Ioannis Mylonopoulos is an Associate Professor of Ancient Greek Art, Architecture, and Archaeology at Columbia University. Professor Mylonopoulos was educated at the University of Athens and the Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg (Ph.D. summa cum laude 2001). Before coming to Columbia in 2008, professor Mylonopoulos was Research Associate at the University of Heidelberg, Assistant Professor at the University of Vienna, Junior Professor at the University of Erfurt, and Fellow of the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies. He has received fellowships and grants from the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation, the Ernst-Kirsten Society, the Friedrich-Naumann Foundation, the Gerda-Henkel Foundation, and the German Research Council. His book, Πελοπόννησος οἰκητήριον Ποσειδῶνος. Heiligtümer und Kulte des Poseidon auf der Peloponnes, Kernos supplement 13, Liége 2003, which won the Margarete Häcker Award for the best dissertation in Classical Studies in German language in 2002, examines the archaeology and architectural development of sacred sites on the Peloponnese dedicated to Poseidon.
Professor Mylonopoulos participated in excavations in Greece (Zominthos, Eleutherna), Turkey (Aphrodisias), and Germany (Ladenburg/Lopodunum). Between 1999 and 2008, he was co-editor of the Epigraphic Bulletin for Greek Religion (EBGR) and is currently co-author of the Chronique archéologique de la religion grecque (ChronARG). He is completing a book entitled Odysseus in the Cavern? Terracotta figurines from the Polis-Cave on Ithaca. His monograph under the title The Visual Construction(s) of the Divine in Ancient Greece is under contract with Harvard University Press. His book Greek Sanctuaries. Forms and Functions will be published with De Gruyter. He is also preparing a volume with essays on Materiality and Visibility of Rituals in the Ancient Mediterranean to be published with Steiner. In January 2012, professor Mylonopoulos will be joining the editorial board of the Archiv für Religionsgeschichte.