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Rea Kakampoura

Assistant Professor of Greek Folkloristics at the Faculty of Primary Education,

School of Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

 

Contact Details

Tel. +30 210 3688036

Postal address:  13a Navarinou Str., 10680, Athens, Greece

e-mail: rkakamp[at]primedu.uoa[dot]gr

 

ACADEMIC STUDIES

  • BA in History and Archaeology. Department of History and Archaeology, Humanities School, University of Ioannina (September 1991).
  • Qualified Postgraduate Scholar in Folk Life Studies. Department of Primary Education, University of Athens (1992-1998).
  • Ph.D. in Folklore Studies.  Faculty of Primary Education, University of Athens (1998).
  • Training Program in Research of the History of Modern Hellenism, Centre of Neohellenic Research of the National Research Foundation (14/10 - 13/12 1991).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Faculty Member at the Faculty of Primary Education, School of Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) since 2002 (Permanent Assistant Professor from 2012).
  • Teaching (according to P. D. 407/80) the obligatory course "Introduction to Social Sciences" (1/03 - 31/08/2001), Faculty of Plastic Arts and Art Sciences, University of Ioannina.
  • Academic Assistant at the Department of Humanities, Faculty of Primary Education, School of Education, NKUA, 1999-2000.
  • Qualified Postgraduate Scholar, Department of Humanities, Faculty of Primary Education, School of Education NKUA, 1992-1998.
  • Educator in Adult Educational Programs (1998-2004).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Courses that combine popular culture studies with experiential learning and educational practice in undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum of the Faculty of Primary Education. Scientific supervision of dissertations and doctoral theses in Folklore Studies, Cultural Anthropology and Pedagogy.

Teaching:

  • Faculty of Primary Education, University of Athens, Athens, Greece (undergraduate and postgraduate level)
  • Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Athens, Athens, Greece (lectures in postgraduate level)
  • Faculty of Sociology, Panteion University Athens, Greece, (lectures in postgraduate level)
  • Marasleio Didaskaleio (Teachers’ In‐Service Training), University of Athens, Athens, Greece

       Courses:

 A)    Undergraduate

  • Folk/Popular culture and Education
  • Biographical approaches in Education
  • Pedagogical folklore
  • Rites and rituals
  • Urban Folklore
  • Introduction to Folklore Studies
  • Introduction to Social Sciences

B) Postgraduate

  • Theory of Folkloristics
  • Media and Folklore
  • Social Sciences Methods
  • Folk/Popular culture and Educational theory / practice
  • Urban Folklore: Cultural associations in the city (workshop)
  • Secondary analysis of life stories interviews (workshop)

C) Teaching at Marasleio Primary Education (1996-2011) the course "Tradition and modernity in popular culture."

RESEARCH

Scientific coordinator in 6 Greek funded programs, deputy scientific coordinator in 1 Greek funded program and member in 1 International Research Program

  • February - March 2017: Member of the Research Group of Critical Heritages (CoHERE): performing and representing Identities in Europe (European Union - HORIZON 2020, K.A. 70/3/13477)
  • September 2016 - March 2017: Scientific coordinator of a research program funded by the Special Research Account of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens on the subject Visual Ethnography and Education
  • September / December 2011: Research program coordinator (funded by the Special Research Account of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) on: Educational activities with themes from folk/popular culture to the Internet sites of institutions of primary education.
  • 24/06 - 8/07/2011: Field research in folklore on Turkey: Cultural exchanges and interactions in the 11th International Festival of Folk Dances in Denizli, Turkey.
  • 2010-2011:  Coordinator of the Research Program (funded by the Special Research Account of NKUA) on: “When my parents were children”: Biographical research of family history in school education. The program was implemented in the third grade of 1st Experimental Primary School Marasleiou during the school year 2010-2011.
  • 2008-2009: Coordinator of the Research Program (funded by the Special Research Account of NKUA) on Biographical approaches to childhood by primary school students. The program was implemented at the 7th School Egaleo, fifth and sixth grade during the school year 2008-2009.
  • 2002-2006: Establishment, organization and statistical analysis of the Life Stories Archive of the Department of Humanities in the Faculty of  Primary Education, University of Athens. This research was financially supported by the funds given for research in the Department of Primary Education, University of Athens.
  • 1997-1998: Deputy scientific coordinator of a Research Program of the Pedagogical Institute in the “Schools of Pilot Programs in Education” on the subject: Teaching procedures of Popular Culture in Primary and Secondary Education.
  • 14/10 - 13/12 1991. Partner in the Research Training Program in the History of Modern Hellenism, organized by the Centre for Modern Greek Studies of the National Research Foundation.

Participation in advisory committees and examining committees of 31 doctoral theses (supervision of 4 PHD’S) in Folklore Studies, History, Sociology and Pedagogy at Universities of Athens, Ioannina, Aegean and Thrace and 55 dissertations for Master degree on Postgraduate Program of Faculty of Primary Education (Directions in History, Folklore, Sociology and Applied Pedagogy).

PUBLICATIONS

3 books and edited books and more than 40 papers in international and national refereed journals as well as in international and national peer-reviewed conference proceedings. Also over of 50 articles in Encyclopedias and 4 book reviews.

