Angeliki Tsiotinou is completing a doctorate in Museology at the School of Architecture of the Aristotle University, Thessaloniki. Ms. Tsiotinou has read archaeology and art history in Thessaloniki and Florence, under a scholarship from the State Foundation (IKY). Having majored in classics (BA(Hons)), she received a Masters degree in museology and cultural management gaining a scholarship by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation. Ms. Tsiotinou participated in several museum projects within Greece, invited to collaborate on conceptual planning. She is visiting the US as a FULBRIGHT fellow to trace the origins of the Greek immigration phenomenon in the country that is home to the largest overseas Greek community. During her stay in the US, Ms. Tsiotinou will be conducting research at the Ohio State University and the University of Illinois, Chicago. Becoming acquainted with the most recent theoretical discussions in the field of Diaspora studies is among her goals. She is interested to examine the conceptualization and representation of Greek Diaspora and immigration in contemporary museum practice. Her aim is to shed light on the relationship between museum representation, identity, peoples and place as well as on the ideological deployment of immigration theory, history and memory on museum narratives. Ms. Tsiotinou believes that the results of her research have a high possibility of being implemented into a future Museum of Greek Diaspora and Immigration in Greece, since her US based doctoral research is incorporated into a wider research project currently underway in Thessaloniki which aims at the establishment of such a museum.
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Univerisity of Illinois at Chicago & The Ohio State University at Columbia
Museum Studies / Migration and Diaspora Studies