Center of Studies of the Contemporary Communication in Europe

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Constantopoulou Christiana

Full Professor, Panteion University

PhD in Sociology Decartes University (Sorbonne) 1990, Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences since 2007. RC14 President (2006-up to now), member of the Board of RC13 (2010-2014).AISLF member of the executive board 1996-2004 & 2008-2016, responsible of RC of Identity and Politics and Political Sociology; 2004-2005 VP of the Hellenic Sociological Association (2004). Member of the scientific committee of reviews (“Sociétés”, Paris, “Socio-Anthropologie”, Paris, “Sociologies” –on line review, “French Journal for Media Research” –on line review, OJSS on-line review etc.). Article reviewer; Knight of the Order of Academic Palms (French Ministry of National Education 2012). Author of many scientific articles and monographic works (mostly in Greek, French and English but also translated in Portuguese & Bulgarian) focusing essentially on the communicational structures of contemporary societies.




Kostopoulos Tryfonas

Full professor, Panteion University

Tryfonas Kostopoulos is a full professor of the Department of Sociology, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. Since 2020 he has been serving as a Vice-President of the above Department. He studied Business Administration, Political Economy and Regional Development in Greece (University of Piraeus and Panteion University) and in Germany (University of Göttingen), while his main scientific interest is focused on Society and Community: Local Organization and Institutions in Today’s World, with specialization in European integration and policies. Further, he has participated in many national and international conferences and has been academic staff to various Universities in Greece. As an active member of the academic community, he greatly involves in the Economic Chamber of Greece and the Association of Greek Regional Scientists. He has published plethora of articles in prominent journals in Greek, English and German, whereas his work has also been reflected in the publication of 5 monographs.

Georgopoulou Panagiota

Assistant Professor, Panteion University

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. Her areas of research and publication include posthumanisms, human-technology relationships and the complexity turn in social theory. Her recent publications include “The anthropocentric fallacy of love for animals” in Ο Άνθρωπος και ταΆλλα Ζώα (Man and Other Animals), Lydaki Anna (ed.), in Greek. Papazisi: Athens 2018, “Moving beyond (humanist) sociology: the complexity turn in social theory”, Audiovisual Posthumanism, Sampanikou Evi (ed.), Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2017). She is a member of the European Sociological Association and also member of the Beyond Humanism Network. 

Lytras N. Andreas

Full Professor, Panteion University

Andreas N. Lytras was born in Ioannina (Greece). He is a Professor of the Department of Sociology at Panteion University (Athens). He has served as President of the Department of Sociology (he has elected three times) and Vice-Rector at Panteion University (for a four-year period). He has also served as Director of the (Greek) National Labour Institute, Director of the (Greek) National School of Public Administration, Director of the Vocational Training Center of Panteion University, General Manager of the General Hospital of Athens “Korgialenio-Benakio”-EES (Greek Red Cross), and President of the Council of Higher (for Universities) Education (SAPE). His research is reflected in many works (in Greek and English), which include twelve books and eleven other volumes (PhD thesis, other academic surveys, reports and a master plan of a public institution), as well as in chapters within collective volumes. The writings include also articles, and announcements in conferences. It should be noted that there have been several references or citations to the aforementioned works, even chapters for A.N. Lytras’ research in some PhDs of Greek and international universities. Several of the above mentioned books have been used for years as text books in four Greek universities. The published works have been included into many Greek and international academic libraries (as well as in national or state libraries, worldwide).

Paparizos Antonios

Full Professor, Panteion University

Professor Paparizos Antonios comes from the Langadas of Thessalonike, Greece. He studied Political Sciences at Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences of Athens and he did postgraduate studies, two diplomas, at University of Sorbonne Paris I –Pantheon as scholarship of the French State. He also did his PhD, (Doctorat d’Etat) at the University Paris 2. He has been Chair of the Department of Sociology for two terms, and Director of the Program of Postgraduate Studies of his Department as well as member of the Senate of the Panteion University for several years. He published books and a large number of studies in Greek and International journals. As an invited Professor he taught in other Greek and European Universities.

Xanthopoulos Christos (Ma, Phd),

Assistant Professor, Panteion University

I received my PhD from the Philosophy Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.T.H.) in 2001. Since then I have participated in many national and international conferences and I have lectured on various occasions in Greece. Ι have published articles in Philosophy Journals and two books: The New Sociology of Knowledge: A Philosophical Consideration (2011) and the Contributions to a Social Theory of Knowledge (2015). I have also translated into Greek David Bloor’s “Epistemic Grace: Antirelativism as Theology in Disguise” and John Locke’s seminal work An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. I currently am writing a book on Ludwik Fleck.


