Demetra Kasimis is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago. She writes and teaches on democratic theory with emphasis on the thought and politics of classical Greece and its contemporary receptions. She is particularly interested in questions of membership, immigration, and more recently democratic erosion. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the NEH, ACLS, and Mellon and Fulbright Foundations. After graduating from Columbia University, she received her PhD from Northwestern University.
At the University of Chicago, she is an associated faculty member of the Department of Classics, a board member of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, and a faculty fellow of SIFK and the Chicago Center on Democracy. She is also an associate editor of Polis: The Journal for the Study of Ancient Greek and Roman Thought.
- “Medea the Refugee.” The Review of Politics 82 (2020): 393-415.
- The Perpetual Immigrant and the Limits of Athenian Democracy. Cambridge University Press, 2018.