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Profil personnel

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 aim of the project is to develop 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 aims to develop a language-learning app for new migrants in the 6 partner countries. Value: c. £25,000 [ongoing].

Roles & Responsibilities

Katerina is Head of the Cultural Studies section in LINCS. She also co-organises the annual Edinburgh Interpreting Research Summer School (EIRSS) with Dr. Raquel de Pedro Ricoy and is Editor of the Department’s blog LifeinLINCS.

She teaches International Politics, Society and Institutions in Contemporary Europe, French Text and Conference Interpreting.

Research Group Contact Details

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

Qualification académique

Doctor of Philosophy, HWU

Master of Science, University of Edinburgh

Master of Arts, HWU


  • JC Political theory
  • B Philosophy (General)
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • P Philology. Linguistics

Empreinte digitale L’empreinte digitale est basée sur l’exploration du texte des documents scientifiques d’individus afin de créer un index de termes pondérés, qui définit les thèmes clés de chaque chercheur individuel.

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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Résultat de recherche 2009 2018

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

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

Résultats de recherche: Article


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.

Résultats de recherche: Conference contribution

affirmative action

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

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

Résultats de recherche: Article

conversation analysis

Critical 'race'-related vocabulary in the UK

Strani, K., 25 sept. 2016

Résultats de recherche: Poster


Public space, collective memory and intercultural dialogue in a (UK) city of culture

McDermott, P., Nic Craith, M. & Strani, K., 2016, Dans : Identities. 23, 5, p. 610-627 18 p.

Résultats de recherche: Article

collective memory
public space
cultural program
large city

Activités 2004 2016

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

Multilingual Democracies

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

Activité: Invited talk

LangFM - Interview with Alexander Drechsel

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

Activité: Invited talk

The Immigration Game - Nice to See You?

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

Activité: Invited talk

Annual Conference of the European Political Science Association

Strani-Jefferson, K. (Speaker)
20 juin 2014

Activité: Participation in conference

Understanding understanding

Strani-Jefferson, K. (Recipient)
10 sept. 2014

Activité: Other