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Dr George Karpathakis

Honorary Lecturer

Staff Member Details

George is an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Arts and Humanities.


  • Post Grad Dip Comm Specialisation Media & Cultural Studies, Edith Cowan University.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Western Australian Institute of Technology.
  • Bachelor of Arts - Film and Television - Major in Directing, Australian Film, Television and Radio School, 1985.
  • Diploma of Teaching, Western Australian Secondary Teachers College, 1974.


Recent Research Grants

  • Miners and Dealers: An Ethnographic Study of An International Trade,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2013,  2013 - 2014,  $14,779.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Creative Arts Research Outputs

  • Karpathakis, G., (2017), Greg Pryor: The Yilgarn Chronicles screened with Gregory Pryor: Looking Glass exhibition at Art Gallery of Western Australia. Greg Pryor: The Yilgarn Chronicles, Art Galley of Western Australia Gregory Pryor: Looking Glass Website and on location, George Karpathakis.
  • Karpathakis, G., (2016), Pilbara Rock Pickers. Field Working Slow Making, Spectrum Project Space, Nien Schwartz and Annette Nykiel.
  • Karpathakis, G., (2016), Rock Stories: the discourse of rocks and rock collecting An installation consisting of a video and a collection of rocks: found, bought or gifted. Field Working Slow Making, Spectrum Project Space, Schwartz and Nykiel.
  • Karpathakis, G., Pryor, G., (2019), Gregory Prior - The Yilgarn Lacunae. Gregory Prior - The Yilgarn Lacunae, Chiayi International Art Documentary Film Festival Taiwan, George Karpathakis.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Film as fairy tale.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Tasha: A practice-based problematisation of Australian comedy cinema's representation of gender, family and nationhood
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Broken. A film -and- The making of Broken: A manifesto for a democratised cinema. An exegesis
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The beloved. A documentary film on the history and aftermath of fremantle's rajneesh sannyasin community -and- hidden realities: Transcendental structures in documentary film. an exegesis

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Chinese diaspora and Western Australian nature (Perth region): A study of material engagement with the natural world in diasporic culture
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  On fate and fatalism: Photography and fatal theories

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Caught in the frame: A critical analysis of Australian media representations of the israeli-palestinian conflict 2014–2015
  • Master of Arts (Performing Arts),  The composer as bricoleur: Notions of contemporary opera in the genesis of a short film
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The rise of regionalisation in the asian television industry: A case study of trendy drama 2000-2012
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