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Anna Stavrakopoulou

Resident Program Director for Byzantine Studies

Anna Stavrakopoulou

As Program Director of Byzantine Studies, Anna Stavrakopoulou oversees a fellowship program, research awards, predoctoral residency program, lecture series, publications program, summer internships, and an annual symposium, in addition to workshops and colloquia. She joined Dumbarton Oaks in 2018.

Stavrakopoulou earned a PhD in Modern Greek studies from Harvard University, after studying philology at the University of Crete and theater at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 (Institut d’Etudes Théâtrales). She has taught at Harvard University and New York University, and initiated courses on Ancient and Modern Greek while teaching at Bogaziçi University (Istanbul, Turkey). After serving as Deputy Executive Director of the Onassis Foundation (USA), she held visiting faculty appointments at Yale University and the University of Crete. Since 2003, she has been on the faculty of the School of Drama at Aristotle University (Thessaloniki, Greece), where she is associate professor of theater studies. Stavrakopoulou is a founding member of the Harvard Summer Program in Greece and continues to serve on its faculty; she has also served as the Associate Director of the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece. 

Stavrakopoulou has published books and articles in both English and Greek on modern Greek theater and literature. She coedited Modern Greek Literature: Critical Essays (Routledge, 2003) and recently published an annotated translation of G. N. Soutsos’s Alexandrovodas the Unscrupulous (1785) (Isis Press, 2012), for which she received an Honorable Mention by the 2013 MGSA Constantinides Memorial Translation Prize committee.