Alexandros Katsigiannis was born in Athens in 1983. He graduated from the department of Theatre Studies of the University of Athens and he received his PHD from the department of Modern Greek Literature of the University of Crete. His PHD thesis “The reception of Cretan Literature in the 19th century; from popular literature to the national literary Canon” was awarded with the “Young Researcher’s Award” by the University of Crete among dissertations from various fields (Humanities, Medicine, Science). Since 2010, he has participated in many international conferences and his papers have been published in scientific reviews, magazines as well as in many conferences’ proceedings. His research is focused on the 18th and 19th centuries literature, the reception of the older vernacular Greek poetry and the poetry of the first half of the 20th century. He has worked on research projects for the University of Crete, the University of Cyprus and the University of Athens. In 2018-2019 he worked as a member of the philological annotation team of the C. P. Cavafy Digital Archive in Onassis Foundation. Since 2015 he’s been teaching as a visiting lecturer in the University of Crete, the University of Ioannina and the Hellenic Open University.