Panagiota (Yuli) Papageorgiou is a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Ethnomusicology and Cultural Anthropology, with her postdoctoral research focusing on the ethnomusicological training of music teachers in world music. She holds a PhD in Ethnomusicology from the Department of Music Studies at the University of Athens, Greece. In her doctoral thesis, entitled “World music in education: an ethnomusicological study”, she investigated through fieldwork the experiences of primary school children in a programme with music from different world cultures, compiled according to ethnomusicological criteria. She holds a Master’s degree in “Education and Culture” from Harokopio University. She also holds a Diploma in Piano and degrees in Harmony, Counterpoint and Fugue, and is a graduate of the School of Chemical Engineering of the NTUA. For more than 20 years she has been working as a permanent music teacher in public primary education for more than 20 years. Both her research interests and teaching practices focus on the meeting of ethnomusicology and music education, the pedagogy of world musicians, and the engagement of the body in the musical experience. She has presented topics at conferences and conducted training workshops regarding the use of culturally diverse music in education, and articles on the same topic have been published in scholarly journals. Since 2017 he has been studying and playing traditional West African percussion. As part of the course “World Music” offered by the Department of Music Studies at the University of Athens, he has taught West African polyrhythms on the djembe, as well as ways of integrating world music traditions into school music education.

Panagiota Papageorgiou

Postdoctoral Researcher