Despina Karakatsan

Professor of Education at the Department of Social and Education Policy

She has a long experience in participating in European and national research programs and a notable number of publications (books, book chapters, articles, translations, etc). She is a member of the DARE Network and All in Network: Citizenship Learning for Inclusion and Diversity.

She enjoys teaching and learning with her students.

She has studied History at the University of Athens (1989) and obtained her Ph.D. from the University Paris 8-Saint Denis (Sciences of Education, 1998).

She was a lecturer in History of Education at the University of Crete (2000-2004) and she has taught at the University of Democritus-Thrace, at the Institution of Teacher Training in Athens (2005-2009).

During the second term of the academic year 2009-2010, she was a research fellow at Oxford Brookes University.

Her research interests include digital citizenship education and multiculturalism, and history of pedagogical theories.

Her research focuses on the connection between education, democracy, and digital citizenship, as well as train-the-trainer activities modules.

She was elected President of the CiCea Jean Monnet Network.