Anthropology, Media and Representation
Research Interests: Nationalism/National Imaginary, Tourism, ‘Crisis’, Visual and Material Culture, Film and Photography, Visual Anthropology, Ethnographic Methods, Landscape and Geography, Memory, Southeast European and Mediterranean Anthropology, Colonialism
Konstantinos Kalantzis is a sociocultural anthropologist (PhD, UCL) 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 (IUP, 2019) and director of the ethnographic films Dowsing the Past (2014) and the Impossible Narration (2021). Since 2006, he has been conducting ethnographic fieldwork in rural and urban Greece. He has taught as a lecturer as SF State University, UCL and the university of Bern. He has worked as a researcher at Princeton University (Mary Seeger O’Boyle Fellow), at UCL (PhotoDemos project) and at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Therasia project). His publications appear in various refereed journals, such as American Ethnologist (2014) and Comparative Studies in Society and History (2015) and he has edited the special issue of Visual Anthropology Review “Uncertain Visions” (2016). He has organized conferences, seminars and photo-exhibitions (e.g., “Imagi(ni)ng Crisis», BSA) “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 a 2021-2022 Fellow in Comparative Cultural Studies at the Center of Hellenic Studies, Harvard University and an Honorary Research Fellow at PhotoDemos, Anthropology, UCL.
More info on his publications: https://pe-uth.academia.edu/KonstantinosKalantzis