Brikena Smajli, (Ph.D. in literary studies) is a poetess and scholar. She is actually lecturer and Head of the Research Center for Sustainable Development and Innovation at Bedër University College in Tirana. She got her Ph.D. in literary studies in comparative literature from CAS (Centre for Albanian Studies) with the research study: Mythical Symbols of creation and quest: Albanian poetry and European poetry. She has over 20 years of teaching experience, 10 of which as university lecturing at the Bedër University College and, at the European University of Tirana. Thanks to exchange programs she has lectured in Sakarya University, Turkey and the University of Valladolid, Spain. She has published scientific articles in renowned scientific journals, as well as referred to international conferences in different countries such as Italy, Slovenia, Monte Negro, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, Serbia, North Macedonia, Kosovë, etc. She is the author of the study book: Mythical Symbolism of Creation and Quest; Albanian Poetry- European Poetry, published by UET Press, 2019. Email: brikenasmajli@gmail.com