C V – Chtouris Sotiris

CHTOURIS SOTIRIS
Professor
UNIVERSITY OF THE AEGEAN

Office: Lofos Panepistimiou
81100 Mytilini,
Greece
Tel. nr: (+30) 22510 36526
Fax: (+30) 22510 36524
E-mail: htouris@aegean.gr

Main scientific specialization

Urban Sociology, Sociology of Culture, Social and Cultural Networks, Biographical Research, Voluntary Institutions, Poverty and Social Disorder

________________________________________- Curriculum Vitae

1979 Diploma of Sociology, Social Sciences Department, University of Frankfurt
1987 PhD. on Sociology, Social Sciences Department, University of Frankfurt
1979 -1984 Researcher: Institute for Social Research Frankfurt
1984- 1986 Research Assistant, Panteion University Athens
1986-1987 Researcher at the Foundation for Mediterranean Studies, Athens
1987-1988 Military Service – Greek Army (6 Months)
1988-1991 Principal researcher, University of Kassel, AEP Research Unit. Prof.Ipsen
1991-1993 Professor University of the Aegean, Department of Anthropology
1993-2011 Professor Department of Sociology, University of the Aegean
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Current Position

-Professor at the University of the Aegean,
Sociology Department

-Director of Postgraduate Studies programme: ‘City and Environment, Clinical and Applied Sociology, (2009-2011)

– Director of the Social and Cultural Digital Documentation Lab
at the University of the Aegean (SCDD Lab)
Aegean Music Archives http://soc-arksrv3.aegean.gr/music/index.php

Undergraduate Courses

• Urban Sociology
• Qualitative Methods and Techniques of Social Research, Biographical Research
• Information Society- Knowledge Society
• Social and Cultural Networks – Social Capital , Voluntary Institutions
• Poverty and Social Inequality
(i)
List of most significant publications

Books, Journal Papers, Reports and Conference Presentations relevant to Research Projects in which I have participated as a senior researcher

Chtouris, S. , Miller, D.,Rivera, J. & Tzelepoglou, F. (eds)’ Disaster Preparedness: Local and National Strategies in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean’, (forthcoming Spring 2012)[Book]

SCDD Laboratory Univ. of the Aegean,(2011),: “Social Groups with xenophobic attitudes ’’ , Scientific Director Chtouris S., European Integration Fund for the Third Country Nationals – Annual Programme 2009, Action: 2.3/09, Priority: 2.
(Report forthcoming 2011)

Chtouris, S. & Tzelepoglou, F. 2011, ‘Social Capital: The Missing Link in Coping with Environmental Disasters’, in Miller, D. & Rivera, J. (ed.), ‘Comparative Emergency Management: Examining Global and Regional Responses to Disasters’, CRS, Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton.

Chtouris, S. 2011, ‘Transformation of Social Capital and Voluntary Associations as a Critical Path to enhance Sustainability in deprived Areas’ in Afouxenidis, A (ed.), Inequality in times of crisis: theoretical & empirical observations. Propobos Publications, Athens,, Propompos Pub, Athens

Chtouris, S. , Zissi, A. & Rontos, K. 2011, ‘Social groups with xenophobic attitudes and characteristics’, Reports, June 2011, University of the Aegean, Metron Analysis. Athens.

A. Koniotaki,A, Paraskevopoulou Ch, Petromelidis, L & Chtouris,V 2011, ‘Good Practices to tackle xenophobia and racism’, (Report June 2011), University of the Aegean. Metron Analysis. Athens, Mytilini.
Chtouris, S & Zissi, A 2011, ‘Youth and Place: Constructing Ways of Being in the World’, in Kyriaki Tsoukala& Claudio Conenna & Maria Daniil & Chariklia Pantelidou, (ed.), Youth and Space, School of Architecture, AUTH, Thessaloniki (forthcoming).
Chtouris, S 2011, ‘Reading again Weber’s Die Stadt, in the context of the Crisis of Modern Mediterranean City: The Case of Athens’, in Greek Sociological Society, Max Weber Conference, Nissos Publ., Athens.

Chtouris, S. 2010, ‘Ikaria, Social and Cultural Life: An interactive presentation of the island’. Operational Program “Information Society”. 2008-2010, University of the Aegean, Mytilini. (Book)

Chtouris, S & Ziogas, G 2010 (ed.), ‘Les Demoiselles d’ Avignon by Pablo Picasso, one hundred years after: Art Networks and Art Schools in the early Modernity’, Papazisis Publ,. Athens. (Book)

Chtouris, S. & Theleritis, N. 2010 ‘STUDY EVALUATING THE RESULTS OF THE OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME 3.1 “Health and Welfare 2000-2006’, Report, Logotech, Athens.

