Catherine Nina Evarkiou, M.A.

Professor of Writing

Education

  • M.A. in Comparative Literature from Rackham School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • B.A. in English and French Literature from Pomona College, Claremont, CA
    • Pomona Modular Academy, Université de la Sorbonne, Paris, France under the auspices of Pomona College
    • Music, Muir College, UCSD, La Jolla, CA

Courses Taught

  • Literature 200 – Literature and Culture
  • Literature 201 – Masterpieces of Literature I – From the beginning of writing to 1450
  • Literature 202 -- Masterpieces of Literature II – 1450-1850
  • Literature 203 – Masterpieces of Literature III-- 1850 to Contemporary
  • Literature 206 – Genre Studies -- Drama
  • Literature 207 – Genre Studies – Poetry
  • Literature 208 – Genre Studies – Short Story
  • Literature 350 – World Literature
  • Writing 110 – College Composition
  • Writing 116 – Writing the College Research Paper
  • Honors Humanities 120 – Ancient to Medieval Cultures
    • Created and co-led Summer Abroad Literature Program in Greece, 2017
       

Experience in Field

  • Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA
    • Adjunct Professor, Department of English
  • Palomar College
    • Adjunct Professor, Department of English and Humanities
  • San Diego State University
    • Lecturer, Department of Liberal Studies
    • Lecturer, Department of English and Comparative Literature
    • Lecturer, Program of Master of Arts in Literature, Arts and Sciences, MALAS
  • Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA
    • Instructor, Department of Humanities
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of French
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of English

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications

  • San Diego Jewish Film Festival
    • “Cloudy Sunday: The Jewish Greeks of Thessaloniki, the Nazi Occupation and the Annihilation of 54,000 in WWII: A Brief History of the Jews in Thessaloniki,” Guest speaker, introduced the film and mediated a post-viewing question and answer session, February 2017
  • University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
    • “Trans-Atlantic Negotiations and Crosspollinations of Europe, Turkey and the United States: A Cultural History From Tulips to Tanks,” a paper and PowerPoint presentation delivered at the Joint Graduate Liberal Studies Conference on “Trans-Atlantic Confrontations: North American and European Perspectives on Culture and Society,” May 2003
  • Hellenic Cultural Society of San Diego
    • “From Festive Feasts to Sumptuous Symposia: Classical Greek Banqueting and Menus,” Keynote speaker and coordinator for a Classical Greek Dinner at the UCSD Faculty Club, April 2004
    • "The Greeks of Asia Minor: Paradise Lost,” February 2002
    • “Sophocles’ Antigone: The Rite Gone Wrong,” September 1998
  • San Diego State University
    • “The Greeks of Asia Minor: Paradise Lost,” part of a public lecture series: “Holocausts” sponsored by the MALAS program. One of five guest speakers, Summer 2001
  • Southwestern College
    • “The Ancient Cretan Civilization,” an interactive presentation of inductive pedagogy and recent scholarship on the Minoan culture and archaeological sites as part of a Humanities Department Faculty Colloquium, Spring 2001
  • San Diego State University, Grossmont College, and the Hellenic Cultural Society
    • Instrumental in sponsoring and organizing multi-departmental performance and lecture of ancient Greek music on authentically reproduced instruments by the ensemble De Organographia, Fall 1999
  • Grossmont College
    • “From Festive Feasts to Sumptuous Symposia: Classical Greek Banqueting and Menus,” Keynote speaker coordinator and chef for a Classical Greek Buffet at Griffith Gate, April 2005
    • “Trans-Atlantic Negotiations and Crosspollinations of Europe, Turkey and the United States: A Cultural History From Tulips to Tanks,” Fall 2003
    • Integral in brokering, coordinating and mediating a performance and forum of Children of Heracles by Euripides with a company of players from the 6th @ Penn Theater and the translator of the play, Dr. Marianne McDonald, Grossmont College, May 2003
    • “The Greeks of Asia Minor: Paradise Lost,” featured speaker for the Humanities Club for faculty, students and public, Grossmont College, March 2002
    • Integral in brokering a Byzantine Icon Exhibition on Grossmont College campus at the Hyde Gallery presented in conjunction with the Timken Gallery, 1998