Kristina Gedgaudaite

My DPhil research project focuses on the memory of the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922) and the exchange of the Greek-Turkish populations in 1923. Through a number of case studies and different media — history textbook, documentary film, graphic novel and a theatre play — I discuss how memories of these events are transmitted at the time when witnesses remain a few. Before starting my DPhil, I completed a BA in Linguistics at University College London and MSt in Modern Greek at Oxford; an article based on my Master’s dissertation that deals with identity and heritage negotiations on the island of Crete is forthcoming in the collective volume From Kornaros to Kazantzakis: Language, Culture, Society, and History in Crete to be published by Cambridge Scholars. Besides my academic research, I also enjoy sports journalism, and I have assisted in reporting on London 2012 Paralympic Games, World Rowing Championships, and sports events leading to Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games.



‘Blurring Boundaries? Negotiating the self and other in Maro Douka’s The Innocent and the Guilty’, in Liana Giannakopoulou and Kostas Skordyles (eds.) From Kornaros to Kazantzakis: Language, Culture, Society, and History in Crete, Cambridge Scholars (forthcoming)

Rosen S, Faulkner A, Agboola-Odeleye T, Chan E, Gedgaudaite, K and Kuo, Y (2009) A Quantitative Estimate of the Contribution of Voice Fundamental Frequency Variations to Sentence Intelligibility in Tone and Non-Tone Languages. (Proceedings) Assoc. Res. Otolaryngology Mid-Winter meeting 2009 : Mt. Royal, NJ 08061 USA

Faulkner A, Rosen S, Watt C, Gedgaudaite K (2008) Comparison of live-voice and computer-based training for upward-shifted vocoded speech simulating a cochlear implant. (Proceedings) British Society of Audiology Meeting Short Papers in Hearing and Deafness: York, UK


Conference Papers

‘Memories that Move’, Graduate Workshop Futures of Memory, University of Leeds, 15 February, 2017

‘Comics, Memory, and Migration: Remembering the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922)’ Postgraduate Training School in relation to the International Conference Locating and Dislocating Memory, COST ISTME In Search of Transcultural Memory in Europe Network. University College Dublin, 29 August — 2 September, 2017

‘“At Times a Fairytale and at Times a Nightmare”: Descendants of Refugees from Asia Minor and the Cultural Memory of 1922’, Society for Modern Greek Studies Graduate Research Colloquium, University of Cambridge, 16 June, 2016

‘Οι μαγικοι καθρέπτες στο Αϊβαλί του Soloup και οι κληρονόμοι των χαμένων πατρίδων’, Νοσταλγώντας το Αϊβαλί: Ταξίδι από το Ρέθεμνος στις Αλησμόνητες Πατρίδες και το «Αϊβαλί» του Soloup, Ιστορική και Λαογραφική Εταιρεία Ρεθύμνου, 19-20 March, 2016

‘Smyrna in Your Pocket: History, Emotions and the Drama of Refugees’, Graduate Workshop Renegotiating History in light of the ‘Greek Crisis’, University of Oxford, 17 March, 2016


Other activities

Student representative on the Executive Committee Board of the Society for Modern Greek Studies in the UK, 2016-2017

Conference convener, ‘Crossings: Negotiating Borders and Boundaries in the Eastern Mediterranean’, University of Oxford, 29-30 April, 2017

Member of AHRC-TORCH peer review college, 2015-2016


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