Marina Hassapopoulou is Assistant Professor in the Department of Cinema Studies and Associate Director of the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program, at Tisch School of the Arts. She has published articles and book chapters on topics including interactive cinema, digital spectatorship, border cinemas, experimental and Hollywood production, fan studies, representations of Hellenism in U.S. media, hybrid pedagogy, expanded television, and digital humanities. She teaches film, theory/philosophy, digital media, European cinema, digital humanities, cultural studies and theory-practice courses.
Working on a range of media besides print, her projects include cultural videos for the University of Oregon's folklore archives, multimedia scholarship, as well as online open-access collaborative initiatives including the student-focused Interactive Media Archive and the online directory focused on cross-pollinations between Cinema, Media Studies and Digital Humanities.
She is currently working on her book, Interactive Cinema: An Alternative History of Moving Images, which focuses on participatory multimedia experiments in the history of cinema and develops new frameworks for spectatorship in the digital age. She is also working on a number of digital humanities projects on topics including local activism, youth cinemas, and experimental pedagogy.
B.A., University of Bristol
M.A., University of Oregon
Ph.D., University of Florida