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Constadina Charalambous
Chairperson, Assistant Professor, Language Education and 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