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Professor Eleni Andreouli

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Professional biography

I joined the Open University in 2013. Prior to that, I worked at the London School of Economics where I also completed my PhD. I completed my first degree in Psychology at the Panteion University in Athens, Greece.

Research interests

My research is on the social psychology of citizenship as a practice. I am interested in how citizenship is constructed and performed from the perspectives of citizens themselves through everyday sense-making around politics. A particular focus of my work is understanding the psychosocial processes of the emergence of new political identities and ideologies in contexts of societal change. My research includes work on lay political sense-making around Brexit and European identities, Covid-19, and the rise of different kinds of populism. Another strand of my research explores policies of citizenship education in the UK comparing these with young people's everyday practice. Previous research includes work on identity transformation in border-crossing processes, particularly naturalisation and intra-European immigration.

I am a member of the Culture and Social Psychology research group (CuSP) of the Open Psychology Research Centre (OPRC).

Teaching interests

I have worked on the presentation of several BSc psychology modules (DE300 Investigating Psychology 3, DE200 Investigating Psychology 2, and others). I co-chaired the production of the third-level social psychology module DD317 Advancing Social Psychology. 

External collaborations

I am a member of the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) and the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP). I have been in the Editorial Boards of several social psychology journals and an Associate Editor for the European Journal of Social Psychology. 

Publications

Integration and urban citizenship: A social-psychological approach to refugee integration through active constructions of place attachment to the city (2023-08-13)
Zisakou, Anastasia; Figgou, Lia and Andreouli, Eleni
Political Psychology ([Early Access])


On (National) Citizenship and (De)Politicised Nations: Everyday Discourses about the Catalan Secessionist Movement (2023-06-22)
Pradillo-Caimari, Cristina; Andreouli, Eleni and Tarditti, Andrés Di Masso
Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 11(1) (pp. 291-308)


Golden Visas and everyday citizenship: views of the new Chinese migration in Portugal (2023)
Santos, Tânia R.; Castro, Paula and Andreouli, Eleni
Ethnic and Racial Studies ((Early Access))


Revisioning psychology and deglobalisation: The case of Brexit (2023)
Stenner, Paul and Andreouli, Eleni
Theory & Psychology, 33(2) (pp. 209-226)


Citizenship under Covid-19: An analysis of UK political rhetoric during the first wave of the 2020 pandemic (2022)
Andreouli, Eleni and Brice, Emma
Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 32(3) (pp. 555-572)


Appeals to consensus and partisan politics in parliamentary discourse on the pandemic (2022)
Andreouli, Eleni
Political Psychology ((Early Access))


Dilemmas of sexual citizenship: a critical social psychological analysis of Civil Union law representations in Greek Cypriot newspapers (2020-05-01)
Kadianaki, Irini; Avraamidou, Maria and Andreouli, Eleni
Feminism and Psychology, 30(2) (pp. 165-184)


Lay discourses about Brexit and prejudice: ‘ideological creativity’ and its limits in Brexit debates (2020-03-03)
Andreouli, Eleni; Greenland, Katy and Figgou, Lia
European Journal of Social Psychology, 50(2) (pp. 309-322)


Cross-group friendships, the irony of harmony, and the social construction of "discrimination" (2020)
Greenland, Katy; Augoustinos, Martha; Andreouli, Eleni and Taulke-Johnson, Richard
Ethnic and Racial Studies, 43(7) (pp. 1169-1188)


Everyday cosmopolitanism in representations of Europe among young Romanians in Britain (2019-04-01)
Andreouli, Eleni and Howarth, Caroline
Sociology, 53(2) (pp. 280-296)


Social psychology and citizenship: a critical perspective (2019-02-28)
Andreouli, Eleni
Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 13, Article e12432(2)


Brexit and emergent politics: in search of a social psychology (2019-01)
Andreouli, Eleni; Kaposi, David and Stenner, Paul
Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 29(1) (pp. 6-17)


Brexit and emergent politics: Introduction to the special issue (2019-01)
Andreouli, Eleni; Kaposi, David and Stenner, Paul
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 29(1) (pp. 3-5)


Constructions of Europe in the run-up to the EU referendum in the UK (2019)
Andreouli, Eleni
Identities: global studies in culture and power, 26(2) (pp. 241-259)


What Constitutes 'Discrimination' in Everyday Talk? Argumentative Lines and the Social Representations of Discrimination (2018-10-01)
Greenland, Katy; Andreouli, Eleni; Augoustinos, Martha and Taulke-Johnson, Richard
Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 37(5) (pp. 541-561)


Using National History to Construct the Boundaries of Citizenship: An Analysis of Greek Citizens’ Discourse About Immigrants’ Rights (2018-02)
Kadianaki, Irini; Andreouli, Eleni and Carretero, Mario
Qualitative Psychology, 5(1) (pp. 172-187)


Psychology and human mobility: Introduction to the special issue and ways forward (2018)
Andreouli, Eleni and Kadianaki, Irini
Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 24(4) (pp. 383-388)


Brexit and everyday politics: an analysis of focus group data on the EU referendum (2018)
Andreouli, Eleni and Nicholson, Cathy
Political Psychology, 39(6) (pp. 1323-1338)


Essentialism in social representations of citizenship: an analysis of Greeks’ and migrants’ discourse (2017-10)
Kadianaki, Irini and Andreouli, Eleni
Political Psychology, 38(5) (pp. 833-848)


