Panagiotis Paschalidis holds a Ph.D. (2012, Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle) in Media and Communication. His doctoral thesis (Title: the reconstruction of the Balkans: 1999-20004, a political and media discourse analysis) dealt with the European and international projects for the reconstruction of the Balkans and for fostering cooperation among the countries of the region from 1999 to 2004. He has been a Research Fellow at the South-East Europe Programme of ELIAMEP (Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy) since 2015. He has been an adjunct lecturer at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications of the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki since 2017. He completed his post-doctoral research at the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki (2013-2015) where he taught courses on the history of the media in South-East Europe, the modern nationalisms in Eastern Europe and the Middle East as well as the politics of the post- Yugoslav states.
His research interests include the study of media representations of the Balkan region and the countries of former Yugoslavia in the Greek and international media, the media representations and the public perceptions of Balkan countries in Greece as well as the media coverage of the migrant/ refugee crisis in Greece and the EU (2015- present day). He has participated as a researcher in two H2020 programmes (1. “RePast” which deals with the mediation and the collective memory of the troubled past in several European countries and 2. “MIGREC” which deals with the creation of a migration related research centre within the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Belgrade, Serbia).