Though language is a fascinating tool, the concepts it manages to pass to the human mind and the effects these can have on our perception of the world is just thrilling! I studied English language and literature at the Aristotle university of Thessaloniki and Edinburgh university. I hold an MA in linguistics from Radboud university and the Max plank institute for psycholinguistics, Nijmegen. At the moment I am a PhD candidate in Cognitive Linguistics. My research interests focus on the use of figurative language in persuasion within the frame of the Greek financial crisis. Keeping in touch with current affairs I publish articles on politics and the society mainly analysing and criticising political speech and political actions.