Johannes Haubold is Professor of Greek at Durham University.
He studied Classics in Würzburg, Tübingen and Cambridge, where he obtained his PhD under the supervision of Simon Goldhill. After two years as Eugenie Strong Junior Research Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge (1999-2001), he moved to Durham, where he has been teaching ever since.
He is the author of numerous publications on Greek epic, and on contact and exchange between Greek and Mesopotamian literature and culture.
His latest monograph, entitled Greece and Mesopotamia: Dialogues in Literature (Cambridge 2013), won an American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (category 'Classics and Ancient History').
His main areas of interest are Greek epic and its reception; and the place of Greek literature in a wider Mediterranean and Near Eastern context.