Christodoula "Soula" Mitakidou is professor of second/foreign language teaching and cross-cultural education in the Department of Social and Cultural Studies, School of Primary Education at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She received her BA from the English Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, her MA from McGill University of Montreal, Canada, and her PhD from the School of Early Childhood Education of Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. Her research interests and publications focus on the many aspects of diversity, including the education of children from vulnerable social groups and, in particular, the teaching of Greek as a second language for language minority children and cross-cultural/inclusive education and literacy development through children’s literature. Her teaching experience covers a wide age range from preschool to graduate school students. She has also worked extensively with teachers through in-service workshops. She has presented, often as an invited speaker, at numerous conferences, seminars, and training symposiums. For the past eight years, she has participated as a member of the Scientific and Coordinating Team in the program, The Education of Roma Children in the Regions of Western Macedonia, Central Macedonia, Eastern Macedonia, and Thrace. For the past two years, she has been the scientist responsible for Aristotle University of Thessaloniki for the Erasmus+, KA2 program, Managing the Refugee and Migrant Flows through the Development of Educational and Vocational Frames for Children and Adults.