Dr. Eleni Karafotia
Eleni Karafotia studied Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature at the University of Cyprus (B.A.) and pursued graduate (M.St.) and doctoral studies (D.Phil.) at Oxford University in Late Antique, Byzantine and Modern Greek philology, history and linguistics. Eleni has significant experience of providing research and student support in a variety of multicultural/multidisciplinary academic environments having worked as proofreader for A Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts Manuscripts from the Meerman Collection, Leventis research scholar for King’s College in the digital project “Byzantine Prosopography”, the sole Greek cataloguer for Bodleian Libraries, as well as tutor and lecturer in Ancient/Modern/Byzantine Greek and Latin language in secondary and higher UK education. Additionally, Eleni has worked as senior in acquisitions and management of budget funds for the East European, Indian and Latin American purchases for Bodleian Libraries (Oxford University) and administrator for the Department for Continuing Education (Oxford University), acting also as student advisor and fundraiser for Telethon campaign and AMREF Health Africa. As an international conference/workshop organiser, Eleni hosted a Byzantine art and icons exhibition and has performed research work in digital humanities, such as the ex-libris project for Hebrew scholarship (Leopold Muller Memorial Library). Eleni has been awarded by Oxford University in recognition of her contribution/research in Byzantine Studies and also served as a Fulbright scholar for the programme “Youth Leadership and Community Service Initiative at the American University Washington D.C.