Tatiani Rapatzikou is Associate Professor at the department of American Literature and Culture. She holds an M.A. (1996) from Lancaster University in Contemporary Literary Studies and a Ph.D. (2001) in Contemporary American Literature from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England. For her Ph.D. research she was funded by the Board of Greek State Scholarships Foundation (I.K.Y). Also, she received the Arthur Miller Centre Award (2000) and the BAAS Short Term Travel Award (2000) for her research in the U.S.A. and Canada. In summer 2009, she was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the M.I.T. Comparative Media Studies program. In Spring 2012, she was a Visiting Research Scholar at Duke University Program in Literature. She teaches courses on 20th century American literature and poetry. Her research interests are in Contemporary American Literature and the New Media, Postmodern Fiction and Poetry, the Technological Uncanny, and Cyberculture/Cyberpunk.
She is the co-director of the American Studies Resource Portal and the co-editor of ECHOES the online creative writing magazine of School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She is currently the co-ordinator of the internationally-funded project as part to the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund 2012 with the participation of the Fulbright Foundation with the title “Urban Environments in Transition“.