Franklin L. Hess is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute for European Studies and the Coordinator of the Modern Greek Program at Indiana University. In addition to teaching language courses, Dr. Hess also teaches a course on Greek cinema and the history and anthropology of Greece’s food cultures. His research interests include film, television, mass media, popular culture, and immigration. He is currently working on a book manuscript titled Civilization, Hellenism, and the Nation: An Uneasy Alliance. Dr. Hess also regularly presents on language pedagogy issues through the biennial Modern Greek Language Teaching Workshop. Recent presentations have focused on incorporating student-generated content into the classroom and the challenges of literacy-based approaches to language education. Last, Dr. Hess is a member of the Executive Board of the Modern Greek Studies Association, serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Modern Greek Studies, and is the Humanities Book Review Editor for Ergon: Greek/American Transnational Arts and Letters.