Katerina Galani studied history and archaeology at the University of Athens. She continued her postgraduate studies in Economic and Social History (M.Sc) at the University of Oxford, Wolfson College. In Oxford, she also completed her doctoral thesis on British Shipping during the Napoleonic Wars that was awarded the Frank Broeze Prize by the International Maritime Economic History Association in 2012. Currently, she is a post-doctoral researcher at IMS/FORTH, participating in the ERC project Seafaring Lives in Transition. Mediterranean Maritime Labour and Shipping and the Challenge of Globalization.
Furthermore, she is an Adjunct Lecturer in Economic and Social History at the Ionian University and the Hellenic Open University. Her research interests involve trade, shipping and banking in the Mediterranean and Western Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries. She has participated in research projects on maritime, financial and economic history and she has several publications in peer-reviewed journals and collective volumes. Her first monograph, British Shipping in the Mediterranean during the Napoleonic Wars; The untold Story of a Successful Adaptation was published by Brill in 2017.
Katerina Galani and Alexandra Papadopoulou, Greek Maritime History: From the Periphery to the Centre, Brill series in Maritime History, Brill, Leiden, 2022
Gelina Harlaftis and Katerina Galani, “Privateering during the Greek War of Independence (1821-1829): Issues of Legitimacy, Organisation, and Economics of a War-Induced Practice”, in G. Harlaftis, Yanni Cartledge and Andrekos Varnava (eds.), New Perspectives on the Greek War of Independence: Myths, Realities, Legacies and Reflections, Palgrave.(forthcoming 2022)
Gelina Harlaftis and Katerina Galani, “Regional Trade and Maritime Migration”, in Catia Antunes- Eric Tagliacozzo (eds.), The Cambridge History of Global Migrations , vol.1, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
G. Harlafits, K. Galani, “The Aegean Islands. Revolution at Sea”, in P. Kitromilides, C. Tsoukalas (eds.), The Greek Revolution. A Critical Dictionary, Harvard University Press, 2021
Gelina Harlaftis and Katerina Galani, “The Sea and Nation-building: Between a privately-owned, privateering and merchant Fleet and a Revolutionary National Navy, 1821-1827”, in P.Kitromilides (ed.), The Greek Revolution in the Age of Revolutions (1776-1848). Reappraisals and Comparisons, Routledge, London.