Lona Moutafidou

PhD Candidate in American Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

BA in Italian Language and Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

MA in Modern Comparative and Postcolonial Literature, University of Bologna, Italy

BA in English Language and Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Lona Moutafidou holds two BA degrees, in English and Italian Studies, from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2006, 2016) and she was awarded numerous state scholarships during the years of her undergraduate studies. She also holds an MA in Modern, Comparative and Postcolonial Literature from the University of Bologna with a bibliographic research scholarship in UCL (2015). Her postgraduate studies were concluded cum laude with a thesis on William Faulkner (Cast Outside the Other’s Circle: Aberrant Lives in William Faulkner’s Fiction). Moutafidou has worked as a Secondary Education English Teacher for more than 10 years, teaching English as a Second Language. In 2016-17 she worked full time at the School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, where she taught undergraduate courses on Modernism in the US (TA), Academic Research Skills and English for Academic Purposes. Her research interests include postcolonial and psychoanalytic theory and questions of gender and race. Her Ph.D. research, which commenced in July 2107, focuses on otherness, family politics and the renegotiation of the notions of trauma and survival, primarily in the field of modern American Literature.

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