She is a Full Professor at the Department of Theatre Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Head of the Department) and a Guest Researcher at the Department (former Centre) for Neohellenic Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRS). She was born in Piraeus. She graduated from the ‘‘Collège Franco-Hellénique Jeanne D’Arc’’ High School. She has studied Greek and French Literature at the University of Athens. Holding a postgraduate scholarship of the French government, she specialized in the fields of French, Comparative and Modern Greek Literature (Université de Clermont II [=Université Blaise Pascal], Paris IV-Sorbonne). A student of C.Th. Dimaras at the Neohellenic Institute (Sorbonne) and “Alexander S. Onassis’’ scholarship recipient, she obtained her Ph.D. in History and Civilization at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris). Formerly a Researcher at the Centre for Neohellenic Research (1980-2000), she is now DNR Guest Researcher.

She had taught history of Modern Greek Theatre (1995-2000) at the Department of Theatre Studies (University of Patras). In 1999 she was elected Associate Professor, and in 2004 full Professor, at the Department of Theatre Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Currently, she is a coordinator of two programmes of Academic and Research Excellence: I. Thalis, 2012-2015, ‘‘Chrysallis – Cultural transfer and ‘national character’ in nineteenth century Greek periodicals’’, and 
ΙΙ. Excellence II, 2014-2015: ‘‘ARCH – Archival Research and Cultural Heritage: The Theatre Archive of Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio’’.
She is interested in comparative literature, with special emphasis on history of ideas, on translation issues, on comparative dramatology and on the history of the Modern Greek theatre during the 18th and 19th centuries. She was also interested for a long time on the history of periodical press (19th c.). She has authored (or co-authored) 23 books, either monographs or edited volumes, and about 150 articles, book-reviews and essays in renowned Greek and international academic journals (e.g. Études Balkaniques, Revue des Études Sud-Est Européennes, Synthésis, Neohelicon, Studies on Voltaire and the 18th century, Journal of Modern Greek Studies).
She has presented numerous papers in international conferences, university lectures and she has organised seminars, roundtables and symposia in Greece and abroad. She has participated in the exchange programme between the Athens-based NHRF and the Paris-based CNRS as well as in international academic networks, such as the European Science Foundation and the Association Internationale de Littérature comparée.