Katerina Vlantoni



Katerina Vlantoni

Academic title(s)



National and Kapodistrian University of Athens


Department of History and Philosophy of Science


Postdoctoral Fellow



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Short biography

Katerina Vlantoni works as an instructor at the Hellenic Open University and is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (through an Onassis Foundation fellowship). Her work has been supported by a Siemens Fellowship from the Greek State Fellowship Foundation (2016-2017), a doctoral fellowship at the History Office of the US National Institute of Health (2012), a doctoral fellowship that was co-financed by the EU and the Greek state (2009-2013), and participation in a series of international research projects, including the EU HORIZON 2020 project HoNESt (History of Nuclear Energy and Society), the EU FP7 project PAPYRUS (Cultural and historical digital libraries dynamically mined from news archives) and the ESF project EuroCrit (Europe Goes Critical: the emergence and governance of critical transnational European infrastructure). She has received PhD (2016) and BSc (2005) degrees from the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and a MA degree (2006) in Science and Technology Studies from Maastricht University (European program on Society, Science and Technology-ESST). She research interests include the study of medical, scientific and technological risks, and the history of medical technologies.

Recent publications

Vlantoni, K., Kandaraki, A., & Pavli, A. (2017). Medical Technologies and Health Policies in Post WWII Greece. History of Technology (Special Issue: History of Technology in Greece, from the Early 19th to 21st Century), 33, 107-133.​
Vlantoni, K. (2016). Ειδημοσύνη και Διακινδύνευση: Συνδιαμόρφωση στο πλαίσιο της Ιατρικής Βιοτεχνολογίας και Επιστήμης [Risk and expertise: on the co-shaping of medical biotechnology and science]. Neusis, 23, 99-117. (in Greek)
Tympas, A., Arapostathis, S., Vlantoni, K., & Garyfallos, Y. (2013). Border-Crossing Electrons: Critical Energy Flows to and from Greece. In P. Högselius, A. Hommels, A. Kaijser & E. van der Vleuten (eds), The making of Europe’s Critical Infrastructure, pp. 157-186. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan.

Role in Tensions of Europe

Participant, Early Career Network

Research interests

Health, Governance, Knowledge Networks

Additional research interests

Medical technologies, STS