‘Europe’ in Greece: Lay constructions of Europe in the context of Greek immigration debates (2017)
Andreouli, Eleni; Figgou, Lia; Kadianaki, Irini; Antonis, Sapountzis and Maria, Xenitidou
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 27(2) (pp. 158-168)


‘I don't think racism is that bad any more’: Exploring the ‘end of racism’ discourse among students in English schools (2016-05-23)
Andreouli, Eleni; Greenland, Katy and Howarth, Caroline
European Journal of Social Psychology, 46(2) (pp. 171-184)


“Nobody Wants to Be an Outsider”: From Diversity Management to Diversity Engagement (2016-05-15)
Howarth, Caroline and Andreouli, Eleni
Political Psychology, 37(3) (pp. 327-340)


From ex-combatants to citizens: connecting everyday citizenship and social reintegration in Colombia (2015)
Andreouli, Eleni
Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 3(2) (pp. 171-191)


‘Changing the context’: tackling discrimination at school and in society. (2014-03)
Howarth, Caroline and Andreouli, Eleni
International Journal of Educational Development, 41 (pp. 184-191)


The role of schools in promoting inclusive communities in contexts of diversity (2014)
Andreouli, Eleni; Howarth, Caroline and Sonn, Christopher
Journal of Health Psychology, 19(1) (pp. 16-21)


British citizenship and the ‘other’: an analysis of the earned citizenship discourse (2013)
Andreouli, Eleni and Dashtipour, Parisa
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 24(2) (pp. 100-110)


National identity, citizenship and immigration: putting identity in context (2013)
Andreouli, Eleni and Howarth, Caroline
Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 43(3) (pp. 361-382)


Identity and acculturation: the case of naturalised citizens in Britain (2013)
Andreouli, Eleni
Culture & Psychology, 19(2) (pp. 165-183)


‘It made me realise that I am lucky for what I got’: British young carers encountering the realities of their African peers (2013)
Andreouli, Eleni; Skovdal, Morten and Campbell, Catherine
Journal of Youth Studies, 16(8) (pp. 1038-1053)


Using identity and recognition as a framework to understand and promote the resilience of caregiving children in Western Kenya (2011)
Skovdal, Morten and Andreouli, Eleni
Journal of Social Policy, 40(3) (pp. 613-630)


Beyond social cohesion: the role of ‘fusion of horizons’ in inter-group solidarities (2011)
Tsirogianni, Stavroula and Andreouli, Eleni
Papers on Social Representations, 20(1) (pp. 5.1-5.25)


Identity, positioning and self-other relations (2010)
Andreouli, Eleni
Papers on Social Representations, 19(1) (pp. 14.1-14.13)


Earned citizenship: assumptions and implications (2009)
Andreouli, Eleni and Stockdale, Janet E.
Tottel's Journal of Immigration Asylum and Nationality Law, 23(2) (pp. 165-180)


Citizenship and social psychology: An analysis of constructions of Greek citizenship (2017)
Andreouli, Eleni; Kadianaki, Irin and Xenitidou, Maria
In: Howarth, Caroline and Andreouli, Eleni eds. The Social Psychology of Everyday Politics (pp. 87-101)
ISBN : 9781138814448 | Publisher : Routledge


Social representations of national identity in culturally diverse societies (2015-06)
Andreouli, Eleni and Chryssochoou, Xenia
In: Sammut, Gordon; Andreouli, Eleni; Gaskell, George and Valsiner, Jaan eds. The Cambridge Handbook of Social Representations (pp. 309-322)
ISBN : 978-1-107-04200-1 | Publisher : Cambridge University Press | Published : Cambridge


Social representations: a revolutionary paradigm? (2015-06)
Sammut, Gordon; Andreouli, Eleni; Gaskell, George and Valsiner, Jaan
In: Sammut, Gordon; Andreouli, Eleni; Gaskell, George and Valsiner, Jaan eds. Cambridge Handbook of Social Representations (pp. 3-11)
ISBN : 9781107042001 | Publisher : Cambridge University Press | Published : Cambridge


Social representations and the politics of participation (2014-10)
Howarth, Caroline; Andreouli, Eleni and Kesi, Shose
In: Nesbitt-Larking, Paul; Kinnvall, Catarina; Capelos, Tereza and Dekker, Henk eds. The Palgrave Handbook of Global Political Psychology (pp. 19-38)
ISBN : 9781137291172 | Publisher : Palgrave | Published : Houndmills


Commentary: Social influence and social change: states and strategies of social capital (2012)
Sammut, Gordon; Andreouli, Eleni and Sartawi, Mohammad
In: Wagoner, Brady; Jensen, Eric and Oldmeadow, Julian A. eds. Culture and Social Change: Transforming Society Through the Power of Ideas. Advances in Cultural Psychology: Constructing Human Development (pp. 263-273)
ISBN : 978-1-61735-758-9 | Publisher : Information Age Publishing | Published : Charlotte, NC


The Social Psychology of Everyday Politics (2017)
Howarth, Caroline and Andreouli, Eleni eds.
ISBN : 9781138814448 | Publisher : Routledge


The Cambridge Handbook of Social Representations (2015-06)
Sammut, Gordon; Andreouli, Eleni; Gaskell, George and Valsiner, Jaan eds.
Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology
ISBN : 978-1-107-04200-1 | Publisher : Cambridge University Press | Published : Cambridge