Helena Crusius

Graduate Student


I am a doctoral student in Political Thought with a background in classical languages and philology. My particular research interests are oriented toward how literature, text, and performance mediate our real and potential political lives. In this vein, I engage ancient Greek performance traditions and 20th century debates on the efficacy and danger of aesthetic expression to foreground issues of genre, spectatorship, and textual agency for political action.


Research Focus

Greek drama, Platonic dialogue, anti-colonial poetics, spectatorship, aesthetics