Sophia Emmanouilidou received her PhD from the School of English of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2003. She has been a Fulbright grantee at the University of Texas, Austin, and the John F. Kennedy Institute (JFKI) for North American Studies at the Freie Universität of Berlin. Her interests include border cultures, social studies, space theory and ecocriticism. She is currently affiliated with the Department of American Literature and Culture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.Sezgin Toska received his PhD from Atatürk University, Turkey. He was a Tübitak grantee for his postdoctoral research at the University of Idaho, USA, where he worked on a project on “Literary Ecocriminology.” He has published a monograph and several articles on ecocriticism and American culture and literature. His research interests include ecocriticism, the environmental humanities, and American culture and literature. He is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature of İzmir Kâtip Çelebi University, Turkey.