Chryssanthi Papadopoulou

  • Fellow in Comparative Cultural Studies 2021–22
    • Assistant Professor of the Department History, Archaeology and Cultural Resources Management, University of the Peloponnese

Research topic during fellowship: The weaker the body, the stronger the protest.

Chryssanthi Papadopoulou is an Assistant Professor of Maritime Archaeology in the University of the Peloponnese since 2020. From 2014-2019 she was the Assistant Director of the British School at Athens and before this the A.G. Leventis Fellow in Hellenic Studies at the British School at Athens. She studied Archaeology and Art History (BA Hons) in the National and Kapodistian University of Athens, Maritime Archaeology (MSc) in the University of Southampton and received her PhD on classical Athenian maritime deities from King’s College London. She is a board member of the Hellenic Institute of Marine Archaeology, and has excavated shipwrecks in Cyprus, and Greece since 2005. Her research and publications focus on ancient shipwrecks, the anthropology of the sea, Greek religion, and the embodiment of religious rituals. She currently teaches maritime archaeology, field archaeology and ancient Greek religion. Her research as Harvard CHS Fellow in Comparative Cultural Studies focuses on women’s somatic reactions to predetermined social roles from antiquity to the present time.