Zoe Charalambous received her Ph.D. in Psychosocial Studies in November 2014 from the Institute of Education, University College London (ranked number one in the world in teaching in 2014 and 2015). She completed all of her studies in the U.K., and had been working in London between 2005 to 2014.. Her great love is poetry (B.A. Hons, English Literature and Creative Writing, Warwick University), and she has published poems abroad, with language being her great love (M.A. Classics, UCL) and all that relates to the wonder of human nature (PhD in Psychosocial Studies, Institute of Education, UCL). She has worked as a communications manager and consultant, advertiser, copywriter, translator, creative writing teacher. Her most recent post was lecturer in Education/course Leader for the Bachelor in Education at the Institute of Education, UCL London. Her Ph.D. produced and analyzed the first empirical evidence worldwide about creative writing pedagogies and the use of psychoanalytic theory in one's teaching stance. She currently works as an English teacher at Anatolia College in Thessaloniki. She believes in the co-creation of knowledge using every moment as an inspiration for something new to emerge… a transformative education…via which one can breathe shift into the new generations.
Despoina N. Feleki is an appointed English language Educator in Greece. She has received her Ph.D. in Contemporary American Studies from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece, where she has also completed her M.A. studies in European Literature and Culture. Her latest research interests include Contemporary American Literature, Popular Culture, Writing Technologies, and New Media Literacy. She is currently investigating the pedagogical effects of new media and (video) gaming on education. She regularly reviews for the European Journal of American Studies. Articles on her research have appeared in Authorship, the Journal of the University of Gent, in Writing Technologies of Nottingham Trent University, and in Gramma: Journey of Theory and Criticism of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Joseph Michael Gratale is a professor at the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT), where he teaches a range of courses in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. After completing his BA in History and an MA in Sociology in the USA, he went on to complete a Ph.D in Thessaloniki, Greece, at Aristotle University in the School of English. His dissertation focused on American studies, primarily the role of travel narratives and colonial-postcolonial discourses in North America from the 1600s to the 1800s. He has published articles, book chapters, and book reviews on topics related to American history and culture, cultural studies, and globalization. His recent research interests include war and culture, cultural globalization, and cultural geography.
Elisavet Ktenidou was born in Thessaloniki and graduated from the School of English Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2011. In 2012, being granted a double scholarship from the University of East Anglia (Arthur Miller Center and the School of American Studies), she completed her MA in American Studies specializing in George W. Bush’s rhetoric of the Iraq war and its influences from Woodrow Wilson’s rhetoric of war. At the same year, she started her second MA in International Relations at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki where she delved into Failed States as a cause or pretext for intervention. Having graduated from the University of Macedonia in 2014, she did her internship at the United States Consulate General where she was working at the department of economic and political affairs. Her academic knowledge as well as her ability to speak three foreign languages (English, French, Spanish) allowed her to deal with research and interpreting for the Honorary Consul. Elisavet Ktenidou is currently working as a teacher of English.
Nicholas Onuf (PhD, Johns Hopkins) is Professor Emeritus, Florida International University, Miami, and Professor Associado, Instituto de Relações Internationais, Pontifica Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. Thanks to the Fulbright Program, he is currently a visiting professor at Panteion University in Athens, and he has been affiliated with fifteen universities on four continents. He is author of six books, two with his brother, and dozens of articles in journals and edited volumes. His latest book, Making Sense, Making Worlds: Constructivism in Social Theory and International Relations (2013) was published in conjunction with the republication of World of Our Making: Rules and Rule in Social Theory and International Relations (1989).
Anastasia Stefanidou is an adjunct faculty member of the School of English, Aristotle University, where she completed her Ph.D. entitled “Ethnic and Diaspora Poets of Greek America.” She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on 19th and 20th century American literature, prose and poetry, research methodology, and ethnic studies at the same department. Stefanidou has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship, a Salzburg Seminar Fellowship, a Princeton University Library Fellowship, and a Library Research Fellowship from the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, California State University. She has presented her work at conferences in Greece and abroad and has published articles on prominent Greek American authors such as Jeffrey Eugenides, Nicholas Samaras, and Andonis Decavalles, and book reviews for the European Association of American Studies and The National Herald. Her scholarly work on Greek American literature has appeared in such journals as the Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora, The Charioteer, the Journal of Modern Hellenism, and The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature. Her research interests also include modernity and postmodernity, postcolonial theory, border studies, and personal narratives. She is currently completing an essay on Elia Kazan’s novels and an article on Theano Papazoglou Margaris’s immigration stories.