Constantinos Morfakis



Constantinos Morfakis

Academic title(s)



National and Kapodistrian University of Athens


Department of History and Philosophy of Science


Postdoctoral Fellow / Onassis Foundation Fellow



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Short biography

Dr. Constantinos Morfakis holds a PhD from the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. His doctoral research is focused on the Public Image of Science and Technology. He is currently working on issues regarding the public image of bioscience and biotechnology. A specialist in the field of Science Communication, he is presently a postdoctoral fellow of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation [R ZM 004-1 /2016-2017].

Recent publications

Morfakis Constantinos, “Human Gene Mapping: The mass media iconography of the Human Genome Project in the most popular Greek newspapers”, in Petermann, Heike I., Harper, Peter S., Doetz, Susanne (Eds.), History of Human Genetics. Important Discoveries and Global Perspectives (Chapter 18), Springer Heidelberg, German, pp 285-315.

Morfakis Constantinos, Vlantoni Katerina, “Science, Technology and Society. Searching for the Enemy of the People”, in Science and Literature, Cambridge Scholars Publishing (under publication).

Βλαντώνη Κατερίνα, Κωνσταντίνος Μορφάκης, «Η δημόσια εικόνα της βιοϊατρικής τεχνολογίας: η περίπτωση των τεχνολογιών ελέγχου του αίματος στην ιατρική των μεταγγίσεων στον ελληνικό Τύπο», στο Τεχνολογία και Κοινωνία στην Ελλάδα. Μελέτες από την Ιστορία της Τεχνολογίας και τις Σπουδές Επιστήμης και Τεχνολογίας, επιμ. Στάθης Αραποστάθης, Φαίδρα Παπανελοπούλου και Αριστοτέλης Τύμπας, Εκδοτική Αθηνών, Αθήνα, Σεπτέμβριος 2015, σελ. 259-282.

Morfakis Constantinos, “Book Review: Megalex: Complete story (Hardcover Comic)”, Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 35(3-4) [Special Issue: Science and Science Fiction – Volume 1: Technologies and the Political], p.114, first published on July 28, 2015 doi:10.1177/0270467615597813.

Role in Tensions of Europe


Research interests

Health, Governance

Additional research interests

Science Communication, STS, Cultural Studies