Dr. Eleni Theodorou

Dr. Eleni Theodorou is Associate Professor in Social Foundations of Education at the Department of Education Sciences at the European University Cyprus where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the social and cultural foundations of education. She earned her doctorate from the University of Virginia with a focus on anthropology of education. Her research interests include sociological and anthropological constructions of childhood, children’s identities, multicultural education politics and policy, family involvement, and sociological understandings of teacher professional identities, mainly investigated through qualitative research methodologies. She has participated in various locally and internationally funded projects. A number of these have been European co-funded projects which deal specifically with issues of social inclusion, such as the design and provision of training for parents of children with autism (ESIPP), the integration of immigrant families through comics (BONDS), and the empowerment of deaf youth (SIDE). Her work has been published in international peer review journals and in edited book volumes. 

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