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Kontovourki Stavroula

Department of Education
Cyprus University of Technology


Stavroula Kontovourki is an Assistant Professor in Literacy and Language Arts Education. She holds a bachelor degree in Education – Primary Education (Hons) from the University of Cyprus (2001), an Ed.M. in Curriculum and Teaching (2005, Teachers College Columbia University), and an Ed.D. with a concentration in Literacy Education (2009, Teachers College Columbia University). She has worked at primary and post-secondary institutions, and been involved in projects researching literacy practices in different educational settings.

Research Interest

Literacy and language arts education, literacy development and literacy practices, performance of literate identities in and out of school, multimodality (textual and embodied), the realization of literacy curricula in elementary classrooms, literacy teachers’ professional identities, literacy policy and educational change.


  • Philippou, S., Kontovourki, S. & Theodorou, E. (2014). Can autonomy be imposed? Examining teacher (Re)positioning during the ongoing curriculum change in Cyprus. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 46(5), 611-633.

  • Kontovourki, S. (2014). Backstage performances: A third grader’s embodiments of pop culture and literacy in a public school classroom. Literacy, 48(1), 4-13.

  • Kontovourki, S. (2014). Reading (through) bodies: Students’ embodied performances of poetry and testing. Pedagogies: An International Journal, 9(2), 133-154.

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