Selected Publications

  • Kakampoura Rea, Life Stories: A biographical approach to modern folklore research, [Afigisis zois. I viographiki proseggisi sth sihroni laografiki ereyna] publications diadrasi, second edition, Athens 2011.
  • Mpampounis, H & Kakampoura R. (eds.), Historical and Folklore Studies. Research and Educational dimensions, [Istorika kai Laografika meletimata. Ereynitikes kai ekpaideytikes diastaseis], publ. Papazisi, Athens 2014.
  • Kakampoura Rea, In between the city center and local communities: The associations of the province of Konitsa in Athens, [Anamesa sto astiko kentro kai tis topikes koinonies. I sillogi tis eparhias Konitsas stin Athina], doctoral thesis, published by Cultural Center of Municipality of Konitsa, Konitsa 1999.
  • Gabriella Arrigoni, Areti Galani, Newcastle University & Lia Galani, Krystalia Halkia, Orsalia-Eleni Kassaveti, Rea Kakampoura, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (2017), Visual Dialogues about Place: Using the Geostream Tools to Identify Heritage Practices on Photo-sharing Social Media, Critical Heritages (CoHERE): performing and representing identities in Europe, in http://digitalcultures.ncl.ac.uk/cohere/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/WP4_D4-1_Report_CCA.pdf
  • Kakampoura, R., Katsadoros, G., Nounanaki, A. Kolokythas D., “Educational Activities Concerning Folk/Popular Culture in Greek Primary School Websites”, European Scientific Journal, April 2017 edition Vol.13, No.10, p. 246-262. http://paperity.org/p/79524490/educational-activities-concerning-folk-popular-culture-in-greek-primary-school-websites
  • Kakampoura Rea, “Self-representations in Greek women's life stories”, in Proceedings of the 15th Congress of International Society of Folk Narrative Research (ISFFR) in collaboration with the Hellenik Folklore Research Center of the Academy of Athens, Narratives across space and time: Transmissions and adaptations, (Athens, 21-27 June 2009), Academy of Athens, Publications of the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre -31, Athens 2014, p. 557-573.
  • Kakampoura Rea – George Katsadoros, “Social representations of folk healers in Mass Media: The case of Father Gymnasius”, in Proceedings of 5th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science, Scientific cosmopolitanism and local cultures: Religions, ideologies, societies (Athens, 1-3/11/2012), National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens 2014, p. 618-631.
  • Kakamboura Rea & Evangeli Saltapida, "Folklorismus and Folklore Studies: The performance of the Association SEMELI entitled "From the tradition to the performance – Folk festivals and their representations" in Manolis Varvounis, Manolis Sergis, Despina Damianou, Nadia Maha-Bizoumi & Garyfalia Theodoridou (eds.), The management of the tradition: Folk culture in between folklorismus, cultural industry and the cutting edge technologies, Ed. K. & M. Stamoulis, Thessaloniki 2016, pp. 311-320 [in Greek].
    • Katsadoros G., Kakamboura, R. & E. Tasteimoglou, "Web sites and ways of presenting the Vlachs of Thessaly" in E. Avdikos (ed.), Internet Cultures, Pedio, Athens 2016, pp. 297-320 [in Greek]
  • Kakampoura Rea, “The Asia Minor uprooting in the personal narratives and literature” [O Mikrasiatikos kserizomos stis prosopikes afigisis kai sti logotehnia], Proceedings of International Conference on Popular culture and Literature (prose-poetry-theater), Vol. A, Academy of Athens, Publications of the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre -30, Athens 2013, p. 453-469.
  • Kakampoura Rea, "Tracing meanings of tradition through personal narratives" in: M. Varvounis & M. Sergis (eds.), Greek Folklore Studies. Historical, theoretical, methodological, thematic issues, publ. Herodotus Athens 2014, p. 527-544.
  •  Kakampoura Rea, "Autobiography and oral personal narratives: The problem of "truth ", Historias Merimna, Honorary Volume for Professor G. Leontsini, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens 2012, p. 463-470.
  • Kakampoura Rea, "Images of Turks through personal narratives of uprooting of Greek refugees from Asia Minor," in Evangelos Avdikos (ed.), Readings in Folklore Studies. Greece and Turkey, publ. Pedio, Athens 2012, p. 421-461.
  • Kakampoura Rea, “Folklore Studies and Social Psychology”, [Laografia kai Psyhologia ton Laon], in M. Alexiadis-G. Kouzas (ed.), Proceedings of the National Conference, 100 Years of Greek Folklore 1909-2009 (Athens, 11-13/03/09), Organization: Department of Byzantine Philology and Folklore, Philosophical School, University of Athens and Greek Folklore Society, Athens, Folklore [Laografia], 42, p. 373-390.
  • Kakampoura Rea, “The international folklore survey of personal narratives”, [I diethnis laografiki ereyna ton prosopikon afigiseon], Symposium on 1909-2009. 100 years Greek Folklore. Organization: Hellenik Folklore Society (Athens, 23 November 2009), Folklore, [Laografia] 42, p.1047-1060.
  • Kakampoura Rea, "The economic and symbolic reinforcement of the birthplaces: The case of Brotherhood of Olympous Karpathos", [I ikonomiki kai simvoliki endinamosi tou genethliou topou: I Adelfotita ton Apantahou Olimpiton Karpathou “I Dimitra”], Proceedings of the Third International Conference of Karpathian Folklore (Karpathos, 21-26/ 03/ 2006), organized by the Cultural Center Karpathos, Dodecanese Prefecture - Province of Karpathos/ Department of Humanities, Faculty in Primary Education, University of Athens, Athens 2008, p. 597-620.

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

Member of the Greek National Scientific Committee of UNESCO for the implementation of the Convention on the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Participation in 18 Academic Selection to fill faculty positions at Universities of Athens, Ioannina and Aegean.

Participation with presentation to more than 40 national and international conferences.

Member of the Organizing and / or of the Scientific Committee of 13 International and National Conferences.

Member of Scientific Societies: Hellenic Folklore Society (Board Member), Hellenic Educational Society, Greek Oral History Association (Founding Member), The Research Society of General and Local History and Teaching of History (former Board Member), Interdisciplinary Research Society, Hellenic Philological Society