College of Arts and Sciences

Classics Program


Dr. NikoloutsosKonstantinos P. Nikoloutsos, a native of Greece, is Assistant Professor of Classics at Saint Joseph's University. Prior to joining the SJU faculty this Fall, he taught at the University of Kansas, University of Liverpool, Florida Atlantic University, where he played a leading role in building the Classical Studies Program, the University of Buenos Aires (under the auspices of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA), the Embassy of Greece, and the Hellenic Cultural Association Nostos), and more recently at Berea College.

Dr. Nikoloutsos’s research focuses on Roman homoerotic poetry from the late Republican and early Augustan periods. For his article “Beyond Sex: The Poetics and Politics of Pederasty in Tibullus 1.4” Phoenix 61.1-2 (2007): 55-82, he was awarded by the Lambda Classical Caucus the 2008 Paul Rehak Prize, the highest national award for queer classical scholarship. Dr. Nikoloutsos has given numerous papers and invited lectures (most recently at the European Network of Research and Documentation of Performances of Ancient Greek Drama in Epidaurus), and has organized several panels at national and international conferences. He has recently initiated a groundbreaking research project on the reception of classical antiquity in Latin America and is the guest editor of a special issue of Romance Quarterly devoted to Latin American adaptations of Greek and Roman Drama.

In 2008, Dr. Nikoloutsos was selected, after a national call for nominations, as one of the fifteen program scholars for Page and Stage, an in-depth partnership between Aquila Theater (NYC) and libraries nationwide based around Homer’s Iliad. An advocate of the collaboration between academia and the community, Dr. Nikoloutsos has organized public lectures sponsored by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA) four times in the past.