Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood (February 26, 1945 - May 19, 2007) was a scholar in the field of Ancient Greek religion and one of the most influential Hellenists.
She was born in Volos, Greece, in 1945, but grew up in Corfu. Sourvinou-Inwood studied at the University of Athens, and began research in the field of Mycenology in Rome and later in Athens. She graduated from Oxford in 1973 with a doctorate on Minoan civilization and Mycenaean beliefs in the afterlife. She was a lecturer at Liverpool (1976-78), and a senior research Fellow at University College, Oxford (1990-95). Also she worked as Reader in Classical Literature at the University of Reading (1995-98).