Ioannis Kourtis, MA

Ioannis Kourtis, MA
Projektmitarbeiter Virtual Reality and Creativity

Erzabt-Klotz-Str. 1,, 5020 Salzburg

Tel.: (+)30 6984037989



Ioannis Kourtis is a research assistant (PhD candidate) at the Department of Languages, Literature and Culture of the Black Sea Countries of the Democritus University of Thrace since 2020. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Arts and Communication with specialization in Multimedia Design (2009-2013) at the Cyprus University of Technology and his Master’s degree in Information and Communication Technologies for Education (2016-2019) at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, graduating with honors. During his studies at both undergraduate and postgraduate level he received scholarships from the Greek State and from the Japanese Organization Sylff (Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund). During his studies he did an internship at the Cyprus Interaction Lab. Since then, he has worked at a TV station as a graphic designer and editor, at the NGO for unaccompanied minors Arsis as an art teacher and carer of unaccompanied minors and now he works as a teacher of graphic design and art history at the private educational group AKMI. He is also a research associate at the University of Salzburg.

Main Research Interests

  • Extended Reality Technology in the context of Humanities research
  • Migration research
  • Qualitative and quantitative methods (Latent Class Analysis and Relative Frequency Analysis)
  • Social, Critical pedagogy and Global education
  • Theory Development


  • Kourtis, I. & Delić, A. (2022). Extended Reality Technology as an Alternative Perspective on Migration Research: How Virtual and Augmented Reality Change, Expand and Reveal the Way We Perceive the Other. In: Delić, A., Kourtis, I., Kytidou, O., Sarkodie-Gyan, S., Wagner, U., Zölch, J. (eds) Globale Zusammenhänge, lokale Deutungen. Springer VS, Wiesbaden.
  • Kell-Delic, A., Kourtis, I., & Baros, W. (2022). Critical literacy and migration research in the age of Extended Reality. conflict & communication online, 21(2).
  • Kourtis, I. & Baros, W. (2021). The use of augmented reality technology in the context of migration research. In: Georgogiannis, P. (ed.), Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference (IPODE) „Intercultural education and Greek as a second or foreign language: assessment, administration, curricula, teaching materials“. Volume 47, Patra: IPODE, pp. 139-145.
  • Kourtis, I. & Baros, W. (2021). Extended reality as a methodological approach to migration research: A different look at the living conditions of the ‚other‘. In: Pantazis, S. et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference (IAKE) „Social Vulnerability and Development: Challenges in education, economy and culture“. Volume 1, Heraklion: IAKE, pp. 150-159.


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