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Post: Associate Professor
Telephone: 210 727 7705
Office: 902

E-mail: mbessie[at]enl.uoa[dot]gr
Personal webpage: scholar.uoa.gr/mbessie

Bessie Mitsikopoulou is Associate Professor at the Department of Language and Linguistics, Faculty of English Language and Literature, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She holds a PhD in Critical Discourse Analysis (University of Athens), an MA in Applied Linguistics (University of Reading), a Postgraduate Specialist Diploma in Computers in Education (Institute of Education, University of London) and a BA in English Language and Literature (University of Athens). Her research interests are in the areas of critical discourse analysis, educational linguistics, applications of new technologies in education, critical and academic literacies. She is the co-editor of Policies of Linguistic Pluralism and the Teaching of Languages in Europe (with B. Dendrinos, Metaihmio Publications and the University of Athens, 2004) and The Periphery Viewing the World (with C. Dokou and E. Mitsi, Parousia Publications, Athens, 2004). She has participated in several research and EU projects in the areas of academic literacies and the teaching of languages in higher education. From February 2005 to June 2006 she coordinated the research group in Athens which conducted a nation wide research on “Informal digital literacies of Greek adolescents” which was sponsored by the Center for the Greek Language. Since January 2004, she has been Thematic Consultant of English Literacy for the Second Chance Schools in Greece, and a member of the Scientific Committee for Second Chance Schools. Together with Professor Liana Sakelliou-Schultz they edited Literacy in English: Curriculum, Methodological Suggestions, Educational Materials (Ministry of Education, Athens, 2006). She has published in various international academic journals such as Language & Education, Journal of Languageand Politics, Language Learning and Technology, Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, Journal of Applied Linguistics.