Associate members


Antonijević Radovan

Full professor, University of Belgrade 

Antonijević Radovan (PhD) is a full professor in domain of General Pedagogy at University of Belgrade – Faculty of Philosophy. Graduated at University of Belgrade – Faculty of Philosophy (1990). Master’s and Doctoral degree has also earned at Faculty of Philosophy (PhD thesis, 2005: ''The Nature and Level of Interconnections of Knowledge in Teaching''). From 2005 to 2007 was Manager for Serbia at the international project on the research of educational achievements of primary school students TIMSS 2007 (NRC – National Research Coordinator). In November 2006 participated at IEA International Research Conference, Washington D.C., USA. Since 2011 is Project Manager at the project of Institute for Pedagogy and Andragogy of the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade: ''Models of evaluation and strategies for improvement of education quality in Serbia'', No. 179060 (2011-2020), funded by the Ministry of Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia. Since 2010 is permanent reviewer for the ECER Conferences’ proposals. Author of many scientific articles (in Serbian and English, listed in WoS) and 5 monographic works, focusing mainly on studies in general pedagogy, social context of education and intellectual education.

Gazi Angeliki 

Assistant Professor, Panteion University

Αngeliki Gazi is an Assistant Professor in Research Methods at the Department of Communication, Media and Culture, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens.Her research interests concerns the fields of Identity, Emotions, Relationships in Radio, Television, Internet - Interpersonal, Intergroup Communication, Identity and Emotions via Μediated Experience Applications, Social Media, Mobile Phones, Locative Media - Personal Relationships in Technopsychological Systems and Hybrid Environments. She is a founding member and Chair of the Division: Media Psychology and Technology, of Hellenic Psychological Association, founding member and former member of the Scientific Board of Social Computing Research Center, Cyprus University of Technology, a member of Scientific Committee of Groupe de Recherches et d’ Etudes sur la Radio (GRER), a founding member and former Vice Chair of the Radio Research Section of European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). 

Larochelle Dimitra Laurence

Youth Representative at the United Nations for the ISA

Dimitra Laurence Larochelle is Doctor of Sociology and Cultural Studies (University Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3). She has worked as lecturer at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 and at the University of Burgundy Franche-Comté. Previously, she worked as teaching staff at Paris Descartes University, at Saint-Denis University and at the University Paris XIII. She has three master degrees in Sociology (University Paris Descartes), in Communication (French Institute of Journalism, Panthéon-Assas University) and in Anthropology (Université Vincennes - Saint-Denis). She has published papers in French, in English and in Greek and she has worked as a researcher in France as well as in Cyprus. Since 2018 she is member of the board of the Research Committee 14 (Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture) of the ISA (International Sociological Association). She is Associate Editor of the Art Style | Art and Culture International Magazine and since 2021 she is Youth Representative at the United Nations for the ISA (International Sociological Association).

Lychkovska - Nebo Oksana

Associated Professor, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University (Ukraine)

Oksana Lychkovska-Nebot - Doctor (PhD) of Sociology, Professor Associated of Sociology Department of Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University (Ukraine). Actually she is also a chair of ISEWE (Intercultural Spaces of Eastern & Western Europes) - Centre of Intercultural Studies & Research Network, Paris, France. Author of more than 75 scientific papers (1996-2018). Member of ISA, ESA, IAMCR and SAU (Sociological association of Ukraine).

Maniou Theodora

Dr Theodora Maniou is a lecturer in Journalism at the Department of Social & Political Sciences, University of Cyprus. She holds a PhD & a BA in Journalism (School of Journalism & Mass Media, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), and an MA in Communication’s Policy Studies (CITY, University of London, UK). Her area of specialization focuses on new models of journalism, television studies and multimedia. She is a member of the Journalistic Union of Macedonia-Thrace (Greece), the European Federation of Journalists and the International Federation of Journalists.

Mitropoulou Eleni

Full Professor, University of Haute Alsace 

Professor at the Department of Information and Communication and the Laboratory CRESAT (Research Center on Economics, Societies, Arts and Techniques) at the University of Haute Alsace, my research and teaching areas are the discourses, processes and the practices of mediated communication. From mass media to digital screen devices, my approach is a semiotic critique of communication based on interactions between information, culture and even education. Institutional, artistic, scientific, didactic, tourist, professional, non-professional, advertising or even journalistic spheres constitute the fields of observation.

Deputy Director of Cresat and elected member of the Council of the Faculty of Economic, Social and Legal Sciences since 2018 (University of Mulhouse), I directed the Doctoral School "Cognition, behaviors, languages" for the site of the University of Limoges from 2014 to 2017.

