Kostis Kourelis Associate Professor of Art History



Office: HUE36



Kostis Kourelis is an architectural historian and archaeologist. His fieldwork focuses on settlements, landscapes and vernacular buildings in the Eastern Mediterranean. He has excavated in Italy, Tunisia and Ukraine; he currently directs field projects on the archaeology of migration in Greece and the U.S. He has published on a variety of topics including migrant heritage, deserted villages, medieval landscapes, punks, poets and philhellenes. For a complete list of publications, see Academia.edu (https://fandm.academia.edu/KKourelis).

Kourelis has served on the Byzantine Studies Association of North America, the Modern Greek Studies Association and on the editorial boards of Studies in Historical and Contemporary Archaeology (BAR), the Journal of Modern Greek Studies and the Digital Press of the University of North Dakota. He has received awards from the National Park Service, the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Archaeological Institute of America, the Mellon Foundation and the North Dakota Humanities Council.

Kourelis teaches classes in the History of Architecture, in the Health Humanities certificate and the International Studies program. He co-teaches courses on real estate and tourism in the Business and Organization of Society department.


Medieval Studies Licentiate, University of Toronto, 2005

Ph.D. Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World, University of Pennsylvania, 2003

M.Arch. School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, 1993

B.A. Philosophy, Design of the Environment, University of Pennsylvania, 1990