Konstantinos Kalantzis

  • Visiting Scholar in Comparative Cultural Studies 2022-23
    • Assistant Professor at the Department of Culture and Creative Media and Industries, University of Thessaly

Research topic during fellowship: Picturing the Political: Photography, Crisis and Imagination in Contemporary Greece

Konstantinos Kalantzis is a sociocultural anthropologist (PhD, University College London) working on the intersections of visual culture and political imagination. He is author of Tradition in the Frame: Photography, Power, and Imagination in Sfakia, Crete (Indiana University Press, 2019) and director of the ethnographic films Dowsing the Past (2014) and the Impossible Narration (2021).  He has been conducting ethnographic fieldwork in rural and urban Greece since 2006. He has taught as a lecturer at San Francisco State University, University College London and the University of Bern. He has worked as a researcher at Princeton University (Mary Seeger O’Boyle Fellow), at University College London (PhotoDemos) and at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Therasia project). His publications appear in refereed journals, such as American Ethnologist (2014) and he has edited the special issue of Visual Anthropology Review ‘Uncertain Visions’ (2016). He has organized various conferences and photo-exhibitions, e.g., ‘Imagi(ni)ng Crisis’ (British School at Athens, 2013), ‘Uneasy Photography’ (Panteion, 2017), and ‘The Sfakian Screen’ (2018). He is a recipient of the Royal Anthropological Institute's 2019 JB Donne Essay Prize on the Anthropology of Art. He is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Thessaly and an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London (Anthropology).