Graduate Students

Aikaterini Papadopoulou

Aikaterini Papadopoulou

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
University of North Carolina, Winston-Salem
Film Music Composition

I am a graduate of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Musicology, specialized in music acoustics and sound technology. I also hold Advanced Music Theory diplomas from Greek conservatories and I have taken acting classes in a drama school. From an early age, I realized that my passion is to compose my own music. For this reason, I have participated in various projects and collaborated with artists, and I have had the opportunity to present my own compositions in concerts and film festivals. All this contributed to my desire and decision to continue working as a music composer, especially for films. The advanced graduate program in Film Music Composition at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in the U.S., will provide me with the most suitable tools and experiences to realize my dream and my professional projects. The Fulbright Foundation has given me a great opportunity to enrol in my preferred study program. After completing my studies in the U.S. and upon return to Greece, my ambition is to express a unique musical voice by composing for ensembles, orchestras and artists through the collaboration with the film industry. At the same time, I envision working as an organizer of large community projects, creating diverse types of compositions that will give people, and especially the vulnerable populations, the opportunity to have access to music.

Georgia Tania Karalioliou

Georgia Tania Karalioliou

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
The New School for Social Research, New York
Community Psychology

I am a psychology graduate of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. I am also Founding Member of the Permanent Committee of Psychology Students in Greece and have been a Member Representative of Greece at the European Federation of Psychology Students’ Associations. Through my undergraduate years, I got very interested in resilience theory, which later became the theoretical framework of my thesis, The Relationship between Life Events, Personal Goals and Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents. Right now, I am a research assistant at the Centre for the Study of Adaptation of High-Risk Groups of NKUA working on the project A Resilience Perspective on Immigrant and Refugee Youth Adaptation: Who Does Well and Why, as well as a researcher at Colour Youth working on the Erasmus+ project IDEAS – Inclusive Digital Educational Anti-Discrimination Alternatives.

During my studies in the U.S., I am expecting to direct my focus on the fields of critical community psychology and research. My main interest is to explore the psychosocial status and resilience of people with craniofacial differences through the prism of disability studies, intersectional feminism, and resilience theory. After completing my studies, and upon return to Greece, my goal is to contribute to my community by creating safe spaces and affirmative psychosocial services for people with craniofacial differences, as well as by enriching the limited literature on this topic.

Georgios Papamatthaiakis

Georgios Papamatthaiakis

National Technical University of Athens
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Environmental Design

I studied Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens and ETH Zurich, and Applied Geography at Harokopio University in Athens. My research so far lies at the intersection of urban theory, environmental geography and science-technology studies, with a focus on infrastructures, geographic-scale transformations, and large socio-technical systems. From 2015-2019, I was a research associate at Big Olive in Athens, researching and presenting aspects of the city's urban geography. In 2019, I joined The New Normal research think tank at Strelka Institute for Media Architecture and Design in Moscow, where I returned in 2020 as a theory tutor. My writings and research have been published in journals and periodicals such as Footprint, Log, Clog, Šum, Cartha, and StrelkaMag. At Yale, I will be attending the Master of Environmental Design research program, working on the material history of the beach and tourism infrastructures in postwar Greece.

Iris Patra

Iris Patra

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Deree - The American College of Greece
Columbia University, New York
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

I am a National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Deree-The American College of Greece graduate in History and Philosophy of Science and International Business, respectively. At Deree College, I studied with the generous financial support of the Deree Merit Scholarship and the Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools Scholarship, pursuing a NECHE-accredited and an Open University-validated Bachelor of Science, a Minor in Business Across Cultures, and the demanding International Honors Program. In fact, I achieved to graduate at the top of my class from both universities I attended in parallel and have received various awards and distinctions for my academic performance and active engagement in student life. Moreover, I have participated in Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece High School Summer Program (2014) as the first scholar from Arsakeia-Tositseia Schools, Oxford Royale Academy’s Summer School for Adults at the University of Oxford (2018), National Hellenic Society’s Heritage Greece Program (2019), University of the Incarnate Word’s Study Abroad Program at the European Study Center in Heidelberg (2019), and Stanford University’s Summer Session International Honors Program, which was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the University of Athens, I wrote my undergraduate thesis on the history and theory of auctions, and, since 2019, I am involved as Research Assistant in the research project on the Greek and Foreign Press during the Greek War of Independence, under the auspices of the Greece 2021 Committee. I also speak six languages and have traveled to more than 25 countries, so far.

The Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Columbia University fits in harmoniously with my interdisciplinary background. It will equip me with the necessary theoretical and practical tools to strategically address a variety of real-life crises and intricate conflicts using alternative dispute resolution practices, and with a set of future-oriented skills to adapt to a world of increasing complexity und uncertainty, putting me ahead of the curve in this growing field of study and enabling me to work professionally in broad range of areas. As a Fulbright Fellow, I aim to strengthen mutual understanding and collaboration among Greece, the U.S., and other countries of the world. I am excited to begin this transformative Ivy League educational experience in New York City, which offers unrivaled opportunities to widen my horizons via myriad academic, personal, and professional enrichment resources.

Spyridon Kalogeropoulos

Spyridon Kalogeropoulos

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
The University of Chicago, Illinois
Public Law / Constitutional and Human Rights Law

Trainee lawyer, specialising in public law. LL.B. (Hons), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Founding Member and former Chief Legal Officer of the Institute for the Internet and the Just Society (Berlin, Germany). 8 International Moot Court Competitions (4 as a participant, 4 as a Coach). 10 research projects. Co-founder of the pro bono Public Law Clinic of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Editor-in-Chief, Applications of Public Law review and former Member of its Editorial Board. Intern at three law firms and one shipping company. Fluent in English, French and German. Keenly interested in constitutional and human rights law and theory, intending to specialise in these fields by pursuing the Master of Laws (LL.M.) program at The University of Chicago, combining elements from two substantially different legal systems. Through this educational opportunity, I am looking forward to exploring novel theoretical views, as well as to gaining perspective through a new cultural lens.

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