Angelos Chaniotis is since 2010 Professor of Ancient History and Classics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He specializes in epigraphy and the history of Hellenism from Alexander to Late Antiquity. He has been Professor of Ancient History at the University of Heidelberg, New York University, and Oxford University, as well as Vice Rector of the University of Heidelberg. He participates in the excavation of Aphrodisias since 1995, and since 2021 he co-directs the excavation in Lyktos (Crete). For his research, for which he has received grants from the European Research Council, the Packard Humanities Institute, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and other institutions, he has received numerous awards and distinctions, among them the Greek State Award for Essay, the Anneliese-Meier Research Award of the Humboldt Foundation, the Research Award of the State of Baden-Württenberg, and four honorary degrees. In 2013 he was made Commander of the Order of the Phoenix in Greece. He has served in numerous research boards, among others the Comitato Nazionale dei Garanti per la Ricerca in Italy (2012–2014), the Collegium for Advanced Study in Finland (2004–2009) the Research Board of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (2008–2013), and the International Board of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2005–2010). Since 2020 he is President of the Scientific Committee of the Fondation Hardt pour l’Étude de l’Antiquité Classique in Geneva. Since 2020 he serves in the Supreme Council of the Hellenic Authority of Higher Education. He is member of the European Academy and corresponding member of the academies of Athens, Finland, and Heidelberg.
His recent books include Theatricality and Public Life in the Hellenistic Age (2009), Age of Conquests: The Greek World from Alexander to Hadrian (2018), and Emotionen und Fiktionen: Gefühle in Politik, Gesellschaft und Kultur der griechischen Antike (2023).