Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Anna Stavrakopoulou

Dept. of Theatre Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Department of Theatre Studies

Anna Stavrakopoulou studied philology at the University of Crete and theatre at Université Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle (DEA, Institut d’Etudes Théâtrales) and at Harvard University (PhD, 1994). She taught at New York University, at the University of Bosporus in Istanbul (where she initiated courses on ancient and modern Greek, with the support of the Onassis Foundation) and at Harvard University (1996-1999). She served as Deputy Executive Director of the Onassis Foundation (USA) (1999-2001) and taught as a visiting professor at Yale and the University of Crete (2001-2002). She has been teaching history and theory of theatre at the Drama Department (AUTH) since 2003. Furthermore, she is a founding member and part of the faculty team of Harvard Summer Program in Greece (which has been in operation from 2002 to the present) and has served as Associate Director of the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies-Greece (2010-2018). She has received grants from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation, Ilex Foundation and Bogliasco Foundation. She has served as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors at the National Theatre of Northern Greece (2011-2013). Recently, she served as Program Director of Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.