Associate Professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Media Studies, Faculty of Economic and Political Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. I graduated in 1987 from the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy at the Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (Bulgaria) and in 1992 I received my Ph.D. from the same University.
Since 1997 I am involved in academic research and teaching in collaboration with the Department of Primary Education, the Department of Economics and the Department of Law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). During 2001-2003 I taught on contract at the Department of Languages, Literature and Culture of the Black Sea Countries (Demokritos University of Thrace).
In June 2003 I was elected as lecturer on Art and Mass Media in the School of Journalism and Mass Media Studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In March 2009 I was elected as assistant professor and in March 2014 as associate professor on Sociology of the Arts and Mass Communication in the same School, where I teach "Art and Globalization" (offered also in English for the ERASMUS+ students), "Mass Communication and the Arts", "Music Industry and Culture", "Music and Mass Media" (undergraduate program), "Cultures of Cultural Production and Consumption", and "New Technologies and Cultural Organizations" (graduate program).
During 2006-2020 I collaborated with the Hellenic Open University as a tutor in the postgraduate program "Cultural Organizations Management" of the School of Social Science (course "Cultural Communication") and during 2017-2020 I was the course coordinator.
I have 74 publications (journal articles, book chapters, conference papers, etc.) in the fields of the sociology of culture and the arts, the sociology of music and the sociology of education. I am co-editor of two anthologies of journalism and communication studies. I also edited the Greek edition of J. A. Walker's Art in the Age of Mass Media. I co-edited two collective works in the fields of journalism and communication studies I have presented papers at 44 international and local conferences and I have participated in 27 international and local research projects. I also participate in two international and one local research networks. I have been a member of the Advisory and of the Editorial Boards of Musicology. Review of Theory and Praxis of Music (1985-2017) and webmaster of the journal in cooperation with I. Foulias. I am also a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Scientific Journals International (Communication & Media section), that encourages and supports the open-access model to research literature. I am a member of the European Sociological Association (ESA) and participate in the Research Network for the Sociology of the Arts (RN2), the International Musicological Society, the Hellenic Sociological Association and the Hellenic Society for Clinical Social Research (related to Research Committee 46 of the International Sociological Association).
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