I was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, and raised in Brussels, Belgium. Currently, I live in London, UK, and teach politics and qualitative methods at UCL.
From 2009 to 2014, I studied at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, reading contemporary literature and investigating branches of linguistics in Greek and German. In 2014, I moved to London where I completed an MA in Education Policy at King's College London. My research concerned Greece’s Higher Education policies brought forward in 2011. From 2018 to 2021 I studied for my PhD in European Studies funded by Onassis Foundation.
My thesis explored the rise of far-right extremism in Greece during the years of the fiscal crisis and concetrated on the online communications of such groups on social networking sites.
My research now focuses on the communications of authoritarianian and extremist groups in the 21st century and the transition(s) from democracy to autocracy. Furthermore, I specialise in qualitative methods and the development of interview designs aimed at interviewing far-right supporters.