Title/academic status: Assistant Professor
Section: General Sociology
Academic field: Contemporary Social Theory
Phone: +30 6978642927
Address: Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences, 136 Syngrou Avenue, 17671 Athens, New Building, Office E11, 5th Floor
Research interests: Posthumanisms, human-technology relationships, social theory & complexity sciences, chance and contingency
Member in scientific associations: ESA (European Sociological Association), ISA (International Sociological Association), Beyond Humanism Network
300618 Contemporary Social Theory
300131 (Post)modernity & Sociological Theory
300211 Internet & Society. Social Theory in the Information Age
Social Theory and Technology
Panagiota Georgopoulou is an Assistant Professor of Contemporary Social Theory in the Department of Sociology at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences of Athens (Greece). She earned her Ph.D. in the Discipline “Institutions and Sociopolitical Dynamics in Western Europe” at University Paris VIII, Vincennes, Saint Denis. Her research interests within the domain of social theory include posthumanisms, human-technology relationships, complexity sciences and currently, the issue of chance and contingency. She has written relevant articles including, “Moving beyond (humanist) sociology: the complexity turn in social theory”, Audiovisual Posthumanism, Sampanikou Evi (ed.), Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2017), “The Free/Open Software Movement: Resistance or Change?”, Civitas-Social Sciences Journal (2009). She has published the book, The Complexity Turn in Social Thinking (2010) and the textbook, (Social) Theories of Technology from 19th Century Onward (2014) in the Greek language.
Η στροφή της κοινωνικής σκέψης στις επιστήμες της πολυπλοκότητας (The Complexity Turn in Social Thinking). In Greek. Kritiki: Athens, 2010.
Articles in series, journals and volumes
«Η Ανθρωποκεντρική Πλάνη της Φιλοζωίας» (The anthropocentric fallacy of love for animals), Lydaki Anna (Ed.) Ο Άνθρωπος και τα Άλλα Ζώα (Man and other animals), In Greek. Papazisi: Athens, 2018.
“Moving beyond (humanist) sociology: the complexity turn in social theory”, Audiovisual Posthumanism, Sampanikou Evi (ed.), Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017.
“The digital divide profile of Greece: One step further”, The Greek Review of Social Research, Special Issue: Contemporary Social Inequalities, I. Psimmenos (ed.), 136 C, 2011, 97-110, 2011.
“The Free/Open Software Movement: Resistance or Change?”, Civitas – Social Sciences Journal, Contemporary culture, media and Identities, Vol 9(1): 65-76, 2009.
“Metatheorizing in Posthumanism(s): Is Posthumanism(s) in Stagnation?”,10th Beyond Humanism Conference. Cultures of the Posthuman, 18-21 July, Wroclaw, Poland, 2018.
“A Turbulent World of Great Uncertainty. Hey You Social Scientists! You May Not Know What’s Going on and You May be Part of the Problem…”, 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association ESA, 29 August-1 September, Athens, 2017.
“The Inconsistency of Sociology in the Age of Contingency. Some Aspects”, 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association ESA, 25-28 August, Prague, 2015.
“The anthropocentric treatment of the issue of chance and its neglect in sociological explanations”, 5th Beyond Humanism Conference. The Posthuman. Rome, University of Roma Tre, 11-14 September 2013.