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Constadina Charalambous
Assistant Professor, Language Education & Literacy
School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences
Department of Education Sciences
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department Thesis title (Optional Entry)
PhD in Sociolinguistics & Education 2009 King’s College London Education Thesis title: “Learning the language of The Other: A linguistic ethnography of Turkish-language classes in Greek-Cypriot classrooms”
MA in Language, Ethnicity and Education 2005 King’s College London Education “Language maintenance, Identity and a Greek School in London”
BA in Greek Philology (specialization: Literature) 2004 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Greek Philology
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
2009 2011 Open University of Cyprus Cyprus Research Fellow Project: “Investigation of the obstacles and possibilities of multiculturalism, reconciliation and social justice in Greek-Cypriot education”. Primary Investigator: Dr Michalinos Zembylas
2010 2011 European University Cyprus Cyprus Part time teaching staff
Feb. 2010 June 2010 University of Nicosia Cyprus Part time teaching staff
  • Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. Pages
    2017 “De-securitizing Turkish: teaching the language of a former enemy, and Intercultural Language Education” Charalambous, P., Rampton, B. Applied Linguistics 38(6) 800-823
    2016 “Diversity and conflict: Negotiating linguistic, ethnic and emotional boundaries in literacy classrooms” Zembylas, M., Charalambous P. Linguistics & Education 35 50-62
    2016  “Troubling translanguaging: language ideologies, superdiversity and interethnic conflict” Charalambous, P., Zembylas, M. Applied Linguistics Review 7(3) 327-352
    2016 “Breaking classroom silences: a view from linguistic ethnography” Rampton, B. Language and Intercultural Communication 16(1) 4-21
    2016 “Human rights and the ethno—Nationalist problematic through the eyes of Greek-Cypriot teachers” Zembylas, M., Charalambous, P., Lesta, S. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice 11 (1) 19-33
    2016 “Toward a critical hermeneutical approach of human rights education: universal ideals, contextual realities and teachers’ difficulties” Zembylas, M., Charalambous, P., Lesta, S. Journal of Curriculum Studies, DOI:10.1080/00220272.2016.1188156 1-21
    2016 “Teachers’ pedagogical perspectives and teaching practices on human rights in Cyprus: an empirical exploration and implications for human rights education” Zembylas, M., Charalambous, P. Pedagogies: An International Journal 1-21
    2016 “Toward a Critical Hermeneutical Approach in Human Rights Education: Transformative Possibilities and the Challenges of Implementation” Zembylas, M., Charalambous, P., Lesta, S. European Education Journal
    2015 “Teachers’ Understandings of Human Rights and Human Rights Education (HRE) in Cyprus: An Exploratory Study” Zembylas, M., Charalambous, P., Lesta, S. Human Rights Review 16 (2) 161-182
    2014 “The schooling of emotion and memory: Analyzing emotional styles in the context of a teacher's pedagogical practices” Zembylas, M., Charalambous, P. Teaching and Teacher Education, DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2014.08.001 44 69-80
Research Projects
Date Title Funded by Project Role*
2016-[2019] BONDS – educational programme for social inclusion for immigrant mothers and children through collaborative comic story-telling. Erasmus + (KA2 Strategic Partnership for adults) Local coordinator
2016-[2019] The Living Book - Augmenting Reading For Life Erasmus + (KA2 Strategic Partnership) Partner
2016-2018 Sociolinguistics & Security British Academy Partner
2014-2017 Cost Network New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe EU Framework Programme, Horizon 2020 Member of the Management Committee
2016-2017 Everyday Practices of (In)security KCL Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy Partner
2012-2015 Crossing languages and borders: intercultural language education in a conflict-troubled context Leverhulme Trust, in collaboration with King’s College London Co-investigator & Fieldwork Coordinator
2010-2013 RICK’s Café - Recreating Inter-cultural and International Competences and Knowledge Space, Comenius Multilateral Network Project   ΕU Lifelong Learning Programme Partner
2013-2014 Human Rights Education in Cyprus Open University Cyprus Researcher
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Period Organization Title of Position or Service Key Activities
2016-today Cyprus Technical Committee on Education Member Advice the government and the Office of the Negotiator on issues related to Education
2014-2016 SIG Language and literacy Co-Coordinator Organize activities in relation to Language and Literacy for the Special Interest Group of the Cyprus Pedagogical Association
Awards/International Recognition
Date Title Awarded by:
Fall 2017 Fulbright Visiting Fellowship Graduate Centre, City University of New York
2016 -2018 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund for creating an exchange programme for BA English literature undergraduate students at EUC and Stockton University in New Jersey US State Department
6.6.2015 -19.7.2015 SUSI award for the Study of US Society & Culture – selected as one amongst 18 scholars across the world to receive 6 weeks scholarship New York University (US State Department)
2006- 2009 Social Sciences and Public Policy funding award for PhD studies King’s College London
Other Achievements