|Field:||English Literature, English Language and Translation|
|Office hours:||By appointment|
Dr. Sylvia Karastathi holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of Cambridge U.K, where she pursued research on visual culture and the British novel, funded by the State Scholarships Foundation. She holds an MA (with distinction) in Modern Literature and Culture from the University of York, and a BA in English Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
She has conducted post-doctoral research in the English Department of the University of Bern, with a scholarship from the Swiss Government; she subsequently joined the Walter Benjamin Kolleg at the University of Bern as a Junior Research Fellow. Sylvia Karastathi has also extensive experience as a teacher trainer, and she holds a Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Cambridge DELTA – Level 7).
She has obtained teaching experience on undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as a PhD candidate for the University of Cambridge teaching Literature and Visual Culture, and as an adjunct lecturer for the University of Greenwich overseas partners in Athens and Prague, teaching TEFL Methodology, English Literature, and Academic Writing.
Her professional experience includes serving as an academic consultant, materials writer and member of the Advisory Council for English language qualification awarding organisations. She has published articles on word and image studies, English literature and visual culture, the 20th century British novel, as well as on language education and visual literacy.