PhD Candidate, Musical Culture
|Degrees:||M.A Music and Culture (Carleton University), B.A Hons. Criminology and Criminal Justice (Carleton University), B.A Sociology (Carleton University)|
Degrees: M.A Music and Culture (Carleton University), B.A Hons. Criminology and Criminal Justice (Carleton University), B.A Sociology (Carleton University)
Research Interests: Community Music, Participatory Culture, Digital Media, Informal Learning, Inclusive and Accessible Music Participation, Networked Music, Improvisation.
Helen Roumeliotis is a doctoral candidate at Carleton University in the Cultural Mediations program with an interdisciplinary background. Her research focuses on the online practice of community music in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic via web-conferencing platforms. Under the supervision of Dr. Ellen Waterman, Helen’s research considers the lived experiences of community music facilitators, elderly people, and adults with physical disabilities in order to bring the practice of community music and theories of participatory culture into dialogue. Her dissertation will offer an understanding of accessible and inclusive networked community music practice within a hybrid environment (music practices occurring both on and offline).
Helen also works with Teaching and Learning Services at Carleton University as an Educational Development Facilitator for Teaching Assistants. She is part of the team that pivoted to online training and development during the summer of 2020 when the pandemic was at its peak. Helen provides and develops training on: digital tools for online teaching, giving feedback to students, encouraging participation both in-person and online, and on being an educator in digital environments.