgousti (2019 / 20)

Dr. Andreas Avgousti studied political science at Columbia University, where he received his PhD in 2015 and holds a BSc (First Class) and an MSc (Merit) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Portland State University and has previously held the post of Lecturer in Core Curriculum at Columbia University. During his time at the Centre, Dr. Avgousti will finalize his book manuscript, entitled Recovering Reputation: Plato and Demotic Power for Oxford University Press.