Alexandra Georgakopoulou

King's College London, UK

Professor Alexandra Georgakopoulou is a discourse analyst with a focus on the role of communication in how ordinary people present themselves and relate to others in significant socialization contexts (e.g. family, friendship groups, school, leisure sites, social media platforms).


She has specifically examined the role of everyday life stories in the (re)formation of social relations and in (post)feminist and youth identity politics. This work has led to the development of small stories research, a paradigm for studying identities through narrative. She has published 12 books which include:

Alexandra's latest study of small stories on social media has been carried out within the ERC project ‘Life-writing of the moment: The sharing and updating self on social media’.

Alexandra is (Co)-Editor of the Routledge Book Series Research in Narrative, interaction and discourse.