Dr Eleni Tseligka

Learning Technologist

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I joined Aston University in July 2018 and my pedagogical interests focus on student inclusion, engagement and empowerment, as well as collaboration and co-creation.

In my current role I place emphasis, among other things, on the use of Blackboard and Turnitin for course delivery and assessment as well as on the use of Office 365 applications for teaching and learning. 

I have a BSc (Hons) in Computing Science, an MA and a PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences and I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). I was a Lecturer at Staffordshire University from 2013 to 2016 and in 2017 I joined the university’s Academic Development Unit. In total I have over a decade of teaching experience, in Higher and Vocational Education.


2018. PhD Humanities and Social Sciences, Staffordshire University

2012. PG Cert. Research Methods, Staffordshire University

2010. MA International Policy and Diplomacy, Staffordshire University 

2001. BSc (Hons) Computing Science, Staffordshire University

2018-Present Learning Technologist, Aston University

2017-2018 Learning Technologist, Staffordshire University

2016-2017 Student Services, Staffordshire University

2013-2016 Lecturer of Politics, Staffordshire University

2007-2010 ECDL IT Trainer, Greece

Member of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) 

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK (SFHEA, UK)

Member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR)

Member of the Modern Greek Studies Association (MGSA)

Member of the Editorial board for Cogent Arts & Humanities, part of Taylor & Francis | Routledge

  • Student inclusion, engagement and empowerment
  • Diasporas, migration and EU migration policies
  • Social cohesion, integration, cultural reterritorialisation
  • Religion and identity related issues of Diasporas
  • Nationalism, minorities and the European public sphere

Tseligka, Eleni (2019) From Gastarbeiter to European Expatriates: Greek Migrant Communities in Germany and their Socio-political Integration before and after 1992 Maastricht Treaty on European Union. Oxford: Peter Lang (Forthcoming).

Tseligka, Eleni (2019) Greek Diaspora in Germany: Church as the Ecclesia’s Forerunner and Point of Reference. In Giordan, Giuseppe & Zrinščak, Siniša (Eds.) Global Eastern Orthodoxy: Politics, Religion, and Human Rights. New York: Springer (Forthcoming).

Tseligka, Eleni (2018) International Students and Students of Immigrant Background. In HEA Annual Conference 2018. Birmingham, Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th July 2018. Higher Education Academy.

Tseligka, Eleni (2018) Greek Gastarbeiter in Germany and European Expatriates from Greece: Diaspora interactions between immigrants and neo-immigrants. In South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX). Oxford, Friday 22nd to Saturday 23rd June 2018. University of Oxford.

Tseligka, Eleni (2018) Orthodoxy as a Common Denominator of Identity between Diasporas: The case of Greek-Americans and Greeks in Germany. In Third Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies. Tartu, Sunday 10th to Tuesday 12th June 2018. University of Tartu.

Tseligka, Eleni (2017) Attitudes of inclusiveness and exclusiveness in the Greek-Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyatira and Great Britain. In 2017 SSSR Annual Meeting. Washington, DC, Friday 13th to Sunday 15th October 2017. Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Tseligka, Eleni (2017) ‘Neo-immigrants’ and ‘failed migrants’: The new wave of Greek emigration to Germany. In International Urban Symposium (IUS) Commission on Urban Anthropology (CUA). Corinth, Friday 7th to Sunday 9th July 2017. University of Peloponnese.

Tseligka, Eleni (2017) The Centrality of Orthodoxy to Migrant Cultural Retention: The Case of Greeks in Germany. In International Conference on Global Orthodoxy: Religion, Politics, and Human Rights. Padua, Friday 12th May 2017. University of Padua.

Trantas, Georgios E. & Tseligka, Eleni D. (2017) Greek Migrants in Germany and their Entopic Fulfilment via their Church. In Bochinger, Christoph & Rüpke, Jörg (Eds.) Dynamics of Religion: Past and Present - Proceedings of the XXI World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions. Religionsgeschichtliche Versuche und Vorarbeiten. Band 67. Erfurt, Sunday 23rd to Saturday 29th August 2015. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter GmbH. 450.

Trantas, Georgios & Tseligka, Eleni (2016) Where the Byzantinesque meets the Urbanesque: Architectural and Hagiographic Elements of Greek Orthodox Urban Reterritorialization in Germany. Zeitschrift für Balkanologie - Journal of Balkanology. 52 (2). 241-260. Published by Harrassowitz Verlag. Also available online at: http://www.zeitschrift-fuer-balkanologie.de/index.php/zfb/article/view/453

Tseligka, Eleni (2016) Becoming the Other -Stereotyping of Greeks by the German Press. Continuum Journal of Media & Cultural Studies. 30 (6). 627-635. Published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. Also available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10304312.2016.1186604

Tseligka, Eleni (2016) The Greek-Orthodox Metropolis of Germany as Facilitator of Cultural Retention. In 2016 SSSR Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Friday 28th to Sunday 30th October 2016. Atlanta: Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Tseligka, Eleni & Trantas, Georgios (2016) Hagiography as a Narrative Medium of the Greek-Orthodox Gastarbeiter German Social Experience. In 2016 SSSR Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Friday 28th to Sunday 30th October 2016. Atlanta: Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Trantas, Georgios & Tseligka, Eleni (2015) Greek Migrants in Germany and their Entopic Fulfilment via their Church. In XXI World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions. Erfurt, Sunday 23rd to Saturday 29th August 2015. Universität Erfurt.

Tseligka, Eleni & Trantas, Georgios (2014) Home is Where the Church is: Greek Migrant Communities and their Spatial Reestablishment in the German Urban Environment within the Context of Greek Orthodoxy. In Institute of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, Religion in Urban Spaces Conference. Göttingen, Thursday 10th to Friday 11th April 2014. Göttingen University.

Tseligka, Eleni (2013) There is such thing as bad publicity: How the stereotyping of Greeks in the German press, between October 2009 and October 2012, affected Greeks living in Germany. In Media & Politics Group Annual Conference. Bournemouth, Wednesday 13th to Thursday 14th November 2013. Bournemouth University.

Tseligka, Eleni & Trantas, Georgios (2013) Greek Migrant Communities of Germany and the Perpetuation of Collectivism. In European Association for the Study of Religions Annual Conference & International Association for the History of Religions Special Conference. Liverpool, Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th September 2013. Liverpool Hope University.

Tseligka, Eleni (2013) Greece's 1981 induction to the European Communities and the immediate impact on the lives of Greek Gastarbeiter (guest-workers) in Germany. In Staffordshire University and Glyndwr University PGR Conference. Stoke-on-Trent, Thursday 23rd May 2013. Staffordshire University.

Tseligka, Eleni (2012) Δημόσιο και έλλειμμα δημοκρατίας [Dimosio kai elleimma dimoktratias (Eng.: Public sector and democracy deficit)]. To Vima. [Online] 11th July. Available from: http://www.tovima.gr/opinions/useropinions/article/?aid=466527