Anastasia Natsina studied Modern Greek Literature at the Universities of Athens and Oxford. Her DPhil thesis, “Modern Greek short stories in the last quarter of the 20th century: A contribution to the exploration of the postmodern” received the Contantine Trypanis Award (2004). She conducted her postdoctoral research at the Hellenic Open University (HOU). She has taught Modern Greek Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Patras and HOU. She has been teaching at the University of Crete since 2008, where she is also the director of the Research Lab for Literary Genres and Literary Theory.
Her research interests focus on Modern Greek Literature from the end of the 19th century to the present day, and include literary theory and the use of digital technologies for the research and teaching of literature. Her works include: Modern Greek Fiction in the Long 1960s (co-authored with A. Kastrinaki, I. Dimitrakakis, and K. Daskala, Kallipos 2015); Teaching Literature at a Distance: Open, Online, and Blended Learning, (co-edited with T. Kayalis, Continuum, 2010), and the translation of Peter Barry’s, Beginning Theory (Vivliorama, 2013). Her recent work focuses on the use of quantitative methods to study the history of the short story. Another aspect of her recent publications approaches Modern Greek Literature from an ecocritical perspective.