Associate Professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Faculty of Economic and Political Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Graduated in 1987 from the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy at the Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (Bulgaria) and in 1992 received a Ph.D. from the same University.
Since 1997 involved in academic research and teaching in collaboration with the Department of Primary Education, the Department of Economics and the Department of Law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). During 2001-2003 I taught on contract at the Department of Languages, Literature and Culture of the Black Sea Countries (Demokritos University of Thrace).
In June 2003 elected as lecturer on Art and Mass Media in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In March 2009 elected as assistant professor and in March 2014 as associate professor on "Sociology of the Arts and Mass Communication" in the same School. Courses: "Music and Mass Media", "Art and Globalization" (offered also in English for the ERASMUS+ students), "Mass Communication and the Arts", "Music Industry and Culture" (undergraduate program), "Cultures of Cultural Production and Consumption", "New Technologies and Cultural Organizations", and "Applied Data Analysis" (graduate program).
Since 2006 collaboration with the Hellenic Open University as a tutor in the postgraduate program "Cultural Organizations Management" of the School of Social Science (course "Cultural Communication").
Publications (journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers) in the fields of the sociology of culture and the arts, the sociology of music and the sociology of education. Participation in several international and local conferences and in international and local research projects. Participation in international and local research networks. Member of the Advisory and of the Editorial Boards of "Musicology. Review of Theory and Praxis of Music". Member of the Editorial Review Board of the "Scientific Journals International (Communication & Media section)", that encourages and supports the open-access model to research literature. Member of the European Sociological Association (ESA) - Research Network for the Sociology of the Arts (RN2), the International Musicological Society, the Hellenic Sociological Association and the Hellenic Society for Clinical Social Research (related to Research Committee 46 of the International Sociological Association).