Aikaterini Delikonstantinidou is a Ph.D. Candidate in the School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Her academic activity involves the publication of a number of articles as well as presentations in both national and international conferences. She is currently working as assistant editor for two special issues of academic journal Gramma/ĂńÜěěá: Journal of Theory and Criticism (volume 22a and 22b) and for the online academic journal Critical Stages: The IACT. She received a scholarship by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation to pursue her M.A. degree (2012-2014) and she was awarded the 2014 Young Scholar Excellence Award by MESEA for her paper “Post-Ethnic Virtual Reality in William Gibson’s Burning Chrome: Savage Hybrids Wandering Cyber-Borderlands.” Her research interests include Performing Arts, Ethnic Studies, Ancient Drama, Mythology and Folklore.
Sophia Emmanouilidou received her Ph.D. from the School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, with distinctions in 2003 and on a full scholarship from the Foundation of National Scholarships in Greece (IKY). She has been a Fulbright grantee at the University of Texas, Austin. She has published several articles on Chicana/o literature and identity-focused theories. Her interests include border cultures, social studies, space theory and ecocriticism. She has lectured at the University of the Aegean, Department of Social Anthropology and History; at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of American Literature; and at the University of the Peloponnese, Department of History and Culture. She is presently affiliated with the Center of Life Long Learning for the Environment and Sustainability in Zakynthos, Greece.
Despoina Feleki is an English Educator and a Ph.D. Candidate in Contemporary American Studies in the School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She has assisted in the teaching of undergraduate courses for the School of English, such as “Computer Literacy and Research Skills” and “Workshop in Critical Writing: Poetry.” Her research interests include Contemporary American Literature, Popular Culture, New Media, and Writing Technologies, while she is currently investigating the pedagogical effects of new media on education. She has presented findings of her research in conferences in Oxford, Ghent, Florence and Thessaloniki. Her latest articles appear in the e-journal Writing Technologies (Nottingham Trent University), and in the Special Issue of the e-journal Authorship (Ghent University). She is currently offering editorial assistance for the special issue (volume 23) of Gramma/ĂńÜěěá: Journal of Theory and Criticism with the title Digital Literary Production and the Humanities (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). She has been a regular review contributor to the online European Journal of American Studies. Other book reviews of hers appear in the interdisciplinary journal 49th Parallel (Birmingham University) and in American Studies Today Online (Liverpool John Moores University).
Joseph Michael Gratale is Professor at the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT), where he teaches courses in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. After completing his B.A. in History and an M.A. in Sociology in the U.S., he went on to complete a Ph.D. in the School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece on a range of topics relating to American cultural studies. He has published articles and book reviews dealing with American history and culture, cultural studies, and globalization. His recent research interests are war and culture, the U.S. “war on terror,” and cultural globalization.
Christine Panou is an Honors graduate of the Faculty of English Language and Literature, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. She was born in Athens, Greece, and has traveled extensively in Europe and especially in the U.S., which has always been her country of interest. In 2000 she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to attend the “Fulbright Summer Institute for the Study of the U.S. for Secondary School Teachers and Teacher Trainers.” She currently works in Education but she has also worked as an external evaluator of Socrates proposals for the E.U., in diplomacy and the radio where she has had her own music show weekly. Her academic interests focus on Native American issues and old Americana as seen through art, music and road-trips. Recently she has published a review on the book Hard-hitting Songs for Hard-hit People for the European Journal of American Studies. Apart from the above, her interests include animal welfare and environmental conservation, volunteering, independent road-tripping, lighthouse and sky photography, and the outdoors.
Tatiani Rapatzikou is Assistant Professor at the Department of American Literature of the School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She holds an M.A. (1996) from Lancaster University in Contemporary Literary Studies and a Ph.D. (2001) in Contemporary American Literature from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England. For her Ph.D. research she was funded by the Board of Greek State Scholarships Foundation (I.K.Y). Also, she received the Arthur Miller Centre Award (2000) and the BAAS Short Term Travel Award (2000) for her research in the U.S.A. and Canada. In summer 2009, she was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the M.I.T. Comparative Media Studies program, while in Spring 2012 she was a Visiting Research Scholar at the Program in Literature at Duke University, U.S. She is the coordinator of the project “Urban Environments in Transition” (Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund-International Competition 2012) with the participation of the Fulbright Foundation. She is also the co-director of the American Studies Resource Portal and the co-editor of ECHOES the online creative writing magazine of School of English. She teaches courses and supervises research projects on 20th and 21st century American literature and poetry. Her research interests are in Contemporary American Literature and the New Media, Digital Literature, Postmodern Fiction and Poetry, the Technological Uncanny, and Cyberculture/Cyberpunk.
Department of American Literature, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS)