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Director of BoWB Christos Dermentzopoulos

Christos Dermentzopoulos

Christos Dermentzopoulos studied Sociology in Greece, History, Anthropology and Cinema in France (MA in History, University of Paris 1, Pantheon – Sorbonne and Anthropology, Ecole des Hautes Études en Science Sociales, Paris). Ph.D in Sociology, Section: Aspects of the new Greek social life, Panteion University of Athens.

He teaches as Professor Anthropology of Art, Cultural Studies and Politics and History/Theory of Cinema in the Department of Fine Arts and Sciences of Art of the School of Fine Arts of the University of Ioannina.

He is the writer of the books The popular novel (pulp fiction) on banditry in Greece. Myths, Representations, Ideology (Plethron Editions, 1997) and The Invention of Place. Nostalgia and Memory in the Film A touch of spice (Opportuna Editions, 2013) and co-editor of the volumes: Anthropology, Culture and Policy (with M. Spyridakis, Metaihmio Editions, 2004), Aspects of Popular Culture (with V. Nitsiakos, Plethron Editions, 2007) and Ordinary People. Studies on Popular Culture (with G. Papatheodorou, Opportuna Editions, 2019). He is editor of the series Alterities and Film Studies (Metaihmio Editions). He is also reviewer and member of the editorial board in Journal Utopia.

He was Tutor at Hellenic Open University in the MA in Cultural Management from 2006 until 2018 and he was Tutor at Open University of Cyprus in the undergraduate programme Studies in Hellenic Culture (2010-2013). Ηe was Academic Coordinator in the MA Programme Cultural Policy and Development in Open University of Cyprus.

He is guest editor, with Rania Kosmidou, of the Special issue: Studies in cultural memory (volume 12, Issue, 1 March 2016) of the International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics.

His research interests concern visual and popular culture, cultural politics, popular cinema. He is member of Media Communications and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) and L’ ’Association internationale des chercheurs en Littératures Populaires et Cultures Médiatiques (LPCM) / International Research Association in Popular Literature and Media Culture (PLMC). He is member of International Visual Sociology Association.