Short biographical note
Kostas Kanellopoulos completed his BA and MA in Political Science and Sociology at the University of Athens. In 2009 he defended his doctorate dissertation on social movements and globalization at Panteion University, Athens. He has taught in the Department of Sociology at the University of Crete, in the Department of Communication and Mass Media at the University of Athens, at the Technological Educational Institutes of Patras, at the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus and as Visiting Professor at the National School of Public Administration. Currently he is teaching in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Peloponnese and at the Hellenic Open University. He has worked on bilateral and European research programs (H2020) on the analysis of protest events and political claims in the Eurozone crisis, discourse analysis, civil society, radical trade unionism and the emergence of contemporary transnational solidarity. Since 2018 he is the Principal Investigator of the research project “EUROPOLITY – The Politicization of European Integration in the Greek public discourse, 1974-2019” (ELIDEK/ University of Crete). The main subjects of his research, writing and teaching work are: the theory and study of social movements and contentious politics, comparative politics and the phenomenon of globalization, political participation and electoral behavior, social change and crisis, the phenomenon of nationalism, the sociology of news and discourse analysis. His work has been published in scientific journals and collective volumes in Greece and abroad. He is chief editor of the Greek Political Science Review and review editor of Frontiers in Political Science. He has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Political Science Society since 2006, having served twice as Deputy Secretary General (2008-2010 & 2014-2016) and twice as Secretary General (2016-2018 & 2018-today).