Researcher, teacher and adviser in the broader field of communication, media and politics.
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|All-time Students: 8|
|Total Classes: 16|
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I am a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, working on Digital Populism, a project designed, managed and run by me, and an external special adviser for communication and social media to the President of Greece. Before that, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cambridge, where I started my project on digital populism. I have a strong background and expertise in media and culture studies, political communication research, social and political theory, as well as qualitative and hermeneutic research methodologies and methods, and a substantial experience of teaching, supervising, and mentoring undergraduate and postgraduate students in these areas. I particularly enjoy helping students develop and operationalise topics and ideas, write literature reviews, conduct empirical analysis and organise discussion of findings and critique.
My first teaching position was as Graduate Teaching Assistant at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). There, I led three seminars of 10-12 students each, advised and assessed students’ formative and summative coursework for the undergraduate modules "Social Theory" and "Power, Inequality and Difference", and I led two workshops of 10 students each for the postgraduate module "Dissertation: Media and Communications".
Thereafter, as Postdoctoral Fellow at Cambridge Sociology, I lectured on the third-year undergraduate module "Media, Culture and Society" and supervised two MPhil dissertations on far-right populism and demotic nationalism, respectively.
Moreover, I have been a guest lecturer (online) on the modules "Public Communication and New Media" and "Research Methodology" and supervisor of three dissertations (topics: political biases in algorithms, the use of social media in political communication and the media representation of the Greek MeToo movement, respectively) in the postgraduate programme "Politics and the Internet" at the Department of Communication and Media Studies of the University of Athens, where I have also been part of the supervision of a PhD thesis that examines populist online discourses of gender and race.
In my current capacity as Visiting Fellow at the LSE Department of Media and Communications, I work closely with two final-year PhD candidates, whose theses are on the mediated discourses of migration in Greece and the UK, and the embedded ideologies in UK newsrooms, respectively – especially, on methodological design and preparation for their viva voce examination.
My pedagogic approach aims at building an empowering relationship with students; a relationship that, on the one hand, allows me to identify their individual needs and provide appropriate guidance and, on the other, inspires them to own their education and articulate their own distinct academic/professional voice.
Given my research expertise and teaching experience, I can cover the areas of communication and media studies, sociological studies and culture studies, and more specifically, the following topics: political communication, (digital) media politics, celebrity culture, protest communication, political advertising and campaigning, political discourse, media discourse, popular culture, representations of class, gender and race, identity politics, media and democracy, populism and social media, theories of ideology and citizenship. I can also provide guidance on academic writing in the humanities and social sciences, as well as on using qualitative and hermeneutic research methods, including interviews, ethnography, case studies, thematic analysis, textual and visual analysis, and critical discourse analysis.
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I hold a PhD in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science, an MSc in Politics and Communication from the same institution and a BA in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Athens (Greece).