Title/academic status: Associate Professor

Section: Neohellenic Society

Academic field: Economic and Social Transformation

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Phone: 210-9201892

Address: Syggrou Av. 136, 176 71, Athens, Greece            


Research interests

-Economic and Social transformation in Eastern Europe in 20th and 21th century and especially before and after 1989.

-Sociology of Development with emphasis on Developed World and developing Third World.

-Theory of Global System

-Sustainable Development, Green Economy, Climate Change.

-History of Capitalism and Economic History.

-Technology and Economic Transformation.


>Teaching at undergraduate level the following courses:

• (2003-16) Sociology of education Ι;

• (2003-16) Sociology of education ΙΙ;

• (2005-2014) Social inequalities Ι;

• (2005-2014) Social inequalities ΙΙ. Policies for combating social exclusion (co-teaching)

• (2010-16) ‘Internship’: in charge of students’ internship -2 semesters- for the Section of Social Morphology

• (2013-16) Social Theory I (classical sociologists); and

• (2013-16) Social Theory II (classical sociologists)


>Teaching at the Postgraduate (master’s) studies programme:

• (2006-13) Sociology of Knowledge: the problem of values and theoretical abstractions (autonomous & co-teaching)



-European Sociological Association (ESA)

-Hellenic Sociological Society

-Foundation of Greek Sociologists and -Dutch Foundation of Sociologists. 


Books (authored) and Journal (co-edited)

2013. Kantzara V., Colombo M., Brereton B., Sebastiao J., M. Van Houtte, (eds.) Pluralism and Diversity Management in Education, in Italian Journal of Sociology of Education, vol. 5 (2), pp. 252, ISSN 2035-4983,

2010. Τa oria tis ekpaideysis. Dokimia (The limits of education. Essays), Athens: Atrapos, pp. 276. 2008. Ekpaideysi kai koinonia. Kritiki diereynisi ton koinonikon leitourgion tis ekpaideysis (Education and society. A critical exploration of the social functions of education), Athens: Polytropon, pp. 360.

2001. An Act of Defiance, an Act of Honour. Gender and Professional Prestige among Teachers in Secondary Education in Greece, ISBN:90-393-25790, PhD Thesis, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, pp. 333.

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