Short biographical note
Vasiliki Petsa studied Media, Culture and Society at the University of Birmingham and European Literature at the University of Oxford. She completed her PhD thesis titled ‘Political Violence, Terror and Memory in Contemporary Greek and Italian Literatures’ at the University of Peloponnese (2014), with the support of the Heraclitus II program. She was also a visiting research student at the University of Pisa, with the support of a grant offered by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since 2017 she has been conducting postdoctoral research on ‘Identity and Interculturalism in Greek Road and Travel Films. Mobility, Space and Subjectivity’ (IKY Fellow). She has taught Modern Greek Literature at the Hellenic Open University and Cinema and History at the University of Aegean. Α monograph based on her thesis was published by POLIS editions (Otan grafei to molyvi, 2016). She has presented conference papers and published articles on radicalism, trauma and memory in Greek and Italian fictional and autobiographical discourses, as well as on Greek cinema, mobility and identity. She is also the author of a novella (Thymamai, 2011), two collections of short stories (Ola ta chamena, 2012; Mono to arni, 2015) and a novel (To dentro tis ypakois, 2018).
MA in Mediterranean Studies