Dr Avraamidou is the principal researcher and scientific coordinator of project MEDIA.Crisis. She is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

Since completing her PhD in Communication and Internet Studies (12/2015), she developed a research and teaching portfolio in media, culture and power with a particular focus on media approaches to migrant/refugee reception, and their interplay with nationalism and ethno-racialization. She is a member of research groups DESIRE and ECHO, Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB).

Her academic focus is positioned by a diverse background as she holds an MA in Multi-Media Journalism and a BA in Law with a specialization in refugee law.

Before taking an academic turn, she held professional posts with UNHCR and anti-racist NGOs and worked as a journalist at national media. Full CV here.

Her academic teaching includes courses in media and politics, postcolonial communication, qualitative methodologies and other. She has supervised postgraduate and graduate theses in the broader field of media and culture and digital communication.

Follow on Twitter: @maavraaM & contact at: mariaavraamidou@gmail.com