Professor of General Linguistics in the Department of Philology, Faculty of Letters at the University of Crete. Head of Department (2016-present); formerly, Director of the Department’s Program of Prostgraduate Studies (2004-2007), Dean of the Faculty (2006-2010), member of the University Council (2013-2016). Visiting Professor at the Freie Universität Berlin (2010-2011, 2015-2016) and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris, 2013).

President of the Society of Cretan Historical Studies/Historical Museum of Crete (2009-present); Editor, Cretica Chronika academic journal (2011-present); Regular Member, Museums Council, Greek Ministry of Education and Culture (since 2018).

Executive Member of the Governing Board, A. & M. Kalokerinos Humanitarian Foundation (since 1995); instigator of and responsible for the Foundation’s Social Space (2013-present).

Awarded the Municipality of Heraklion Nikos Kazantzakis Prize for the Humanities, 2011.

Academic / Research interests: Biolinguistics, Linguistic Pragmatics, Language and Mind; History of Ideas on Mind and Language from the Enlightenment to the present.