Smaragda Yemenetzi-Malathouni, another returning Board member (having served as President in 2007-09), will be serving this term as Member. Dr. Yemenedzi-Malathouni was an Associate Professor at the School of English of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki until 2013. She studied at Aristotle University and Kent State University, U.S.A. Her major research interests and main publications focus on Early American Literature and Culture with emphasis on the Puritans and their influence in the creation of the American identity. During the past years she has expanded her research onto American expansionism in the Levant and the revolting Balkan ethnicities during the early nineteenth century, with emphasis on the Protestant involvement in the Greek revolution of 1821 and the first years of the new Hellenic Nation. Her latest edited book, Νυκτερινά Σκαλαθύρματα: Το συριανό ημερολόγιο (1859 – 1860) του Μακεδόνα εκπαιδευτικού Χρήστου Ευαγγελίδη Αντώνης Σμυρναίος, Μιχαήλα Ιατρού (Κ. & Μ. Ant. Stamouli publications), expected within the next month, is a collective effort of research in this field. She is the co-editor of two volumes of collective essays on American identity and multivocality, as well as many HELAAS publications both in English and in Greek.