Panayiota Mini holds a B.A. in Philology from the University of Crete (1989), two MAs in film studies (Department of Philology, University of Crete 1993; Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1995), and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2002, title of Ph.D. thesis: “Pudovkin’s Cinema of the 1920s”). Since 2003 she has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses of film history and theory at the University of Crete. Between 2004 and 2009 she also taught Modern Greek theatre and film at the Open Greek University. She is a Collaborating Faculty Member of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Foundation of Research and Technology, in charge of the Laboratory of Image, Sound and Movement. Her research interests and publications concern Greek cinema, Soviet and East European cinema, Nikos Kazantzakis’s screenplays, film and ideology, representations of history, film adaptation, and film style and narration. Her monograph The Filmic Form of Pain and of Aching Recollection: Takis Kanellopoulos’s Modernism has been published by the National Bank Cultural Foundation (MIET). She is co-editor of Domestic Servants: Historical Subjects and Artistic Representations in the Greek-Speaking World (19th-21st Centuries) (Athens, Panazisis, 2020) and Approaches to Film History (University of Crete & Institute for Mediterranean Studies, 2020).