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Professor Evi Sampanikou

Art History

University of the Aegean



Evi (Evangelia) D. Sampanikou is Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, working at the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication at the University of the Aegean, Greece. She is also a Tutor-Counselor at the Hellenic Open University, Greece. Her research interests include art history and theory, the history of photography, comics and graphic arts studies, pop culture, postmodernism, posthumanism, as well as new media art.

Her earlier studies also include archaeology, English literature and Renaissance influences on 16th and 17th century post-Byzantine art. Her teaching at the University of the Aegean includes such topics as the “History and Theory of Art”, “Visual Culture and Communication” and “Cultural Management”. She has published several books and articles on the topics of art history, photography and visual culture.

Evi has also successfully supervised a large number of postgraduate (MSc) theses for the University of the Aegean and a similar number of theses for the Hellenic Open University from 2004 to present. She has so far also successfully supervised seven fulfilled PhD theses for the University of the Aegean and co-supervised seven more for the University of the Aegean and other universities.

Her publications include Audiovisual Posthumanism (2017); “Posthumanism in Contemporary Greek Art: Marios Spiliopoulos, Traces of Human Beings” in From Humanism to Meta-, Post- and Transhumanism? (2016); “New Media Art” in Post- and Transhumanism. An Introduction (2014); “Generation X in Greek Comics” in Generation X Goes Global: Mapping a Youth Culture in Motion (2013); Aspects of Representation. Studies on Art and Technology. New Technologies in Contemporary Cultural Expression (2008); and “Autobiography, Gender and Politics: A Case Study” in the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (2007).