The area of expertise of Dr. Anastasia Stamou is critical discourse analysis and the sociolinguistics of popular culture, being particularly interested in: - delineating the role of language in the representation of social reality in public discourse (media, popular culture, education) - in issues of language and ideology - in the discursive construction of identities - and in educational applications of critical discourse analysis (critical literacy theories).
Being engaged in the broader field of applied linguistics, which attempts to offer a linguistic perspective on real-world problems of language in use, her research interests have been informed from the fact that contemporary social life is ‘textually-mediated’, since we live our practices and identities to a large extent through texts circulating in the public sphere, such as media, political and popular culture discourse.
Current research projects - Discursive construction of Germanness and ethnocultural stereotypes in a wide range of Greek public discourses (e.g. newspapers, advertising, films, TV sketch comedies) - Representations of brain drain in Greek entertaining/ 'non-serious' media (e.g. advertising, lifestyle magazines) - Fictional representations of sociolinguistic diversity for the construction of youth, gender, ethnic/ national identities