Roilos is George Seferis Professor of Greek Studies and professor of comparative literature at Harvard. He specializes in the cultural history of Greece (twelfth century-present) within its broader European and Mediterranean contexts. His research interests include literature and politics, ritual theory and semantics, comparative poetics, and cultural constructions of the past. Roilos is author of C. P. Cavafy: The Economics of Metonymy, Amphoteroglossia: A Poetics of the Twelfth-Century Medieval Greek Novel, and Towards a Ritual Poetics (with D. Yatromanolakis). His major publications also include Greek Ritual Poetics (co-editor) and Imagination and Logos: Essays on C. P. Cavafy (editor). He is co-chair of the Seminar on Cultural Politics at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.