Dr. Constadina Charalambous

Dr. Constadina Charalambous is Associate Professor of Language Education & Literacy at the European University Cyprus where she teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. She holds a PhD in Sociolinguistics & Education (King’s College, 2009). Her main research interests evolve around language education in relation to larger cultural and socio-political ideologies and especially in relation to peace, conflict and (in)securitization. She has also a long-standing interest in teacher training and teacher professional development and has been involved in many teacher education programmes both for pre-service and in-service educators (topics include: Peace Education, Human Rights Education, Refugee Education, Digital Literacy, etc). ). She has received funding from Leverhulme Trust, British Academy, Fulbright and European Union, as well as local funding for several projects, working mainly on issues related to migrants, diasporas, refugees and other marginalised groups. Some of the projects she coordinated and/or participated are:  “Crossing Languages and Borders: intercultural language education in a conflict-troubled context” (Leverhulme Trust), ‘Readtwinning’ (Erasmus +), ‘Politicization of Identities in Diaspora: cosmopolitanism & Conflict’ (Excellence Hubs).  Her work is published in various international journals, edited volumes, and special issues. She is the co-author of Peace Education in a Conflict-affected society (CUP, 2016 with Michalinos Zembylas and Panayiota Charalambous), and co-edited Security, Ethnography & Discourse: Transdisciplinary Encounters (2022, Routledge, together with Emma Mc Cluskey)

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