Pretto Albertina

Assistant Professor, University of Trento

Albertina Pretto (MA in Sociology, PhD in Psychology of Organisations), is an Assistant Professor in Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Social Research at the University of Trento (Italy) where she teaches Qualitative Methods and Research Lab. Her main interests lie in the development of qualitative methods and their application in different research areas, with special regard to the sense of socio-territorial belonging at different levels (local, national and European) and related symbols and values. She also works in the field of disability and she was a member (2015-2018) of the ‘Supervisory Committee for the promotion of equal opportunities, workers' welfare and non-discrimination’ of the University of Trento. The list of her publications is available at:

Psilla Mariana

Associate Professor, Panteion University

Marianna Psilla is an Associate Professor of Political Communication in the Department of Communication, Mass Media and Culture at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. She was the Head of this Department for the period 2016-2018. She received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Paris I Sorbonne in 1990. Since 1997, she is participating in the European Program ‘Erasmus’, and is currently responsible for 25 undergraduate and post-graduate programs between Panteion University and 15 countries in the framework of Erasmus + European and International Mobility. Since 2002 she is an advisor of an edition – series called “Communication – Politics” for the publishing house Typothito-G. Dardanos, Athens. Furthermore, she is a member of the French and Hellenic Political Science Associations. She is member of the European Program CODES(Communication, Cultural Diversity and Solidarity) in the framework of the Erasmus+ Strategies. She has been a Country Coordinator for the Greece. The CODES brings together the research teams of the universities of six countries (France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Romania) in order to connect directly tertiary education and society as well to define the role of education in the management of diversity and multiculturalism. Since 2004/2005 she collaborates with the Postgraduate Program of the Greek Open University (EAΠ) as a teacher–consultant in the module Cultural Communication of the Postgraduate Program “Cultural Management Units”. Since 2015 she is involved in the postgraduate Program New Media and Journalism of the Department of Communication, Media and Culture of Panteion University which from the 2018 academic year materialized as “Society of Information, Media and Technology”. She teaches ”Policies and Communication”. She also teaches a course named Policies and Gender in the framework of the Interdepartmental Program Gender, Society and Policy. Moreover, she is a member of a Special Interdepartmental Committee responsible for the operation of the aforementioned postgraduate program. She was scientific Officer of the National Internship Program (2009-2018). 

Roventa - Frumusani Daniela

Full Professor, University of Bucharest

Daniela ROVENȚA-FRUMUŞANI (Ph.D.) is full professor at the University of Bucharest (Department of Cultural Anthropology and Communication, College of Journalism and Communication Sciences). She is director of the French master Programme “Media, Development, Society” ( in collaboration with Lyon University Lumière) ; she is also member of the Doctoral School of Communication and has directed 15 Ph.D. theses in communication science (focused on advertising, gender studies, discourse analysis). Specialist in semiotics, gender studies and discourse analysis, she authored over 100 studies and articles in the above mentioned fields. She is member of the ISA-RC14 board , of the SFSIC (French Society of the Information and Communication Sciences), IPrA (International Pragmatic Association), and of the team of AUF experts of Central and Eastern Europe.


Wagner Christiane

Visiting Professor, UNICAMP

Dr. Christiane Wagner (Germany) attended the Academy of Visual Arts in Frankfurt, later, in São Paulo, she graduated in Design at the College of Fine Arts. Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and PhD degree in Design and Architecture of University of São Paulo. PhD in Sciences of Art and Aesthetics, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (2013), Aesthetics, Contemporary Image. Analysis of the Concept Innovation (First Class Honours Thesis). Visiting Professor of Aesthetics and Sciences of Communication (Postdoc) UNICAMP, São Paulo (2014-2018).


Postdoctoral researcher


Liotzis Evangelos

Postdoctoral Researcher, Panteion Univesity

Evangelos Liotzis is a postdoctoral researcher and a visiting lecturer at the Department of Sociology, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. He holds a PhD in social sciences from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He has published articles in peer reviewed journals, has participated in academic conferences and research programmes, and has been invited by universities for lectures. He has been an accredited lecturer at the University of Derby and has published his book Pornographication: Tracing modern sexuality. His research interests focus on the realms of sexualities, social representations and cultural sociology.


PhD Students


Mavrommati Maria

PHD Candidate, Panteion University

Maria Mavrommati is a PhD Candidate on Sociology at the Sociology department of Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (Athens). She has two degrees in Social Anthropology and in History (University of Thessaly) and two master degrees on Sociology and on Psychology. She works as a teaching staff on public schools in Secondary Education in Greece. She has worked as a teaching staff in the Greek Army and in Second Chance Schools in Greek Prisons.

Mikrouli Tzina 

PhD Candidate, Panteion Univesity

Tzina Mikrouli is a PhD Candidate on Sociology of Media at the Sociology Department of the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (Athens). She holds a master degree on Sociology of Labour, labour market policies - minorities-childhood (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens).

Zyga Eleni

PhD Candidate, Panteion University

Eleni Zyga is a PhD Candidate on Sociology of Media at the Sociology Department of the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, (Athens). She holds two master degrees on Social exclusion and Human rights (Panteion University, Athens) and on Health Informatics (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). She has worked as a lab partner at the Department of Social Work of the Technological Educational Ιnstitute of Athens.