Kristina Gedgaudaite

Kristina’s recently completed DPhil research project, funded by Oxford-Aidan Jenkins Scholarship, focused 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 — Kristina discussed how memories of these events are transmitted at the time when witnesses remain a few. Before starting her DPhil, Kristina completed a BA in Linguistics at University College London and MSt in Modern Greek at Oxford. Besides her academic research, Kristina also enjoys sports journalism, and she has 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’ (2017), in Liana Giannakopoulou and Kostas Skordyles (eds.) Culture and Society in Crete: From Kornaros to Kazantzakis, Cambridge Scholars

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



Modern Greek literature and culture, cultural memory, European cinema


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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