My name is Nick Poulakis and I am an (ethno)musicologist from Greece. I hold a PhD in ethnomusicology and film musicology from the Department of Music Studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. I also hold diplomas in music composition and accordion performance. I taught ethnomusicology, film music, ethnographic film and music multimedia at the Technological University of Epirus and was involved in several research projects concerning ethnomusicological films, video life-stories of migrants, musical museums, computational ethnomusicology and western art music during the Greek crisis. I am a member of the Ethnomusicology and Cultural Anthropology Laboratory at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, where I teach film music, ethnographic cinema and applied ethnomusicology and serve as a tutor in e-learning classes on Greek music culture. I am also an adjunct instructor at the Hellenic Open University on modern Greek theater, cinema, music and dance. I have written several articles and book chapters on the anthropology of film and TV music, media education, ethnomusicology and audiovisual literacy. My books "Musicology and Cinema: Critical Approaches to the Music of Modern Greek Films" and "Music from Optical Theater and Silent Cinema" have been recently published in Greek by edition Orpheus. I am a member of the editorial group of the musicological journal "Polyphonia", a member of the "International Music and Media Research Group" and a peer-reviewer for various journals.


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