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Research interests

Katerina has been Assistant Professor at the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies (LINCS) since January 2013. Her background is in Languages and Political Theory and her PhD thesis focused on communicative rationality in the public sphere. She is interested in how multilingualism and multiculturalism affect contemporary society and politics at all levels. 

She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists, the Political Studies Association, the International Communications Association and the University Association of Contemporary European Studies. She speaks French, Greek and Russian and she is an assessor for IoLET DipTrans exams.

 

Funded projects

RADAR – Regulating Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Racism (PI for HWU): 24-month EU-funded project with 9 partners from 6 countries, on the communicative construction of ‘racial’ discrimination through hate communication. The project developed a training package for legal professionals, law enforcement officials and potential victims of racist hate crime. Value: c. £33,000 [completed]. 

 

Moving Languages (PI for HWU): 27-month Erasmus+ project with 6 partners. The project developed a language and culture-learning app for new migrants in the 6 partner countries. Value: c. £25,000 [completed].

 

InterTrainE - Intercultural Training for Educators (PI and Transnational Coordinator): 27-month Erasmus+ project led by HWU, with 7 partners. The project aims to develop an intercultural training programme for educators working with adult migrants in the 4 partner countries (UK, Finland, Greece and Italy). Value: c. £243,000 [ongoing]

Roles & Responsibilities

Katerina is Head of the Cultural Studies section in LINCS.

She coordinates the Global course (taught in HWU campuses in Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia) Intercultural Issues in Business and Management. She is also Year 1 and Year 2 coordinator.

She teaches International Politics, Society and Institutions in Contemporary Europe, Intercultural Issues in Business and Management (to UG students and to Graduate Apprentices), and French Conference Interpreting.

Research Group Contact Details

Katerina is member of the IRC (Intercultural Research Centre) in LINCS.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, HWU

Master of Science, University of Edinburgh

Master of Arts, HWU

Keywords

  • JC Political theory
  • Communication Theory
  • Public Sphere
  • shared communication spaces
  • communicative rationality
  • B Philosophy (General)
  • Normative theory
  • intersubjectivity
  • uncertainty
  • contingency
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • social systems
  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • intercultural communication
  • multilingualism

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hate Social Sciences
anti-racism Social Sciences
affirmative action Social Sciences
xenophobia Social Sciences
racism Social Sciences
communication Social Sciences
Greece Social Sciences
Poland Social Sciences

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Research Output 2009 2018

Strategies of Othering through Discursive Practices: Examples from the UK and Poland

Strani, K. & Szczepaniak-Kozak, A., 26 Jun 2018, In : Lodz Papers in Pragmatics. 14, 1, p. 163-179 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Poland
newspaper
interview
objectification
genre

Diversity in a European context: the Challenge of Creating a Shared Critical Vocabulary

Strani, K., Klein, G. B. & Hill, E., 2017, Europe in Discourse: Identity, Diversity, Borders. House, J. & Kaniklidou, T. (eds.). Hellenic American University, p. 170-182 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

vocabulary
EU
anti-racism
xenophobia
affirmative action

Multilingual Policing: International Trends and Issues

Boser, U., Monteoliva, E., Napier, J., Skinner, D. & Strani, K., May 2017, Scottish Institute for Policing Research : Annual Report 2016. Scottish Institute for Policing Research, p. 64-65 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

trend
public service
university teacher
knowledge
Society

Attitudes to ‘race’ in the media: evidence from Greece and the UK

Strani, K., Fountana, M., Sokoli, S. & Monteoliva, E., Dec 2016, In : Rivista VOCI. XIII, p. 148-170 23 p., 8

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hate
Greece
evidence
anti-racism
conversation analysis

Critical 'race'-related vocabulary in the UK

Strani, K., 25 Sep 2016

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

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Activities 2004 2016

  • 9 Participation in conference
  • 3 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 3 Invited talk
  • 2 Participation in Festival or Exhibition

LangFM - Interview with Alexander Drechsel

Strani-Jefferson, K. (Speaker)
28 Sep 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Multilingual Democracies

Strani-Jefferson, K. (Speaker)
19 Nov 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

The Immigration Game - Nice to See You?

Strani-Jefferson, K. (Speaker), Esther Mijers (Speaker)
30 Nov 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Annual Conference of the Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies

Strani-Jefferson, K. (Speaker)
1 Sep 20143 Sep 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

When you're a stranger: Bright Club performance

Strani-Jefferson, K. (Participant)
25 Feb 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in Festival or Exhibition