Martha Klironomos, Professor of English, has been teaching courses in Modern Greek language and literature as well as in Comparative and English literature at San Francisco State University since 1996. She previously held an appointment as an Assistant Professor in Modern Greek literature at McGill University from 1994-1996 and was a Canada Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the Seferis Chair at Harvard University from 1993-1994. She received her PhD in English with specialization in Modern Greek literature from the Ohio State University in 1993.
Her research areas include the poetry of the two Nobel Prize-winning authors George Seferis and Odysseas Elytis, British and American 20th century travel writing to Greece and contemporary Greek American literature. She is working on a book-length study on memory and historicism in the work of George Seferis and his generation of writers. She also regularly reviews new titles in Greek American writing.
She recently served as the Associate Editor of the Arts and Humanities (2006-2010) of the Journal of Modern Greek Studies, which is published by Johns Hopkins Press – a refereed journal in the field of Modern Greek Studies. She also served as Secretary and as a member of the Executive Board (2006-2011) of the Modern Greek Studies Association, the largest professional organization of faculty, graduate students and researchers in Modern Greek Studies in the U.S. and Canada. She also served as the Director of the Center for Modern Greek Studies, the Nikos Kazantzakis Chair, at San Francisco State University (1996-2016).