Sotirios Bampatzimopoulos has been lecturing at the Department of American Culture and Literature of Ankara University since January 2015. He completed his Ph.D. on “The Use of Violence in Contemporary American Cinema” in the department of American Literature of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece, 2014). He holds an MA in Media and Communication from University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain, 2007) and an MA in Creative Writing from University of Leeds (UK, 2004). He worked for several years as a film critic in Greece.