In 2007 I graduated from the Department of Social Anthropology, Panteion University and I currently work as a trainee public servant in the Department of Financial and Commercial Affairs of the National School of Public Administration. After my studies in Anthropology I followed a MRes in “Political Science and Sociology” at the University of Athens (2011) and few years later a MS in “Social Psychology of Conflict” at Panteion University (2016). Presently I attend a Master in Business Administration, commonly organised by the Hellenic Open University and Wroclaw University (Poland).
During my studies I have concluded fieldwork in the antiauthoritarian milieu of Copenhagen, as well as fieldwork in Greece, researching inclusive and conflicting identities and their construction processes. For the purpose of my research I have worked with quantified qualitative methods and operated programmes like Alceste, NVivo & Iramuteq. I am also fluent in Greek, English and French.
Alongside my studies I worked as a fieldwork researcher in different research projects of Universities and Research Centres in Greece and Denmark.
In recent years I was also given the opportunity to offer anthropological seminars in Life Long Education Programmes (LLEP) on the subjects of culture and cultural policy. That experience helped me capitalise, in a productive way, my previous experience in the organization of cultural events in Athens, Copenhagen and St. Petersburg
After my graduation from the department of Social Anthropology, Panteion University, Athens I continued my studies in ethnomusicology (MA, PhD) at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London. During my MA and doctoral studies I conducted long term ethnographic fieldwork in Iran and investigated issues related to music and politics, music censorship, music and human rights, embodiment and resistance, and creativity in Iranian classical music. I have taught courses in anthropology and ethnomusicology in Greece (Panteion University, TEI of Central Greece, TEI of Epirus) and abroad (University of Limerick, Ireland).
I have significant experience in working as administrator, anthropologist/researcher and cultural mediator for a number of Greek NGO (in Greece and abroad) and for Athens 2004, in various project related to refugees and unattended adolescent refugees in Greece. I enjoy listening to classical music genres from the Middle East and generally all genres that draw upon improvisation. I play various percussion instruments (tombak, daf, bendir) and have performed with Ross Daly among others. Except Greek and English, I speak Russian, Serbian and Farsi.
Irene Psarrou graduated from Panteion University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Social Anthropology. She has participated in quantitative and qualitative research projects at the National Centre for Social Research, as well as in survey companies and community based educational and cultural programs. At present, she attends the training and qualification program in Person-centered Psychotherapy at the ICPS College for Humanistic Sciences. Eager to use the tools of socio-cultural anthropology in the area of mental health, she wishes to explore further the issue of personality formation and the use of language in self narration and construction of social identity. Irene works in the private sector and in her free time she loves to paint and to experiment with healing meditation.
Maria Gerolymatou graduated in 2013 from the Department of Social Anthropology, Panteion University. During her studies she participated in the program LLP / Erasmus at the University of Sussex in UK and did her internship at the Public Prosecutor’s Office at the Court of Appeals of Athens. Alongside she acquired diploma of volunteer-nurse at Hellenic Red Cross. In 2014 she began second BA at the Department of International, European and Area Studies of Panteion University, Athens. Since early 2013 she is working at Club for UNESCO of Piraeus & Islands. She speaks English, Russian and French and belongs to the volunteer-translators community of Coursera Inc..
Eleni graduated from Panteion University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Anthropology in 2009 and from the University of Athens with a postgraduate degree in Southeast European Studies in 2010. She has participated and attended various seminars, summer and intermediate schools in Greece and abroad, following up the latest academic developments in the field of Social Anthropology. Her academic interests include issues related to education, identity, immigration, nationalism and religion. Her academic work and activities are mostly focused on Balkans. Eleni is currently working as an English teacher and is a PhD candidate at the department of Social Anthropology at Panteion University. Her PhD dissertation focuses on education and national identity in contemporary Serbia.
Spyropoulos Alexandros graduated from Panteion University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Anthropology in 2009. His academic and professional interests included issues related to multiculturalism and social inequality, as well topics related to education and psychosocial health of vulnerable groups. Therefore he continued his postgraduate studies in the program of Education and Human Rights of University of Athens in collaboration with the Institute of Education (University of London).He has been occupied as a social anthropologist in the Association for the Psychosocial Health of Children and Adolescents, as a pedagogue in SOS Children’s Villages Greece/Eliza Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and he continues working for the NGO Metaction as a coordinator of interpreting services in the asylum procedures.. He also serves as a volunteer in actions for environmental protection.
Members of Audit Committee
1. Arezou Rezaian – President
2. Efdokia Sakka – Secretary
3. Vagia Kaltsi – Deputy Secretary
4. Christina Ouzounidou – Deputy Member