Anastasia Stouraiti holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Athens (2003).
From 1999 to 2004 she was research assistant at the Querini Stampalia Scientific Foundation in Venice and in 2004-05 she was Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Princeton University. In 2004 she taught at the Ca’Foscari University of Venice and gave visiting lectures at several universities including Princeton, Columbia, Harvard and Yale. Her revised doctorate thesis will soon be published under the title Mars in the Mirror: War and Culture in Late Seventeenth-Century Venice
Her main research interests include the social, political and cultural history of the Republic of Venice, the history of books and readers in Early Modern Europe, colonialism and its forms of knowledge, and the comparative history of early modern empires. At the EUI she carries out research on a new book-length project provisionally titled “Visualizing the Levant: Print Culture and Empire in Early Modern Venice”, where she explores the visual construction of empire in metropolitan Venice.
Her recent publications include: “Raummetaphern der Rückständigkeit: Die Levante und der Mezzogiorno in italienischen Identitätsdiskursen der Neuzeit” (with R. Petri), in B. Schenk and M. Winkler (eds), Der Süden. Neue Perspektiven auf eine europäische Geschichtsregion, Frankfurt, Campus, 2007, p. 151-176; “Una storia della guerra: Pietro Garzoni e il suo archivio”, in M. Infelise and A. Stouraiti (eds), Venezia e la guerra di Morea. Guerra, politica e cultura alla fine del ‘600, Milan, Franco Angeli, 2005, p. 242-270; “Costruendo un luogo della memoria: Lepanto”, Storia di Venezia-Rivista 1 (2003), 65-88.