Professor, BA (University of Manchester), MA (University of Essex), Phd (University of Jannina). His research and teaching are in the field of Cultural and Visual Studies. He has edited collective volumes and published extensively in the areas of his main research interests: cultural and media theory, semiotics and visual communication, cultural policy and cultural politics. Since 2004, he also teaches in the M.A. in Cultural Management of the Greek Open University. He is President of the Hellenic Semiotics Society (2012-) and Editor in Chief of Punctum. International Journal of Semiotics.