Chtouris, S. 2010, ‘Youth Risk Factors in Urban Settlements’, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Greek Sociological Society 2009, GSS, Athens.

Chtouris, S. & Papageorgiou D., (eds) 2010 ‘Musical Crossroads in the Aegean – Lemnos, 19th and 20th century: Biographical Accounts and Cultural Practice’. ION Pub., Athens. (Book +audio CD)

Chtouris, S. 2009, ‘Social capital and risk management – empowering and strengthening of local communities’, in European Parliament, Conference, Brussels, 12 November 2009, Are we prepared? The impact of climate change on health and social services, EP, Brussels.

Chtouris, S. & Grigoriou, P. (eds), 2009, .Small and Medium States and Society’s in the European Union., Papazissi Athens. (Book)

Zissi, A, Rondos, C , Papageorgiou, D., Pierakou, C., Chtouris, S. 2007, ‘Greek employers’ attitudes towards hiring people with disabilities in the workforce: The effects of disability type’. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 9, 14-25.

Chtouris, S, Zissi A, Papanis, E. & Rontos K 2006, ‘The state of youth in contemporary Greece’, Young, Vol. 14, no 4, pp. 309-322.

Chtouris, S. 2005, ‘Icons-Messages and Interpretations: Trajectories and Exercises on Sociological Theory, Research Methodology and Observation’, Polytropon Publ. Athens. (Book)

Chtouris, S. (ed) 2005, ‘Employment, Mobility, Social Networks and Labour Market Segmentation in the Insular North Aegean Region, Greece’, North Aegean Regional Authority, European Social Fund, Mytilini.

Chtouris, S. 2005, ‘Strategic Plan for the Promotion of Employment in the Region of North Aegean’, North Aegean Regional Authority, European Social Fund, Mytilini.

Chtouris, S, 2004, ‘Rational symbolic networks, Global States and National Hobbits’, Nissos Publ. Athens. (Book)

Chtouris, S. 2000, ‘Musical Crossroads in the Aegean – Lesvos, 19th and 20th century” Biographical Accounts and Cultural Practice’, Exantas Publ. Athens. (Book and 5 audio CDs),

Chtouris, S, 1999, Thrace: A complex Cultural Geography “, in The Friends of Music (ed.) ‘Music of Thrace, An Interdisciplinary Approach’: Evros (English/Greek), Lambrakis Foundation, Athens. (Book and 2 audio CDs),

Chtouris, S, 1999, ‘Muslim Minorities in Greece – From Traditional Rural Communities to Migrant Network Communities: The Emergence of a Global Underclass’ in: Glavanis, P (ed.) Report, ‘Muslim Voices in the European Union: The Stranger Within, Community, Identity and Employment’, University of Manchester. Manchester.

Chtouris, S, 1998, “Social differentiation, Social groups and Social policy’, in Sakelaropoulos, Th (ed.), ‘Current Changes in Social Policies and the Issue of Social Exclusion’, Kritiki, Athens, pp.,183-251

Chtouris, S. “Social and cultural change, Thrace and its Cultural Networks”, in ‘Documentation, Study and Presentation of Thrace’s Musical and Dance Tradition’ (with L. Droulia, L Liavas, M. Terzopoulou, P. Kavouras), The Friends of Music, Lambrakis foundation, Athens, 1997.

Chtouris, S. 1997, ‘Networks as an analytical methods and tool, in reference to the Culture and Technology’, in “Communication and Cultural Networks in the Aegean”, Colloquium on Culture in Samos, Demetriou Cultural Foundation, Poreia Ed., Athens, pp.10-75.

Chtouris, S. 1997, .Post-industrial Society and the Information Society’, Ellinika Grammata editions; Athens. (Book)

Chtouris, S. 1995, ‘Die Staedte Athens’, in Stadt und Region, Stadtregion, Ed. Detlev Ipsen, GhK, Kassel, pp. 115-180.

Chtouris, S. 1995, ‘Traditional and Modern Networks in the Aegean. Theoretical and methodological conditions for an anthropological and sociological study of the Mediterranean Culture indexes’ in .Guidelines and conditions for a multi-disciplinary study., Praxis, Athens, pp. 37- 62.

