Marina Hassapopoulou is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Cinema Studies. Her academic interests include digital media and participatory culture, interactive cinema, transnational cinema, European cinema, and hybrid pedagogy. She has published in journals including Jump Cut, NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies, Alphaville, The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, Journal of the Hellenic Diaspora, and Screening the Past, on topics such as digital spectatorship, experimental and Hollywood cinema, fan studies, representations of Hellenism in U.S. media, and creative assignments for digital writing courses. She has also authored a book chapter in the anthology Writing and the Digital Generation: Essays on New Media Rhetoric, on transmedia storytelling and expanded television.
She is the recipient of a Holmes fellowship, as well as a course development grant and an award for teaching excellence from the University of Florida. She has also produced and directed a viral documentary video for the University of Oregon's folklore archives. She is currently working on her book, Interactive Cinema: An Alternative History of Moving Images, which focuses on participatory experiments in the history of cinema and develops new theoretical frameworks for understanding spectatorship in the digital age. She is also working on an edited essay collection on the theme of youth in European cinema, and an interactive project on contemporary Greece through digital images.
B.A., University of Bristol
M.A., University of Oregon
Ph.D., University of Florida
Fall 2017 Courses
CINE-GT 2162 / The Human Condition in Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema
CINE-GT 2600 / Interactive Cinema & New Media