Alexandra Jeikner

English and Modern Languages

BA, English, Deree – The American College of Greece; MS, Public Relations, University of Stirling, UK; MA, English, The Open University, UK; PhD, English Literature, Newcastle University, UK

Alexandra Jeikner joined Deree in 2007, teaching academic language, writing and research courses in the English Department as well as Freshman Seminar courses in the General Studies Program. At present, she teaches academic writing and research skills within the Writing Program. She also serves as oral examiner and proctor at the English language exams offered by the University of Michigan in Greece. Before joining Deree, she worked as proofreader at the Athener Zeitung and taught English as a foreign language at a private language school.

She earned her PhD in English Language and Literature from the University of Newcastle, exploring the centrality of discursive dress in the construction of identity in late Victorian and Edwardian children’s literature. Her research interests include Victorian and Edwardian culture, children’s fiction, identity theory and popular culture as well as writing and research pedagogy (particularly at post-secondary levels), online education, foreign language education and new technologies in education.