As an undergraduate student at the Athens University of Economics & Business (AUEB) and as a master student twice at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), I had the opportunity to attend a multiplicity of courses, i.e. Micro- and Macroeconomics, Urban Sociology, Urban and Environmental Economics and Urban and Regional Planning all of which solidified a good academic background and my future research interests.
My profound interest in Urban Sociology though, dates back to my master program in “Environment and Development” (National Technical University of Athens); back then, I was for the first time introduced to the Urban Sociology and Human Geography scientific fields through diversified courses and numerous assignments. Furthermore, I am attending now my second master in the Architecture School of National Technical University of Athens, the interdisciplinary program “Urban and Regional Planning”. Some of the courses attended in this master are Gendered cultural approaches of urban space, Ideas’ transformations for the city in the 20th century, Spatial integration in global and local layers and Urban Transport systems.
What is more, during the last years I have been participating successfully in interesting research projects managed by Academic (NTUA, AUEB), Governmental(Ministry of Employment) and European organizations. Therefore, through my work and academic background, I have been introduced to a holistic perspective on how research operates, as well as the opportunity to put into practice skills such as creativity and efficiency.
In the same framework, I have taken part in Urban Sociology and Geography conferences, both international and local, and have successfully presented my Master’s dissertation titled “The african immigrant women in the public space of Athens” in two international conferences (CRESC, RC21 in 2011) and a second paper “Greek squats' onslaught and Geopolitics” in another one (RC21 in 2013).
Moreover, my academic interests refer to the fields of Urban Sociology and especially Digital Geographies and Urban Communities through Social Media, Urban Movements and Conflicts as well as Migratory Urban and Territorial Policies, Urban Crisis and European Urban Systems. However, I am always eager to investigate uncharted domains of my research fields.