Dr Athanasia Chalari

Dr Athanasia Chalari

Visiting Senior Fellow

Hellenic Observatory

Room No
CBG 5.07
English, Greek
Key Expertise

About me

Dr Chalari is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Northampton. She has  received her PhD in Social Theory from the University of Warwick (2007) under the supervision of Professor Archer. She also holds an MPhil form Cambridge University, MA from Essex University, BA from Kent University and she has received her Ptychion in Sociology from Panteion University. She has worked as the A.C. Laskaridis Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory, LSE (2011-12) whereas she has taught Social Theory and Social Methods in various Universities including Cambridge, Manchester and Northampton. She has conducted research as Visiting fellow in Sociology at Harvard University (2007), Visiting Professor in Sociology at the Universities of Toronto, and York University in Ontario, Canada (2013-14), Research Associate at the Hellenic Observatory, LSE (2012-15), Visiting Research Scholar in Sociology at the Universities of Tokyo and University of Waseda, Japan (2019-20). She has been invited to deliver lectures and seminars in Athens, Greece, Tokyo, Japan and Toronto, Canada as well as, in various Universities and International conferences in UK. She has been interviewed about her research from BBC World, BBC Radio, CNN, The Economist, CanadaTV, and Radio France. She has published in English and Greek articles in peer-reviewed Journals including the Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, Sociological Research on-line, GreeSE, Greek Sociological Review, Political Quarterly and the Observatoire de la Société Britannique and a number of book chapters. She is the author of one text-book (Sociology of the Individual) and two monographs.  Her publications focus on the relationship between Structure and Agency, as well as the subjective experiences of the Greek crisis, Greek youth, and brain drainers and more recently the current pandemic through the concepts of social change and crisis. From 2016-2018 she has leaded the department of Sociology at the University of Northampton as where she is currently leading the MSc in Public Sociology.