Spyridon Chairetis

DPhil Candidate, Greek (1st year)

BA (University of Athens, Manchester Metropolitan University), MA (University of Bath, Universidad Carlos III)


He has a BA in English and Greek literature from the University of Athens and a 2-year MA in Contemporary European Politics from the University of Bath and Charles III. His research is interdisciplinary and concentrates in the following areas:

  • 20th century Greek lirerature
  • Greek cinema & television series
  • Popular culture
  • Queer theory

My doctoral dissertation focuses on the ways narratives, texts and/or images presenting homosexual partners have circulated in the Greek public sphere during the last decade.

Supervisor: Dr. Dimitris Papanikolaou (St. Cross College)

Publications & Conferences

Chairetis, S. (June 2013). Best Practices in Immigrant Integration — A case study on Spain. Paper presented at the 5th Immigration Mediterranean Network Workshop “Immigrant Integration Policy in Southern Europe: Lessons Learnt and Future Challenges”, Athens, Greece

Chairetis S. (November 2012). Greek and “Pink”: Portrayal of Homosexuality on Greek TV. Paper presented at the 5th International SELICUP Conference: Multidisciplinary Views on Popular Culture, Toledo, Spain

Chairetis, S. (September 2012). Are you Hellene (Greek)? I hire you! Me-diasporic Solidarity in the Age of Crisis. Paper presented at the “Solidarity, Memory and Identity Conference”, Gdansk, Poland

Chairetis, S. (2009). Representations of Alterity in Poetry, In: University of Athens (ed.), Pre-texts. University of Athens: Athens

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