Konstantinos Kalantzis

Mary Seeger O'Boyle Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2011-2012

Degree
Ph.D., Anthropology, University College London, 2010
Dissertation
Visualising Identity on the Margins of Europe: Photography and the Geographies of Imagination in Contemporary Sphakia, Crete
Research Project
Visual Anthropology in the White Mountains of Crete

Konstantinos Kalantzis studied History and Archaeology at the University of Crete and Visual Anthropology at the University of Oxford (M.Sc.) and University College London (Ph.D., 2010). His doctoral thesis entitled "Visualising Identity on the Margins of Europe: Photography and the Geographies of Imagination in Sphakia, Crete" focused on the Sphakia region of highland western Crete and approached questions of power and imagination through a study of the visual as a primary field of social engagement, struggle and experience. Since 2008 he also works as an ethnographer in two projects that involve archaeological surveys/excavations in the island of Therasia and the village of Neo Monastiri in mainland Greece. These projects explore local notions of history and place, indigenous archaeological practices, landscape and social aesthetics. His main research interests include: aesthetics and ideology, landscape, postcolonial and critical theory, visual and material culture.