Indiana University Bloomington

Christina Zarifopol-Illias, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer

Christina Zarifopol-Illias

Office number: BH 560
Office telephone: (812) 855-3739
E-mail address:

Degree: Ph.D., Indiana University, 1994.

Specialties/Research Interests: Romanian language and literature; Romanian history and politics; Latin literature; Ancient rhetoric.

Published Work and Current project(s):

  • New Correspondence: Mihai Eminescu-Veronica Micle. Polirom, 2000.
  • Portrait of a Pragmatic Hero: Narrative Strategies of Self-Presentation in Pliny’s Letters. Polirom, 2000.
  • Two outstanding Romanian educators in the first half of the 20th Century: Neculai and Elisa Bancea, a case study. Bucharest: Anima Publishing House, 2011.
  • translations from Romanian poetry

Selected Awards:

  • IU Trustees Teaching Excellence (2002)
  • Teaching Excellence Recognition Award (1998, 1999, 2000)
  • Romanian National Order “Faithful Service” (2000)
  • Kenneth Rexroth Memorial Translation Prize (1999)
  • Rated A+ as teacher by the IU students (1994)

Courses regularly taught:

  • Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Romanian.
  • First-year Latin.