I was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, and raised in Brussels, Belgium. Currently, I live in London, UK, and work at UCL as an Assistant Lecturer. As of 2021 I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
From 2009 to 2014, I studied at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, reading contemporary literature and investigating branches of linguistics in both Greek and German.
In 2014 I moved to London where I completed postgraduate studies in Journalism at University of Westminster, and Education Policy at King's College London, before pursuing a PhD in European Studies at King’s College London.
My PhD thesis concerned the rise of extremism in Greece during the years of the fiscal crisis and the online communications of far-right parties.
By adopting elements from Stephane Baele’s ‘far-right ecosystem’ mapping process, I developed my theoretical framework with a focus on Social Movement Theory, Political Mobilisation and Participation in the Digital Age. Moreover, my data analysis focused on AI algorithmic bias on social media. I also conducted interviews with far right-wing voters in Greece.