Assimina Karavanta

 

Born in Athens, Greece in 1970. Graduate in English Studies (Faculty of English Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece 1993). Diploma of English Literature, (British Council, 1990). Master in Comparative Literature (State University of New York at Binghamton, 1995). PhD in Comparative Literature (State University of New York at Binghamton, 1999). Post-doc Seminars: Summer School of Theory and Criticism (Cornell University, June 18-July 28 2000), Salzburg Seminar of American Studies (Salzburg, Austria, October 2002).

Lives in Athens, Greece with her two daughters and husband.

Academic Status: Lecturer at Department of Literature and Culture, Faculty of English Studies, School of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

Scholarships and Awards: Fulbright Scholarship (1994), Papadaki Scholarship, (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 1994-8), Teaching Assistanship (S.U.N.Y at Binghamton, 1995-9), University Award for Excellence in Research (S.U.N.Y at Binghamton, 1998), Gerondelis Foundation (1997-8), Dissertation Year Fellowship (S.U.N.Y at Binghamton, 1999).

Author of several essays related to the fields of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, translator of poetry and theoretical essays from and into English and Greek. Participated in numerous conferences in the US and Europe.

Teaching and Research Interests: Globalization Studies, Post-colonial Studies & Comparative Feminist Studies.

Current Project: Working on Globalization and Women’s Theatre. Co-author with Professor Nina Morgan (Kennesaw State University).

Member of MLA, ACLA/ICLA & HASE.

Languages: Greek, English & French.

 

Contact: minaka98@otenet.gr