Alexandros Katsigiannis was born in Athens in 1983. He is Assistant Professor of Modern Greek Literature at the University of Crete. His research focuses on Modern Greek literature and intellectual history (18th-20th centuries), book history and literary archives as well as on Digital Modern Greek Studies. His PHD thesis “The reception of Cretan Literature in the 19th century; from popular literature to the national literary Canon” was awarded with the “Young Researcher’s Award” by the University of Crete among dissertations from various fields (Humanities, Medicine, Science).

He has worked in many research projects, as a doctoral and postdoctoral fellow and he was a member of the literary annotation team of the C. P. Cavafy Digital Archive of the Onassis Foundation.

He has co-written the e-book Εισαγωγή στη Νεοελληνική Φιλολογία, Ελληνικά Ακαδημαϊκά. Ηλεκτρονικά Συγγράμματα και Βοηθήματα. ΚΑΛΛΙΠΟΣ 2015. He has published and edited a Modern Greek Enlightenment’s best-seller pastoral poem called Τα κατά Κλεάνθην και Αβροκόμην (1801), ed. Βιβλιόραμα 2020, by Konstantinos Manos. He has co-edited the volumes «Προς μάθησιν εντελεστέραν». Ο Χριστόφορος Φιλητάς (1787-1867) και η συγκρότηση της Νεοελληνικής Φιλολογίας τον 18ο και 19ο αιώνα, Βιβλιοθήκη της Βουλής: Αθήνα 2022, (proceedings for the conference «Λόγιοι και Συγκρότηση της Ιστορίας της Νεοελληνικής Γραμματείας:18ος – 19ος αιώνας», a collaboration between the Modern Greek Literature department of the University of Crete and the Library of the Greek Parliament) and Ιδού, γλυκέ Φιλόπατρι, της λύρας μου τα μέλη". Η λογοτεχνία στην Επανάσταση και στα πρώτα χρόνια του ελληνικού κράτους, (ed. School of Philosophy of the University of Crete, Rethymno 2022). He has also contributed to the new edition and translation of Adamantios Korais’ Memoire sur l'etat actuel de la civilisation dans la Grece (1803) (ed. Αμολγός 2022) with the afterword «Οι διαδρομές ενός Μανιφέστου: το Υπόμνημα του Αδαμάντιου Κοραή εν κινήσει (1803-1853)».