Maria Koundoura is the author of two books, The Greek Idea and Transnational Culture, Transnational Identity: The Politics and Ethics of Global Culture Exchange, as well as many articles on modernity's aesthetics and politics. Her translations of Greek poetry into English have appeared in Ploughshares and Translation, as well as various online journals nationally and internationally. She was a founding editor of the Stanford Humanities Review and the editor of the Journal of Modern Greek Studies (2010-2013). She is Professor of Literature in the Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing. She holds a PhD in English literature from Stanford University.