Anna Stavrakopoulou holds a Ph.D in Modern Greek Studies from Harvard University. She initiated the ancient & modern Greek language program at Bosphorus University (Istanbul, Turkey) in 1995-1996, and then went on to teach at Harvard University for the following three years. In 1999, she took a two-year break from academia to join the executive team of the newly established Onassis Foundation (USA) in New York City. After teaching as visiting faculty at the University of Crete (fall 2001) and Yale University (spring 2002), since 2003 she has joined the faculty of the Drama Department at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has co-edited with Gregory Nagy “Modern Greek Literature: Critical Essays” (Routledge, 2003). She has published a number of reviews and articles on Greek theater and literature. She is a co-founding member and faculty of the Harvard Olympia Summer Program (2001-); from 2006-2008 she was the Academic and Administrative Coordinator of the program.