Dionysos Alexiou

Phd In Classics | Adjunct Lecturer | University Of Nicosia, Cyprus | Reception of Ancient Greek Theatre| Cultural Diplomacy

Dionysos Alexiou holds a BA in Classics, an MA in Medieval Greek Literature from the University of Ioannina, and a PhD from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where his research focused on the reception of ancient Greek drama in newer dramaturgy. He has also successfully completed specialized courses for accredited guide-Docent at The A.G. Leventis Gallery in Cyprus, in ‘Copy Editing and Proofreading’ at the National and Kapodistrian University in Athens, in ‘Cultural Diplomacy’ at the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies and ‘Management of Arts Organizations” offered by the University of Maryland. Throughout his studies, he has worked on educational campaigns that took place in developing countries involving the repatriation of stolen artifacts to their rightful country of origin as well as combating illicit art traffic. He has had and continues to hold various lecturer positions at the University of Cyprus and University of Nicosia, as well being involved at the Harvard University, Centre for Hellenic Studies as a postdoctoral researcher, and recently as a research fellow at the University of Southern California, Center on Public Diplomacy. His research interests focus on the reception of ancient Greek drama, intercultural education, arts management, cultural diplomacy, corporate cultural diplomacy, international relations etc. Dionysos has been working as an Associate to the Office of the President of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus for 5 years (2016-2021), where, among other responsibilities (projects, preparation of research papers, symposium, conferences, bilateral/trilateral meetings, observing and reporting parliamentary committees sessions etc.) he has been Parliamentary Representative/Coordinator of the Committee on Literature, Arts and Quality Education, and the Committee of Cultural Heritage; both aforementioned committees belonging to the Parallel Parliament initiative. As a Citizen TALES Commons, he is looking forward to deepen his understanding and skills in cultural diplomacy and cross-pollination and civic dramaturgy through collaboration and creative scholarship.