Katerina Vlantoni

Department of Philosophy and History of Science NKUA

Katerina Vlantoni is a researcher at the Department of Philosophy and History of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, where she completed her PhD in 2016 with support from fellowship that was co-financed by the EU and the Greek state. She holds a MA degree from the European program on Society, Science and Technology (ESST) of the Maastricht University (2006). A specialist on the study of technological risks from the humanities and the social sciences, she wrote her dissertation on the introduction and use of genetic technologies in blood screening, in the field of blood-banking and transfusion medicine. Vlantoni has been a doctoral fellow at the History Office of the US National Institutes of Health. Vlantoni also participates in the research project “The public debates on cord blood bio-banks in Greece: approaches from the interdisciplinary field Science, Technology, Society”.

Relevant Publications

Aristotle Tympas, Stathis Arapostathis, Katerina Vlantoni and Yiannis Garyfallos, “Border-crossing Electrons: Critical Energy Flows to and from Greece”, in Per Högselius, Anique Hommels, Arne Kaijser and Erik van der Vleuten (eds)The Making of Europe’s Critical Ιnfrastructures: Common Connections and Shared Vulnerabilities, Palgrave/Macmillan, UK, 2013, 157-183.
Aristotle Tympas, Katerina Vlantoni and Yiannis Garyfallos, “Placing the national borders at the limits of the electric power network: An engineer's view of the Desaretian Lakes or the Prespa Lakes a la Jules Verne”, Topika 13 (forthcoming in 2016, in Greek).