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Komninou Maria

Maria Komninou


BA in Psychology, Sociology and Economics, 
P.S.E. Brunel University

PhD in Sociology, 
London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK

Academic Position Associate Professor

Section Section of Culture, Environment, Communication Applications and Technology

Laboratory Laboratory of Audiovisual Media


Undergraduate Courses: 

  • Theory and Practice of Print Communication (203)
  • Art and Media (206)
  • Politics and culture (801)
  • Aesthetics and Politics: modernist trends in film (E120)


Postgraduate Courses:

  • Gaze, gender and image 

Administrative Duties

  • Member of the General Assembly of the Greek Film Archive, General Secretary of the Board of Directors, responsible for the foundation’s programming and for its participation in the EU project EFG Best Practice Networks and the digital platform www.europeanafilm gateway.eu
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Association of European Cinémathèques (ACE) (2008-2012)
  • Member of the first co-coordinating committee for the Postgraduate programme of the Department of Communication and Media (1996-97)
  • Director of the Avant-garde Film Festival
  • Vice President of the Hellenic Political Science Association (2002-2004)
  • Member of the Senate of the University of Athens (2010-2011)
  • Member of the Senate of the University of Athens (1998-1999)

Research Interests

Media & Communication Theory, Political Communication (elections and the role of print media, tv and social media).

Film theory, history and archiving (European and Greek cinema, gender, history and film)

Indicative Publications

Komninou, M., Kassavetis, O. (2012)”My private live: an outline of Greek erotica, 1971-4 “in Sarikakis, K. and Tsaliki, L. (Eds) Media, Popular culture and sex industries, Athens: Papazisis [in Greek] pp165-200

Komninou, M. (2011) “Representations of women in Greek cinema” in Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora, 37 (1&2): 75-89.

Komninou, M., Vamvakas, V. (2011)”The December 2008 Revolt Media in Greece”, in Encyclopedia of Social Movement Media. London: Sage

Komninou, M. (2010) “Greek film industry: changing trends, changing audiences”. Zitimata Epikinonias (Communication Issues), Department of Communication and Media, University of Athens, University Research Institute of Applied Communication, Vol 10: 71-81. Athens: Kastaniotis [in Greek]

Komninou, M. (2010) “Commercial television. Disputing dominance”, in Vamvakas, V. & Panayiotopoulos, P. (Eds), Greece in the 1980s. Social, Political and cultural dictionary. Athens: Perasma [in Greek]

Komninou, M. (2010) “Bordello: A commentary, in the style of Fellini, on decadence against the backdrop of the Cretan revolution”, in Greece in the 1980s. Social, Political and Cultural Dictionary. Athens: Perasma [in Greek]

Komninou, M. (2009) “Cinephilia and its discontents. The dust of time” in Vasiliou, Th., The dust of time. The third wing. Athens: Militos [in Greek]

Komninou, Μ. (2008) “European film archives at the threshold of the digital era: museums or data banks?”. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 4 (1): 93-98.

Komninou, Μ. (2007) “Brides and America-America. Variations in the grand theme of immigration”, in Tomai, F. (Ed) History and politics in the work of Pantelis Voulgaris. Athens: Papazisis [in Greek]

Komninou, Μ. (2006) (ed) Mitropoulou, A., Greek Cinema. Athens: Papazisis [in Greek]

Komninou, Μ. (2004) «Entre Olimpo et la tierra, el cine griego», Nueva Revista, No 94, July-August, pp. 123-155.

Komninou, Μ. (2004) «Press and Television» in Leventakos, D. (Ed) Television and Greek society. Athens: Eicon, pp.73-85 [in Greek]

Komninou, Μ. (2001) From Agora to Spectacle: a study on the construction of the Public Sphere and Cinema in contemporary Greece, 1950-2000. Athens: Papazisis [in Greek]

M. Komninou, (2000) The Archimedia Project στο 2nd Conference on Euro-Mediterranean Audiovisual and Cinematographic heritage, Audiovisual Eureka Secretariat, Sylvie Forbin: Brussels.

Papathanasopoulos, S., Komninou, M. (1999) (Eds) Issues of Journalism Ethics. Athens: Kastaniotis [in Greek]

Kominou, M., Acheimastos, M. (1998) “The morphology of news agenda setting”, in Panayiotopoulos, R. et al. (eds) The construction of reality and the Media. Athens: Alexandria [in Greek]

Komninou, M., Papataxiarchis, E. (Eds) (1990) Community, Society, Ideology. Athens: Papazisis [in Greek]

Komninou, M. (1990) “Press crisis, power crisis: the elections of 5 November 1989”, in Lyrintzis, Ch. & Nikolakopoulos, I., Elections and political parties in the 1980s. Athens: Themelio [in Greek]

Komninou, M., Lyrintzis, Ch. (eds) (1988) Society, Power and Media. Athens: Papazisis [in Greek]

Komninou, M. (1988) “History in Greek cinema”, Istorika, 5(8): [in Greek]