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Dr Tonia Kazakopoulou


Director of Global Engagement

Research Seminar Curator

Welcome Week Co-ordinator

Recruitment Team UG and PG; ISLI and CEG liaison UG and PGT; Prospectus and Publicity

Teaching Online Specialist

Building location

Minghella Studios

Areas of interest

My research is mainly focused on Greek cinema and women’s cinema. These areas of study are informed by my interests in wider critical frameworks, such as feminist theory and criticism, world cinemas and small nation cinemas, genre for film and television, gender and politics of representation in film and television, film style and aesthetics, as well as film practices and industries. My work engages with close textual analysis and is situated across film studies and cultural studies.

I am the curator of the international standing conference Contemporary Greek Film Cultures, which takes place every 2-3 years and is organised each time by a different institution around the world (Universities of Reading and Glasgow, London 2013; University of Washington, Seattle 2015; University of Vienna, Vienna 2018; University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki 2020). I sit on the editorial board of Filmicon: Journal of Greek Film Studies.

I have co-edited the book Contemporary Greek Film Cultures: from 1990 to the present (Peter Lang, 2017) and am currently working on a monograph proposal with the working title Greek Cinema of Dejection.

I am a passionate teacher of film and television, and I actively engage in creating productive synergies between research and pedagogy in face-to-face, blended or online learning modes.

Postgraduate supervision

I welcome prospective students with an interest in Greek and other small nation cinemas, feminist criticism and women’s cinema, as well as topics relating to genre and politics of representation in television (British, European and USA TV contexts).


I convene and teach theoretical and practical modules across all levels.

Currently (among others):

Exploring Screen Practices (convenor, MA)

Practical Project or Dissertation (convenor, for MACE and MRes)

Exploring Location (co-convenor, Part 2)

Extended Essay (convenor, Part 2)

Exploring the Studio (co-convenor, Part 1)

Dissertation and practical project supervision (Part 2 and 3)

Approaches to Television (part of teaching team, Part 1)


Previously (among others):

Film Production (convenor, MA)

Three Films (convenor, Part 3)

Advanced Practical Project: Film/TV (Part 3)

Film Authorship (convenor, Part 2)

Creative Practice: Film/TV (co-convenor, Part 2)

Popular Television Genres (Part 2)

Film Genre (Part 2)

Making Meaning: Film and Theatre (co-convenor, Part 1)

Introduction to Film (Part 1)

Introduction to Television (Part 1)

Professional bodies/affiliations

Fellow HEA

Member of the Society for Modern Greek Studies

Member of the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association

Member of the Editorial Board for Filmicon: Journal of Greek Film Studies

Member of Modern Greek Studies Now: A Cultural Analysis Research Network

Selected Public Talks

Dream Nation: 200 years on, Roundtable discussion panellist, part of the series Modern Greek Studies and Beyond: Local Cases, Global Debates. Monday 22 March 2021. (Rethinking Modern Greek Studies in the 21st Century: A Cultural Analysis Network Event)

Greek Cinema of Dejection, Research Seminar, Modern Greek Studies at Oxford University. 26 May 2019.

Olga Malea and Women’s Popular Cinema in Greece, Research Seminar, Feminist Research Group at the University of East London. 12 March 2015.


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