Antonis Gardikiotis

Antonis Gardikiotis, Associate Professor of Social Psychology and the Mass Media, Director of Social Media Lab, Department of Journalism and Mass Media Communication, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has studied Psychology (BSc, University of Crete), Mass Communications (MSc, University of London, LSE), Research Methods in Social Sciences (Postgraduate Diploma, Cardiff University), Social Psychology and the Media, (PhD, Cardiff University). He has published in outlets such as Media Psychology, European Journal of Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Social and Personality Psychology Compass, Psychology of Music, Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research. His research interests concern the areas of media effects, social media, stereotyping and prejudice, health communication, social influence and persuasion.

Christos Frangonikolopoulos

Christos A. Frangonikolopoulos is Professor of International Relations and Mass Communications, and Jean Monnet Chair on European Integration Journalism, at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications of Aristotle University. He is also the Director of the MA in Digital Media, Communication and Journalism ( He studied Politics and Government (BA Honors) and International Relations (PhD) at the University of Kent at Canterbury (England). In Greece, he is the co-author of books on the subjects of Global Politics, International Non-Governmental Organizations, Greek Foreign Policy and the Media, Cosmopolitan Democracy. Αbroad he is the editor, author/co-author of many chapters/papers in edited volumes and peer reviewed journals.

Naya Kalfeli

Naya Kalfeli holds a PhD in Journalism (Aristotle University), a MA in International and European Studies with a specialization in International Law and Diplomatic Studies (Panteion University) and a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications (Aristotle University). Her research intends to answer questions on how the media portray conflicts, crises and diversity and how these portrayals affect people’s perceptions, attitudes and emotions about the world we live in and about the "Others" and, in particular, about immigrants and refugees. Between 2014 and 2016 she was the instructor of the "Peace Journalism" course offered by the School of Journalism and Mass Communications of Aristotle University at a postgraduate level. In 2017, she worked at the Hellenic Open University on the development of digital and educational material for distance learning, at the postgraduate program "Contemporary Journalism Studies". She has collaborated with international and domestic organizations as well as NGOs on issues related to refugees and immigrants. In 2012, she conducted a six-month field research in Rwanda on media and peace-building. She has participated in international conferences and published in international scientific journals. At the moment, she is a European Social Fund Research Fellow (ESPA 2014-2020, «Researchers' support with emphasis on young researchers») with the School of Journalism & Mass Communications of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Christina Angeli

Christina Angeli was born on September 3 rd in 1987. She is a PhD candidate at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She graduated with a Bachelor Degree of Political Sciences at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She continued with a Master Degree at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication with specialization in "Journalism and New Media" at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She also received a Master Degree in International Studies in the direction of "Strategic Studies and International Politics" from the department of International and European Studies at University of Macedonia. Her research interests focus on the fields of Media, International Relations and Global Health. From 6 th August to 5 th October 2018 she was a "Junior Visiting Fellow" in the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. From 2017 she has been an instructor of "Science Journalism" course at a postgraduate level offered by the English Master Program in "Digital Media, Communication and Journalism" at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. She has worked in many different positions in private sector and she has acquired a valuable working experience. She has recently started working as a researcher in this project.