I hold a BSc in International and European Economic Studies from Athens University of Economics and Business and a Master of Arts in Social and Political Thought from the University of Warwick. I have also been awarded a PhD in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to joining the Centre for People and Organisation, I worked as a Research Associate at Adam Smith Business School, The University of Glasgow, and as a Teaching Assistant in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. Here, in the Department of Business Management, besides my teaching duties, I am also working as a deputy programme director for the BSc in Business Management, with a focus on support and guidance of the first year students.
My main research interests lie in the interrelations between philosophy, sociological theory, social psychology and organisation studies. More specifically, I have explored the ideas of: a) key authors in critical realism, such as Roy Bhaskar, Margaret Archer, Douglas Porpora, Tony Lawson, Dave Elder-Vass and Andrew Sayer, b) Pierre Bourdieu, as well as other authors working on the concepts of routine action and habitual practices, c) Cornelius Castoriadis and other theorists who have analysed the notion of social imaginary and reflective imagination and, d) key authors in the traditions of social constructionism and interpretivism. I am currently conducting research on my personal project of re-defining anti-realism – a well-known anti-objectivist branch of metaphysics – in socio-theoretical terms. This project aspires to constitute an alternative, “middle path” in the ongoing debates between critical realists and social constructionists, in relation to the analysis of the ontological status of social structures, institutions, organisations, cultural backgrounds and the human agency.
Social and organisational theory is an exciting area of research and study. Important social theorists have strongly contributed to the formation of central ontological and epistemological tenets that lie beneath methodological programmes that are prevalent in the majority of the fields and sub-fields of the broader realm of the social sciences. In this sense, prospective researchers can only benefit from discussing and thinking on key socio-theoretical ideas and debates, and I am always happy to discuss about key authors in theory with research students. I would also be happy to supervise research in any of the following areas: “Power Relations, Agency and Institutional Change”, “Discourse Analysis in Organisation Studies”, “Social Constructionism Vs Critical Realism in Organisation Studies”, “Reflective Imagination and Creativity Vs Organisational Routines” and “The Micro-Macro divide in the Social Sciences”.