BA - Psychology, School of Social Sciences, University of Crete
MSc - Community & Critical Social Psychology, Schools of Psychological & Social Sciences, York St John University
PhD- Sociology (in progress), University of York
Dimitra completed her undergraduate studies in the University of Crete, in the Department of Psychology. During her studies she had the opportunity to examine foundational and current theories. As she was interested in combining practical interventions with the scientific study of social process, she decided to do a master in Critical Social & Community Psychology in York St John University. During her MA, she became familiar on community psychology’s theories/methods, ameliorative and transformative interventions.
She offered her services and psychosocial support in a LGBT youth community (MESMAC). Also, she participated in planning community-based participatory projects. Dimitra had the opportunity to gain an in depth understanding of various mental health issues and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) emergencies, working as psychologist with various national and international NGOs in refugee camps in Greece. In 2017, she started her PhD in the Department of Sociology, University of York. She is aiming to explore the political aspects of violence from a gender perspective, by researching SGBV incidents that refugee women experience.
Her experience and professional involvement in the refugee camps has driven her to question SGBV incidents as a perpetuation of male domination and as inherently political acts, taking into consideration the complexity of women’s experience.
Dimitra uses qualitative and participatory research methods to explore women’s refugee experiences of violence and aid workers’ views who work in support of these women. Moreover, her research focus is on the gendered nature/structure of the refugee camps.
Dimitra is interested in migration and refugee studies, gender, border studies, feminist geography, critical feminism, critical social policies and humanitarian interventions.
I am a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the following modules: