With Whaea Lynda Toki (right) - Wharenui, Unitec
Witnessing and solidarity without action is spectatorship"
Dr Evangelia Papoutsaki
I am an engaged global citizen with a passion for social justice; a social change communication scholar, editor, published author and educator; and a dedicated mentor to young women, agents of change and emerging researchers. I bring rich international experience (Asia-Pacific, Oceania, former Soviet Union & Europe) in the field of social change communication research, education and practice; media education, island studies, ethnic/diaspora media, oral history. .
Research Design & Evaluation
Project Design & Evaluation
Curriculum Development & Evaluation
Proposal & Report writing
Communication for Development & Social Change
Communication Campaign Design & Evaluation
Editorial & Publishing work
Coaching & Mentoring
Building Networks Facilitator
Co-Convenor Small Island Cultures Research Initiative (SICRI) International Network
Work That Reconnects Facilitator
New Book: Mapping the Media and Communication Landscape of Central Asia-An Anthology of Emerging and Contemporary Issues. Washington Lexington Books
“Papoutsaki goes further than theory: she gives us the root and branch mechanisms for how to turn this into action...the 'tweezers and microscope'” - J.C
Your course is really powerful and impressive, but what is more important for me is your passionate personality. You are a great example of what a real Teacher should be - open-minded, sincere, charismatic, experienced and warm-hearted. I have began to look at the world from another perspective. Thank you very much! -A.D. CSC 2017
"As long as societies distribute needs and power unequally between populations, it is unethical for communications and human service professionals to help solve minor and/or immediate problems while ignoring the systemic barriers created by societies that permit or perpetuate inequalities among citizens. Real change is not possible unless we deal with the crucial problem in human societies: lack of economic and social power among individuals at the grassroots"
- Melkote, 2000, p.46
An exploration into island eco-gender identity: a digital ethnographic study from the Amami Islands
Place shapes identity. This research is focusing on island eco-gender identity and seeks to interpret the connection between gender, feminism, deep ecology and islandness. It also seeks to explore the connections between ecofeminism and Amami islands’ egalitarian society and horizontal structures where women have traditionally been seen as equals.
Advocacy Research on Evacuation and Settlement Support Needs of Afghan Nationals involved in the NZ Government’s Response to the Taliban Takeover in August 2021
MEDIA COVER: "Island Girl"
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