Hi! My name is Naya Kalfeli and I am a Media Research Scientist. I hold a PhD in Journalism, a MA in International and European Studies and a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications. My research intends to answer questions on how the media portray conflicts, crises and diversity and how these portrayals affect people’s perceptions, attitudes and emotions about the world we live in and about the “Others”. At the moment, I am a European Social Fund Research Fellow with the School of Journalism & Mass Communications of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. My current research project uses an experimental approach to measure the effects of media representations of immigration and the refugee crisis on intergroup relationships (between Greeks and immigrants). Besides an overview of my research and teaching, this is also a blog in which I write occasionally about professional and personal stuff or reflections on trying to balance a career in science and motherhood. If you have any questions regarding my research or are interested in working with me, feel free to send me a message to nkalfeli@gmail.com.