Martha Klironomos, Professor of English, has been teaching courses in English and Comparative literature as well as Modern Greek language and literature at San Francisco State University since 1996. She previously held an appointment as the Director of the Center for Modern Greek Studies, the Nikos Kazantzakis Chair, at San Francisco State from 1996 to 2015. She was also an Assistant Professor in Modern Greek literature at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada 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 literature with specialization in Modern Greek literature from The Ohio State University in 1993. Her research areas include British, American and Greek modernist poetry, British and American 20th century travel writing to Greece and contemporary Greek American literature. She is completing work on a book-length study on classical reception, memory and historicism in the work of George Seferis and other Anglo-American and European modernist writers.
She is currently teaching courses in the Department of English, such as "The Novel in English," "The Literature of Exile and Migration," "Contemporary Literature" and "Greek & Roman Myth and Modern Literature."