Indiana University Bloomington



Franklin L. Hess

Coordinator of the Modern Greek Program

Franklin L. Hess is the Coordinator of the Modern Greek program at Indiana University and a lecturer in West European Studies. His scholarly work examines 20th- and 21st-Century Greek popular culture—cinema, television, and popular music—exploring the economic, geopolitical, and geocultural contexts of its production. He has published on topics including early Greek cinema, the role of popular culture in Modern Greek Studies, and Greek rap music. Other scholarly interests include the pedagogy of Modern Greek, the cinematic representation of violence, and immigration. For the past four years, Hess has been a member of the Executive Board of the Modern Greek Studies Association. He currently serves as the organization’s secretary. In his spare time, he enjoys playing and teaching tennis and cooking.

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