MSc in Media & Refugee / Migration Flows

Liza Tsaliki

Associate Professor
COURSE:Methodology of Quantitative and Qualitative Social Research
Field of specialization, studies, work experience:

Liza Tsaliki, Associate Professor at the Department of Communication and Media Studies, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, was awarded her Ph.D. on the role of Greek television on the construction of national identity from the University of Sussex. She was teaching at the University of Sunderland from 1996 till 2000. Between 2000-2002, she was a Marie Curie Post Doctoral Fellow at the Radboud University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands, researching the digital civil society across the European Union. From 2002 to 2006 she was working as the Director of International Relations at the Hellenic Culture Organization ( She resumed her academic duties at the Faculty of Communication and Mass Media at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in March 2006. Her current interests involve ICTs and democratic participation; online activism; gender and new technologies; children and online technologies; celebrity culture; the culture of pornography. Between 2006-2009, she was a Visiting Research Fellow at the London School of Economics (media@LSE); between 2009-2014, she was a Visiting Senior Fellow working with Professor Sonia Livingstone on the EU-funded project EU Kids Online II, and EU Kids Online III (, as the Greek team leader. Presently, she leads the Greek team for EU Kids IV under the coordination of Professor Uwe Hasebrink at the Hans Bredow Institute, Hamburg.

Other international projects she is involved with is The Game of Thrones Research Project [], where she is in charge of the Greek team; The Hobbit: A World Project (2014-2016), involving 40 countries, where she is leading the Greek national team; and DECIDIS: Democracy and citizenship in digital society, a research network based at the IT University Copenhagen, with participants from Danish and international research environments, that builds on research within the intersecting areas of digital citizenship, digital culture and digital society.

She was awarded a scholarship from the Canadian government (Canadian Studies Faculty Enrichment Programme) in July-August 2007 to visit and do research at McGill University, Concordia, and University of Toronto; and a visiting fellowship for Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia, between July-August 2014. 

She has served as a Commissioner at the Hellenic Gambling Commission between December 2011-March 2015.

Description of prior teaching/training activities:

Among the modules he has taught on both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, are:

  • Social Theory
  • Information Society
  • Contemporary Society and the Media
  • Cyberspace and the public sphere
  • Porn Studies
Additional information (such as publications, awards, link, etc):

‚Ä®For a detailed  publications record, visit

She is the commentaries editor for the International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics

she sat at the editorial board of the Journal of Porn Studies between 2013-2018.

She also sits at the editorial boards of Information, Communication and Society, and Convergence journals.