Stamatina Dimakopoulou (MA, PhDLon) teaches US literature and culture at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has been Fulbright Visiting Scholar at New York University in spring 2016. With a background in comparative literature and publications in transatlantic dialogues across literature and the visual arts, she is currently researching various art forms and poetry from the 1970s to the present day, focusing on vulnerability, sharedness and reciprocity. She is a founding member and co-editor of the peer-reviewed e-journal, Synthesis, an Anglophone Journal of Comparative Literary Studies. With Anne Reynes-Delobel, she has launched Transitive Modernities, a project linking education and research under the auspices of CIVIS, the European Civic University. She has collaborated with Athens-based Atopos cvc and the Athens School of Fine Arts in the Tyvek Project (practice-based workshops on James Merrill’s Self-Portrait in Tyvek TM Windbreaker and the New York Spanner (1978-1980), to be followed by an exhibition).