Liza Tsaliki, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Communications and Media Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 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 was teaching at the University of Sunderland between 1996-2000 as a lecturer at first and senior lecturer soon after. Between 2000-2002, 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. From 2002 to 2006 she was working as the Director of International Relations at the Hellenic Culture Organization.
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 March 2006. Her current interests involve ICTs and democratic participation; online activism; gender and new technologies; the public sphere; cultural policy-making; internet safety.
She is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the LSE, and 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 (2011-14).
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; she is also the commentaries editor for the International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics (MCP).
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.