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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

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Katerina Strani-Jefferson is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

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

Co Author Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2009 2019

European Capitals of Culture: Discourses of Europeanness in the cases of Valletta, Plovdiv and Galway

Clopot, C. & Strani, K., Aug 2019, Heritages, Identities and Europe: Performing Identities. Kockel, U., Clopot, C., Tjarve, B. & Nic Craith, M. (eds.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

From Getting Here to Being Here: Syrian Academics in the UK Narrativising Work and Belonging

Fadel, L., Strani, K. & Marks, A., 16 May 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access
File

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

Activities 2004 2019

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

Liminality revisited: Changing Diasporic Identities of Highly-Skilled Syrians in the UK

Katerina Strani (Speaker), Lina Fadel (Speaker), Cristina Clopot (Speaker)
7 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

LangFM - Interview with Alexander Drechsel

Katerina Strani-Jefferson (Speaker)
28 Sep 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Multilingual Democracies

Katerina Strani-Jefferson (Speaker)
19 Nov 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

The Immigration Game - Nice to See You?

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

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

International Doctoral Workshop "Transformations in European Societies"

Katerina Strani-Jefferson (Member of programme committee)
Mar 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course