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.
K.Galani, G.Harlaftis, "The Aegean islands and the Revolution at sea", The Greek Revolution. A critical Dictionary, P. Kitromilides - C. Tsoukalas (eds.), Harvard University Press, 2020
K. Galani, “The Story of two Straits: British Shipping in the Baltic and the Mediterranean in the late 18th century”, in J W. Veluwenkamp –W. Scheltjens (eds.), Early Modern Shipping and Trade. Novel Approaches Using Sound Toll Registers Online, Brill, Leiden, 2018
K. Galani, British Shipping in the Mediterranean during the Napoleonic Wars. The untold story of a successful Adaptation, Brill, Leiden 2017
K. Galani, "The Galata Bankers and the international banking of the Greek business group in the 19th century", S. Laiou, E.Eldem, V. Kechriotis (eds.) The economy of the Southern Black Sea Coast, 18th-20th centuries, e-book, Corfu, 2017