Anna Stavrakopoulou

  • CHS Associate in Hellenic Studies. Member of the CHS Greece “Events Series” Academic Committee
    • Associate Professor in Theater Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Anna Stavrakopoulou is an associate professor at the School of Drama at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Between 1994 and 2002, she taught at NYU, the University of Bosporus, Harvard (1996-1999), the University of Crete and Yale. Taking a brief break from academia, she was the Deputy Executive Director of the Onassis Foundation (USA), in NYC, from 1999 to 2001. Furthermore, in 2002 she co-founded the Harvard Summer Program in Greece and has served as Associate Director of the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece (2010-2018). Recently, she served as the Program Director in Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks (2018-2021). Her publications include three co-edited volumes, Modern Greek Literature: Critical Essays (with Gregory Nagy, Routledge 2003), Performance in Post WWII Theatre: Continuities and Discontinuities (with Andreas Dimitriadis and Ioulia Pipinia, Aristotle University Press 2014), Female and Male Servants: Historical Subjects and Artistic Representations in the Greek Speaking World (19th-20th century) (with Panayiota Mini, Constantina Georgiadi and Ioulia Pipinia, Papazisis 2020), and an annotated translation, with an extensive introduction of Alexandrovodas the Unscrupulous (1785) by G. N. Soutsos (The Isis Press 2012). Her current research interests include the translation and reception of European theatre in Greece (mainly Molière and Ibsen) and her latest publication is the forthcoming co-edited volume on Imagined Geographies in the Mediterranean, Middle East and Beyond (with Dimitris Kastritsis and Angus Stewart, to be published by the Center for Hellenic Studies Series).

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