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Kiki Gounaridou

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Kiki Gounaridou teaches theatre history and dramatic literature. She received her Ph.D. in theatre history, theory, dramatic literature, and criticism in 1992 from the University of California at Davis. She taught theatre and performance studies at the University of Pittsburgh in the Ph.D. program in theatre. Gounaridou was the director of Smith College's Junior Year Abroad program in Geneva, Switzerland, for 2005-06, 2008-09, and 2009-10. She was also a teaching fellow at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, during the spring of 2011.

Gounaridou has published and presented, in national and international conferences, numerous papers on Ancient Greek theatre, French theatre, theatre translation, theatre theory and contemporary theatre, among others. Her translation of Euripides's Hecuba was published in 1995, and she was the guest-editor of the special issue on theatre translation of the journal Metamorphoses (2001). She is also the author of Euripides and Alcestis: Speculations, Simulations, and Stories of Love in the Athenian Culture (University Press of America, 1998), Madame La Mort And Other Plays By Rachilde (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998), Staging Nationalism: Essays on Theatre and National Identity (Mcfarland Publishers, 2005), and Two Plays by Denis Diderot: The Illegitimate Son and the Father of the Family (Peter Lang, 2011).

Gounaridou is a member of the Executive Board of the Comparative Drama Conference and former Editor of the book series Text & Presentation (McFarland Publishers, 2009, 2010, and 2011). She has also been active as a theatre director, both in Europe and the United States, for over 25 years.