Focus on Professor Alexandra Georgakopoulou

Alexandra Georgakopoulou is Professor of Discourse Analysis & Sociolinguistics, King’s College London. She has developed small stories research, a paradigm for studying identities in everyday life stories. Her latest study of small stories on social media has been carried out within the ERC project ‘Life-writing of the moment: The sharing and updating self on social media’. She is currently completing a monograph on Quantified Stories: A narrative analysis of metrics on social media (with Stefan Iversen & Carsten Stage, Palgrave), and editing the CUP Handbook of Discourse Studies with Anna De Fina, with whom she also co-authored Analyzing Narrative: Discourse and sociolinguistic perspectives (2012, Cambridge University Press).

She has also (co)-edited several Special Issues and collections, including The Handbook of Narrative Analysis (with Anna De Fina, 2015, Wiley-Blackwell) and The Routledge Handbook of Digital Language & Communication (with Tereza Spilioti, 2015).

In the videos below, Alex explains the nature of her small stories research, and her Ego-Media Project – Life-writing of the moment: The sharing and updating self on social media.

Small stories

Life writing of the moment

Upcoming talks

Ego Media: Networked Narrative and Small Stories
(31 May 2019 Wolfson College, Oxford)

The digital curation of diasporic selves: Technological affordances, algorithms & the role of language atDigital Diasporas: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (6/7 June 2019, University of Westminster)

Alex will also be a keynote speaker at the 3rd International Conference on Literacy and Society: Identities, Texts, Institutions (11-12 October 2019, “Filoxenia” Conference Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus)

Written by:

Dr Lisa Gee is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate on the Ego-Media Project