Liza Tsaliki is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Communications and Media Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She was a Visiting Senior Fellow (2009-2011, 2011-2014) at the Media@LSE, and a Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Education and Arts, Edith Cowan University, Australia.

She has been has been working with Professor Sonia Livingstone on the EU-funded projects, EU Kids Online I (2006-9), EU Kids Online II (2009-11), and presently EU Kids Online III (2011-2014).

She is also working with Professor Martin Barker, Professor Matt Hills (Aberystwyth University, UK), and Dr. Ernest Mathijs (University of British Columbia, Canada), and several other researchers from around 40 countries, on the reception of The Hobbit: A World Project (2014-2016).

She has been sitting at the Hellenic Gaming Commission since 2012.

She is the commentaries editor for the International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics (MCP) since 2007. She is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Porn Studies.

Her current interests involve ICTs and democratic participation; online activism; gender and new technologies; children and new technologies; pornography; celebrity culture; audiences.

Liza is currently working on a book project under the title Children, Pornography and the Politics of Sexuality: Playing with porn for Palgrave MacMillan.

More background information:

She graduated from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Faculty of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She was awarded a scholarship form the Greek State Scholarship Foundation (ΙΚΥ) in order to pursue her post-graduate studies. Having completed an M.A in Urban and Regional Studies at the University of Sussex, she continued with a Ph.D. at the Centre for Cultural Studies in Sussex University, under the supervision of Professor Roger Silverstone. Her doctoral research was on the role of Greek television in the construction of national identity.

She worked as a lecturer and senior lecturer at the University of Sunderland between 1996-2000. From 2000 to 2002, she was a Marie Curie Post Doctoral Fellow at the Radboud University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands, researching the digital civil society across the European Union. Following that, she worked at the Hellenic Culture Organization as the Director of International Relations (2002 -2006).

She resumed her academic duties, as a lecturer, at the Faculty of Communication and Mass Media at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2006. She was awarded a scholarship from the Canadian government (Canadian Studies Faculty Enrichment Programme) in July-August 2007 to visit and do research at McGill University, Concordia, and University of Toronto.

Between February 2008-July 2009, she took part in yet another international project, this time focusing on pornography, entitled ‘Socialisation of the global sexually explicit imagery: Challenges to regulation and research’. The project, funded by the British Academy, was coordinated by Katherine Sarikakis as the principal investigator and Liza Tsaliki as the second investigator. Two international conferences resulted from this initiative, ‘Globalisation Media and Adult/Sexual Content: Challenges to Regulation and Research’, Athens, 29-30 September 2008, and ‘Porn Cultures: Regulation, Political Economy, and Technology international event’, Leeds, 15-16 June 2009.