Cristina Roca Phylactopoulou
2017 Global Journalism Fellow
Cristina Roca Phylactopoulou (MA) is a freelance writer focused on fashion, food, film, literature, and popular culture. She approaches cultural phenomena and attitudes as significant and telling of the zeitgeist they form part of, and is therefore particularly interested in the social significance and effects of culture. Having grown up in, and moving between, multicultural environments, she is interested in exploring different cultures and the forms that cultural exchange takes. She is fascinated by language and speaks French and Dutch in addition to her native Greek and Spanish. Cristina has reported for two national magazines in The Netherlands, The Holland Times and ACCESS. She was a member of the editorial board as well as regular contributor of Scriptus magazine in her alma mater, and she also keeps a personal blog on fashion and food.
As an academic researcher, she combines and explores the intersections of the disciplines of philosophy, literature, film studies and gender studies, focusing on the relationship between aesthetics, language, performance and identity and their representation in cultural products. She has also worked as editor and member of the editorial board for her university’s peer-reviewed academic journal.
Cristina graduated suma cum laude from her BA at Amsterdam University College and earned an MA in Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam.