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Department of Theatre Studies


Assistant Professor
Department of Theatre Studies, School of Philosophy 
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Panepistimioupoli Zografou
Athens, Greece, 15784
Office 916, 9th floor, School of Philosophy
Tel.: (0030)6937177906
e-mail: katdiak[at]theatre.uoa[dot]gr

Katerina Diakoumopoulou is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Theatre Studies, Faculty of Philosophy of University of Athens.

She studied at the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of Athens, where she later completed her postgraduate studies. In 2007 she acquired her PhD and doctoral thesis from the Panteion University, Department of Sociology: "The theatre of Greek immigrants  in New York since the end of the 19th century until 1940 ". She has conducted postdoctoral research at the Department of Theatrical Studies of University of Athens having received a postdoctoral fellowship from the State Scholarship Foundation of Greece (2009-2010).

She has published more than 50 theatrical articles and has participated in conferences mainly for the Modern Greek Theatre with emphasis on the Theatre of the Diaspora.

As a researcher she has participated in three (3) research projects and has collaborated in the management of ten (10) NSRF programs. She has taught  in Higher Education for thirty three (34) semesters (University of the Aegean, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Democritus University of Thrace, University of Peloponnese, University of Macedonia etc.). 

She has worked in all levels of the education field as a drama teacher (Museum of Greek Children's Art, Leontio Primary School, SOS Village, Public Primary Schools, Preschool Center of the Bank of Greece, Vassilis Diamantopoulos Drama School etc.). She has also worked in the freelance theater as Production Manager, planning and organizing more than seventy (70) Greek and foreign theater, music and dance performances and as a Dramaturge in plenty plays.

As a playwright, she has received a State Award of the Ministry of Culture of Greece in 2007 and a Commendation from the Hellenic National Committee of the UNESCO. Her scholarly work mainly focuses on Modern Greek Theatre, The Theatre of the Greek Diaspora, Applied Theatre and Theatre Production Training.