Ioannidou Alexandra

Professor, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
Department of Balkan, Slavic and Eastern Studies

Born 1966 in Athens, Greece. Studied Slavistics in Heidelberg (Russian and Polish Literature, Bulgarian Linguistics) from 1984 to 1992. Dissertation on Russian Symbolism, published in 1996 by Peter-Lang Verlag (“Humaniorum Studiorum Cultores. Die Gräkophilie in der russischen Literatur der Jahrhundertwende am Beispiel von Leben und Werk Innokentij Anneskijs und Vjačeslav Ivanovs” ). Conducted a research in Greek Macedonia on the Slavic dialects of Greece. (1994-1996). Publications mainly in German, English and Greek on Russian literature, Slavic dialects in the Balkans, comparative literature. Translated from German, Russian and Polish into Greek several theoretical and literary books, such as Bakthin’s “Voprosy poetyki Dostoevskogo” as well as books by several Slav writers (Vladimir Makanin, Viktor Pelevin, Sonja Ulickaja, Pavel Kohout, Czesław Miłosz). From 2001 until 2009 taught as lecturer and later as assistant professor at the Department for Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies in “Macedonia University” in Thessaloniki, Greece and from 2002 at the Greek Open University. Currently she is associate professor at the “University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki”. 2009 she was awarded the National Award for her book “The Kouloufakos Case” (Kastaniotis Editions, 2008). 2013-2014 DAAD scholarship, guest professor at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena.