Maria Dimitrakopoulou is a member of the Lab Teaching Staff at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, A.U.TH. She holds an MA in TEFL/TESL from the University of Birmingham, UK and a PhD in Linguistics from the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, A.U.TH. She has taught English as a Foreign Language at all levels of education and worked as an adjunct researcher for the Centre for the Greek Language. Since 2012 she has been involved in the teaching of the module “Bilingualism: Language and thought in the bilingual mind” in the distance teacher training programme “Routes for the teaching of Greek as an L2” run by the Centre for the Greek Language. Her main research interests are in the areas of generative syntax, (first and second) language acquisition and bilingualism.
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Athanasios Karasimos is an Assistant Professor in Computational Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of English. He is a graduate of the Department of Philology, University of Patras. He holds two European Masters in Speech and Language Processing (one of them at the University of Edinburgh) and his doctoral dissertation is in Computational Morphology. He participated in several research projects on Modern Greek dialects, corpora, aphasic speech, Digital Humanities, and training of English language teachers. He was a postdoctoral research fellow funded by IKY. He worked as an Adjunct Lecturer at HOU, AUTh, and NKUA teaching Educational Technology, Research Methodology, Computational Linguistics and Corpus Linguistics. He is a researcher in the national infrastructure for Digital Humanities DARIAH-GR / DYAS (Academy of Athens). His research interests focus on Computational Linguistics and machine learning, the use of corpora, education technology, and integrating video and board games into language teaching and learning.
Katerina Kitsi-Mitakou holds degrees in English from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (BA Honours, PhD) and Leeds University (MA in Theatre Studies), and is Professor of English literature and culture and gender studies. She teaches and publishes on Realism, Modernism, and the English novel, as well as on gender and body theory. She is general editor of the European Journal of English Studies (http://essenglish.org/ejes/) and was president of the Hellenic Association for the Study of English (HASE, www.enl.auth.gr/hase/) from 2014 to 2020.
Dr Marina Mattheoudakis is a Professor at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and the director of the Lab on Foreign Language Teaching and Assessment in the same department. In 2005 she proposed and designed the launch of the 3rd Experimental Primary School of Evosmos, which has participated in several pioneer educational projects in Greece and abroad. Between 2017 and 2020 she worked in Delaware, USA where she designed and implemented an innovative dual language immersion program (English and Greek), for which she was nominated by the Department of Education in Delaware (Innovation Awards 2018 and Innovation Awards 2019). In 2019 she received a Scholarship and attended the Data Wise Leadership Institute at Harvard Graduate School of Education, Boston, U.S. Her research interests lie in the fields of instructed second language acquisition, bilingual education and learner corpora. She has published widely in journals, books and conference proceedings.
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Tatiani Rapatzikou is Associate Professor at the department of American Literature and Culture. She holds an M.A. (1996) from Lancaster University in Contemporary Literary Studies and a Ph.D. (2001) in Contemporary American Literature from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England. For her Ph.D. research she was funded by the Board of Greek State Scholarships Foundation (I.K.Y). Also, she received the Arthur Miller Centre Award (2000) and the BAAS Short Term Travel Award (2000) for her research in the U.S.A. and Canada. In summer 2009, she was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the M.I.T. Comparative Media Studies program, while in Spring 2012 she was a Visiting Research Scholar at the Program in Literature at Duke University, U.S. while in Winter 2016 she was a Visiting Research Scholar at the Department of English at York University, Toronto, Canada. She is the coordinator of the project “Urban Environments in Transition” (Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund-International Competition 2012 with the participation of the Fulbright Foundation). She is also the co-director of the American Studies Resource Portal,the co-editor of ECHOES (the online creative writing magazine of School of English), and the coordinator of the Mutlimodal Research & Reading Group. She is also a member of the General Editor team of the online, open source, blind reviewed and DOAJ sealed Ex-Centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media hosted by the Prothiki AUTh Library and Information Centre. For the period between 2019-2022, she was the director of the Digital Humanities Lab “Psifis” of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2020, she was awarded a Fellowship by the Eccles Center for American Studies for her research in the British Library (U.K.) on contemporary American literary production and digitality. Since the beginning of 2022, she’s a Fulbright Greece Alumni Outreach Ambassador (AUTh). She is also academically responsible for a number of AUTh international and Erasmus+ agreements. She teaches courses and supervises research projects in 20th and 21st century American fiction and poetry with emphasis placed on the following research areas: Contemporary American Literature and the New Media, Digital Literature, Postmodern Fiction and Poetry, the Technological Uncanny, and Cyberculture/Cyberpunk (in relation to William Gibson).
Areti-Maria Sougari is Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, an M.A. in Linguistics and English Language Teaching from the University of Leeds, UK, and a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Essex, UK. Upon completion of her studies, she was appointed as an assistant professor at American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) and then she taught ESP in the Department of Physics and the Department of Computer Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has participated in a number of teacher training courses organised in the private and the state sector. She has coordinated a regional in-service teacher training course (‘Teaching English in the Primary Classroom: New Challenges – New Approaches’). As part of her teaching duties at the School of English, she has taught a number of courses both theoretical and practical in nature. Practical courses touch upon the issues of teaching practice in primary schools (offering guided and reflective teaching experience for a period of 8 weeks, micro-teaching, and observing language classrooms). She is the author of a resource book Teaching English in the Primary Classroom: A Guide to Teaching Practice (University Studio Press); some of her work appears in Language and Education, TESOL Quarterly, the Journal of Applied Linguistics and other journals. Her research interests include teaching English to young learners, teacher education and development, teaching English as an International Language, and second language acquisition (mainly in the field of classroom discourse and corrective feedback).