Professor of Hellenic Culture and Civilization and Provost of New York University
Katherine E. Fleming is Provost of New York University, where she is also the Alexander S. Onassis Professor of Hellenic Culture and Civilization in the Department of History. She taught at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris as an associate faculty member from 2006-2011, and from 2012–2016 served as President of the Board of Directors of the University of Piraeus, Greece. Fleming currently sits on the Administrative Board of the Universities of Paris system, on the International Advisory Board of the University of Helsinki, and on the Executive Board of the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation.
Fleming holds honorary doctorates from the University of Macedonia (PAMAK) and from Ionian University in Greece, and her work has won the Runciman Prize and the National Jewish Book Award, among other honors. In 2016 the Hellenic Republic granted her honorary citizenship in recognition of her contributions to Greece. In 2019 she was nominated Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor and in 2021 she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Educated at Barnard College, the University of Chicago, and the University of California Berkeley, Fleming is currently co-director of a major oral history project in Greece, www.istorima.org, supported by a significant founding grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.