I am a linguist focusing on discourse, that is language as a social practice (what people do with language, what language does to them, what language means to them, how language matters to them).
I hold a BA in English Language and Literature from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, an MA in Language Studies from Lancaster University, UK, and a PhD in Linguistics also from Lancaster University, which I was awarded in 2015. I have held a Research Fellowship, funded by CIMO, at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland (Department of Languages, 2013-2014) participating in the project “Language and Superdiversity: (Dis)identification in Social Media”.
My research specialisms include media and social media discourse analysis, computer-mediated communication, sociolinguistics, identities construction, and online ethnography.
Currently I'm conducting research on Greek neomigrants and social media funded by the National Strategic Reference Framework Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning” and hosted by the Department of Primary Education, University of Western Macedonia.
My book Discourse and Identity on Facebook was published in June 2017 by Bloomsbury.
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We need language to tell us who we are,
how we feel, what we're capable of –
to explain the pains and glory of our existence.
— MAYA ANGELOU