Constadina Charalambous

Dr. Constadina Charalambous is an Assistant Professor of Language Education & Literacy at the European University of Cyprus. She has long experience in working with refuges, migrants, diasporas and marginalised groups in several projects (both EU funded and locally funded) on: Peaceful Coexistence & Social Justice, Literacy development, Social Inclusion for migrants, Europeanization and Intercultural readiness, and Intercultural Language Pedagogies. Her work has dealt with issues of cultural heritage and especially when there are conflicted narratives around it.   She has organised several training workshops for teachers and students on topics related to post-conflict processes, insecurity, interculturalism, human rights, peace education and social cohesion. She has coordinated or co-cordinated a series of project involving: “Crossing Languages and Borders: intercultural language education in a conflict-troubled context” (Leverhulme Trust), ‘Living Book’ (Erasmus +), and a project on ‘Politicization of Identities in Diaspora’ (Excellence Hubs); she has also coordinated the local teams in ‘BONDS’ and ReadTwinning (Erasmus + involving migrant groups and non-privileged students). Her work has been published in international peer review journals, in edited book volumes, a monograph (CUP) and a recently edited book (Routledge).