Eleni Skourtou

Dr. Eleni Skourtou teaches multilingualism and multiculturalism in education within the Department of Primary Education at the University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece. She is director of the Language, Literature and Folks Culture Lab in the same department. She is also a member of the Academic Advisory Committee for the online graduate program, Language Learning for Refugees and Migrants / LRM, at the Hellenic Open University. The city of Rhodes is Eleni’s actual laboratory and the field for her scientific work, as well as the site for her community commitment.

Eleni studied education at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany (Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität) and she holds a PhD from the same university in bilingual education. Her main research interests are language education, second language learning, bilingualism and education of minority children, literacy/orality/multiliteracies, and text and meaning making. Her actual research and commitment is in the field of Roma children education and of refugee (children and adults) education.