Dr Eugenia Arvanitis
Dr Eugenia Arvanitis is Associate Professor of Interculturality & Diversity in Education at the University of Patras, Greece.
Dr Eugenia Arvanitis is Associate Professor of Interculturality & Diversity in Education at the University of Patras, Greece. Dr. Arvanitis lived for a decade in Australia gaining valuable experience in multicultural educational and ethnic language maintenance policies. Since 2015 Eugenia coordinates the Forum on Intercultural Dialogue and Learning at the University of Patras, Greece and she is the Editor of Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations Research Network. Whereas in 2017 she was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Illinois (USA) and a Scholar in Salzburg Global Seminar in 2019.
In recent years, she has focused on school-based teachers’ intercultural learning and differentiated pedagogy through the Learning by Design approach and using social knowledge web-based platforms: ‘Nea Mathisi’ and Scholar.
In addition, she has done research on refugee narratives and liminality (e.g. ‘Home Means Everything to Me …’: A Study of Young Syrian Refugees’ Narratives Constructing Home in Greece, Liminal Spaces of Temporary Dwellings: Transitioning to New Lives in Times of Crisis & Refugee Youth Educational Trajectories.
Eugenia is the (co)author of several research papers and two books titled Greek Ethnic Schools in Australia in the late 1990s: Selected Case studies and Literacies: A pedagogy of differentiated planning). Finally, she has edited four books in Greek namely Zac Vogiazopoulos’s book (Bonegilla: Memories and Recollections of an Insider), Mary Kalantzis & Bill Cope book New Learning: Basic Elements of the Science of Education, Liu, Volcic & Gallois, Intercultural Communication and in collaboration with Achilles Kameas the book Intercultural Mediation in Europe: Narratives of Professional Transformation.