Institute for Mediterranean Studies
Katerina Komi

Katerina Komi

Ph.D. candidate
Department of Philology, University of Crete
Laboratory of Image, Sound and Movement

Katerina Komi is a PhD candidate in Film Studies at the University of Crete; her thesis  concerns  the reception of the French New Wave in Greece (supervisor: P. Mini). She holds a B.A. in Theater Studies from the School of Drama, of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an M.A. in the History and Theory of Theater and Cinema from the Department of Philology of the University of Crete (M.A. thesis: “Exploring the Discourse on Cinema in the Kinimatographos-Theatro Journal (1960)”).  She has been awarded four scholarships from the University of Crete (2012, 2017, 2018, 2019) and the William Stanley Moss award for the best academic paper written by a PhD Candidate (for the year 2017-2018). She has been a Research Fellow in the project “International Film Productions in Greece: The Case of Crete” (European Operational Program “Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning,” National Strategic Reference Framework. Her publications concern transnational cinema  (“The Moon-Spinners  (1964)’:When Hollywood Travelled to Elounda,” in Proceedings of the 12th International Congress of Cretan Studies, 2019, and co-authored "Tangible Benefits and People’s Bonding in International Film Production: The Case of Films Shot in Crete")) and the reception of the French New Wave in Greece (“Distribution and Exhibition of French New Wave Films in Greece (1958–1974)”, 2020).

Selected Publications