Katerina Stathi studied History and Archaeology at the University of Athens, obtained an MPhil in Ottoman Studies from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom and researched Ottoman Athens (18th – early 19th century) at a PhD level at the European University Institute in Florence. She has worked in history and historical cartography research projects at the National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens and the Institute for Mediterranean Studies in Crete. She has also worked as a scientific secretary for the ERC project Open Jerusalem at the Université Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallée in Paris. A regular researcher for projects on Ottoman Athens and travelling literature at the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation in Piraeus, Katerina Stathi’s research interests include Ottoman studies, urban history, Balkan history and GIS.
At the IMS Katerina Stathi works as coordinator of ERC projects (RICONTRANS, MACAUTH), with tasks that include the organization of scientific, training and publicity actions. Her scientific background allows her to contribute also in field research missions.