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Kalliopi Nikolopoulou was educated in Greece, the United States, and Germany. Before joining UB, she was Andrew Mellon Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Vanderbilt University, and a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at the University of Cyprus.
Trained as a modernist, her current research has returned to earlier influences and interests that involve the thought and literature of Greek antiquity. She focuses on the relation of ancients and moderns–particularly on the impact of Platonic philosophy and tragedy on modern thought. Her book, Tragically Speaking: On the Use and Abuse of Theory for Life, was published from the University of Nebraska Press in 2013 as the inaugural volume of the Symploke Series in Contemporary Theory.