Dr Eleni Karayianni

Research and Evaluation Officer

Eleni is a member of the research team. She is involved in the Centre’s research into teachers’ practices and students’ understandings of the Holocaust, the publication of a series of research briefings for the dissemination of the Centre’s latest research to educational practitioners and also participates in the design of future research.

She holds a PhD in History Education awarded by the UCL Institute of Education in 2012. Before joining the Centre, she worked as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Cyprus and as a primary school teacher in Cyprus and the UK.



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Dr Eleni Karayianni

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Recent Publications:

Foster, S. J. and Karayianni, E., “Research into Textbook Portrayals of National Socialism and the Holocaust:  Issues, Challenges and Future Directions.” In Fuchs, E and Bock, A., eds., Palgrave Handbook on Textbook Studies (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) (in press, due March 2018). ISBN 978-1-137-53142-1.


Foster, S. J. and Karayianni, E., “Portrayals of the Holocaust in English History Textbooks, 1991-2016: Continuities, challenges and concerns.” Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History, 23, 3 (2017): 314-344. ISSN: 1750-4902.


Recent Conference presentations:

‘What do English secondary school students know and understand about Auschwitz and the Holocaust’ (co-authored with Alice Pettigrew and Andy Pearce), European Association for Holocaust Studies (EAHS) Second International Conference, Krakόw, Poland, 14-16 November 2017.


‘The Holocaust in English history textbooks: 1991-2015’, British Association of Holocaust Studies Conference, UCL Institute of Education, 19-21 July 2016.


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