Christina Papagiannouli


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Dr Christina Papagiannouli is Research Fellow in Performance and Interactive & Immersive Technology at the University of South Wales, where she also lectures performance and new media. She holds a practice-based PhD in theatre and digital performance and an MA in theatre directing from the University of East London, a BA (Hons) in theatre studies from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a diploma in drama from the University of Kent. Her practice-based PhD research focused on the political character of cyberformance. Papagiannouli has presented her work at a range of international events and conferences. Her monograph ‘Political Cyberformance: The Etheatre Project’ was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015.


University of South Wales (USW)

  • 2019-pres: Research Fellow: Performance and Interactive & Immersive Technology
  • 2014-2019: Research Assistant, Creative Industries Research
  • 2015-2016: Hourly-paid Lecturer in Performing Arts

University of East London (UEL)

  • 2012-2015: Hourly-paid Lecturer in Performing Arts
  • 2013-2014: Research Assistant
  • 2011-2012: Graduate Assistant, BA (Hons) Theatre Studies



- Ph.D., The Etheatre Project. Directing Political Cyberformance, University of East London, 2014
- Postgraduate Certificate in Research, University of East London, 2011
- MA in Theatre Directing, University of East London, 2010
- Integrated MA in Theatre Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2009
- Diploma in Drama, University of Kent, 2007


Other Interests


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

IFTR: Co-convenor of Intermediality in Theatre and Performance Working Group (2021-pres).

TaPRA: Co-convenor of Performance & New Technologies Working Group (2016-2021).

ATINER: Academic member of Athens Institute for Education and Research.

GEECS: Member of The George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling.

IBS: Member of the International Brecht Society.

ISIS: Member of the International Society for Intermedial Studies.


Member of Editorial Board,Athenian Periodical of Critical Praxis, since 2019

Member of Reviewers’ Board, Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts., since 2015

Symposium co-organiser: CyPosium: Cyberformance Symposium (Online), 2012.

Associate Editor, Common Ground (Publisher), 2011.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Theatre and Digital Performance, University of East London


Award Date: 7 Nov 2014

Postgraduate Certificate in Research, University of East London


Award Date: 16 Feb 2011

MA in Theatre Directing, University of East London


Award Date: 26 Oct 2010

Degree in Violoncello (Music), Modern Conservatory of Thessaloniki


Award Date: 30 Jun 2009

BA Hons in Drama, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


Award Date: 6 Apr 2009

Diploma with Merit in Drama, University of Kent


Award Date: 23 Nov 2007

Degree of Harmony (Music), Municipal Conservatoire of Veria


Award Date: 24 Jun 2002

External positions

Member of Editorial Board, Athenian Periodical of Critical Praxis

2019 → …

Co-convener, Performance and New Technologies Working Group, Theatre and Performance Research Association

Sep 2016 → …

Member of Reviewer's Board, Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts

2015 → …

Associate Editor, Common Ground



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