PhD, Film Studies, King's College, London
MA, Cinema Studies, University of Toronto
Areas of Expertise: Stardom and Gender in Classical Hollywood Cinema, Genre Studies, Disney, and New Media Fandom.
Olympia Kiriakou received her PhD in Film Studies from King’s College London in 2017. She also holds an MA in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto, and a BA, Honors in Multimedia Studies from FAU. In 2014, she co-organized a public engagement workshop called Genre and Gender, Couples and Culture: The Why and How of Romantic Comedy Research, held at The Cinema Museum in London as part of Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities. Prior to joining the SCMS faculty, she worked at the Toronto International Film Festival. Her research focuses on stardom and genre in the classical Hollywood period, Disney, and social media fandom. Her work has been published in Film Matters, Journal of Fandom Studies and In Media Res, and she has a forthcoming article on Carole Lombard’s pre-screwball comedy star persona in Celebrity Studies.
Olympia has previously taught courses in Film Noir, Stardom and Performance, and Film History. She currently teaches Hollywood, Censorship and Regulation, New Hollywood, and Film Theory.
FIL 3674: Film Theory
FIL 4036: Film to the 1940s
FIL 4037: Film Since the 1940s
FIL 4672: Hollywood, Censorship, Regulation