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since 08/2019 Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the Department of German Studies, Aristotle University Thessaloniki
03/2016-07/2019 Elise Richter Senior Postdoc Position [Elise-Richter-Stelleninhaberin], funded by the Austrian Science Fund, FWF, at the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, University of Vienna
2013-2015 Teaching assignment (Adjunct Professor) at the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, University of Vienna
2008-2012 Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Modern Greek Studies, Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, University of Vienna
2007-2008 Visiting Professor, Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, University of Vienna
2004-2007 Lecturer, Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, University of Munich
2001-2004 Assistant in third-party funded research projects at the University of Munich (conception and organization of interdisciplinary lecture series on literature and film)
1998-2000 Scientific Assistant at the Career Center, University of Ioannina, GR
1995-1998 Teaching assignment in the European Program for Migration and Culture, ‘Euro-Trainings-Center’ (ETC) Munich



September 2018 2nd Prize ("special mention") from the Jury of the Society for Media Studies GfM's annual Karsten-Witte-Award for best article  
June 2018 Library Research Fellowship, California State University (Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection), Sacramento, USA  
fall 2017 Fellow of the ‘Austrian Academy of Sciences’, Program for Advanced Research  
November 2015 Fellow at the Center for Literary and Cultural Research (ZfL), Berlin  
2014-2015 Princeton University Library Research Grant  
2011 Research Fellow at the Stanley J. Seeger Center, Princeton University  
2010-2011 Mentee in the Mentoring Program for Women Academics and Scientists at the University of Vienna  
2005 Translation Award of the Greek National Book Center (EKEVI) and the Goethe Institute Athens for the book Reflexionen. Essays neugriechischer Autoren [Reflections. Essays by Modern Greek Authors—cf. list of publications]  
summer 1999 Fulbright Visiting Fellowship at the Emerson College, Boston, and the American University, Washington, D.C.  



since 2016 Proposal Reviewer for the conferences of ‘Council for European Studies’ at Columbia University  
2014/2016 Research visits at the Firestone Library Archives and Special Collections, Princeton University, USA  
since 2013 Scientific Advisory Board of the online journal eisodos—Zeitschrift für Antike Literatur und Theorie [Journal for Ancient Literature and Theory] <>  
2014 Scientific advisor and member of the curatorial board of the art exhibition “329—The Crisis in Greece,” (WUK, Vienna, March 2014)  
2009 Organization and Funding of the International Conference Greek Dimensions of South-Eastern European Culture since the 18th Century, University of Vienna  
2008-2009 Participation in the research program “Literature in Context” of the Department of European and Comparative Literature and Language Studies, University of Vienna  
2004-2009 Coordinator of the Distance Learning MA Program “European Literature and Culture,” Aristotle University, Thessaloniki  
07/2011 Leading coordinator of the summer school “Translation in Literature and Culture” at the Inter-national Writers and Translators’ Center, Rhodes, Greece  
2006-2007 Participation in the research program “Theory and History of Autobiography” at the Department of Modern Greek Literature, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki  
2004-2007 Organization and funding of lecture series on literature and film at the University of Munich  



Doctoral Studies (PhD) at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Department of Comparative Literature and Modern Greek Studies
Dissertation: No Hero, No Song: Rewriting the Odyssey in the 20th Century
Conferral of degree: summa cum laude / with highest distinction
Graduate studies, University of Munich
Comparative Literature / Theater Studies / Italian Literary Studies
Conferral of degree: Magister Artium (M.A.)
Undergraduate studies, University of Ioannina, GR
Medieval and Modern Greek Studies
Conferral of degree: Dipl. Phil.



Deutsche Gesellschaft für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft DGAVL (German Association for Comparative Literature)
Association for Cultural Studies (ACS)
European Society of Modern Greek Studies
Modern Greek Studies Association (MGSA)