Chtouris, S., Heidenreich E. & Detlev I 1993, ‘Von der Wildnis zum Urbanen Raum. Zur Logik Periphere Verstaedterung’ (The Logic of Urbanization in the Periphery), Campus,
Frankfurt, NY. (Book)

Chtouris, S. , Chtouris, G. , Amitsis, & G, Gravaris, D. 1993, ‘Institutions and Regulations in Greek Social Policy’, Praxis editions, Athens. (Book)

Chtouris, S. 1992, ‘Complex Processes of Social Exclusion and the Role of the Family in Social Protection’, Praxis, Athens. (Book)

Chtouris, S. 1993, ‘Das Verhaeltnis zwischen gesellschaftlicer und staatlicher Regulation der Stadtentwicklung’ in Kreibich V., et. al., Rom – Madrid – Athen. ‘Die neue Rolle der städtischen Peripherie. Dortmunder Beiträge zur Raumplanung’ 62. Dortmund: Institut für Raumplanung, Universität Dortmund, IFR, Dortmund pp.194-200.

Chtouris S., Heidenreich E.& Detlev I, 1993, ‘Gesellschaftlicher Regulation und lokale Politik, Untersuchungen zur peripheren Verstaedterung, in Politik in Europaeischen Staedten, Heinelt Hubert, Mayer Margit (ed.), Basel, Boston, Berlin, pp.239-285.

Chtouris S, Heidenreich E, &, Detlev I, 1992, ‘Εine Stadt baut sich selber. Formen der Selbstregulation in der Stadtentwicklung, Das Beispiel Athen’, in (ed.) Ursula von Petz, Klaus M. Schmals, Metropole Weltstadt, Global City: Neue Formen der Urbanisierung. (EdIRPUD, Dortmund, pp. 217-234.

Chtouris, S. 1990, Die Andere Gegenwart. Tradition und Moderne der Europaeischen Peripherie. Der Fall Westkreta, Kassel Unversity, Kassel. (Book)

Research Projects in which I have participated in the last 10 years

Head of Research or Senior Researcher of the following research projects
Conducted by SCDD Lab:
(Position at the research project, Title of the Project, Authority, Budget, Duration)

SCDD Laboratory University of the Aegean, (2011). “Social Groups with xenophobic attitudes ’’ , Scientific Director Chtouris S., European Integration Fund for the Third Country Nationals – Annual Programme 2009, Action: 2.3/09, Priority: 2.
European Integration Fund for the Third Country Nationals – Annual Programme 2009, Action: 2.3/09, Priority: 2.
Ministry of Interior, Decentralization and E – government, European Commission
Starting Date: 08/04/2011 -Ending date: 30/06/2011
[ This survey was conducted by the Lab for Social Cultural & Digital Documentation (SCDD Lab)
at a national scale, with 2000 Questionnaires, and 18 Focus Group all over Greece in a period of three months in Cooperation with ‘Metron Analysis’ SA. The Research results will be published at the end of 2011]

Coordinator: Internal Evaluation Team of the Sociology Department, University of the Aegean. 2010 (Report May 2011΄)
No Budget
2009-2010
[ Internal University Evaluation Survey, Analysis and evaluation of official administration documents]

Scientific Coordinator: Study Evaluating Results of the Operational Programme 3.1 “Health and Welfare, 2000-2006” (Report2010).
Ministry of Health, ‘Logotech’, Athens.
Starting Date: 08/04/2009 – ending date: 30/03/2010
[ This survey was conducted in cooperation with Logotech SA (Mr. Nikos Thaleritis), 800 Questionnaires, and the evaluation of official administrative documents ]

Scientific Director: Social and Cultural Life, Survey to create an interactive presentation and documentation system for Insular Society‘
Funding: Greek Authority for Information Society, European Commission – Starting Date: 01/03/2007 – Ending date: 30/06/2009
[ Field Research, participant observation, ICT documentation, in cooperation with 5 researchers -members of the Lab for Social Cultural & Digital Documentation (SCDD Lab]

Head of Socioeconomic Research Unit in the framework of: East Med-Net -East Mediterranean Network for the sustainable development and social cohesion of protected areas.
EU COMMUNITY INITIATIVE PROGRAMME INTERREG III B ARCHIMED – PINDOS-ZIAKAS, 2006-2008.
European INTERREG Programme
2006-2008.
[ Field Research, qualitative research –expert interviews, secondary analysis of statistical data .In cooperation with 4 researchers -members of the Lab for Social Cultural & Digital Documentation (SCDD Lab]

Coordinator and Scientific Director of Research and Art Events of the Project ‘Social and Cultural Networks in the Avant-garde, Paris 1907’,
Foundation: Ioannis Costopoulos
Budget: 25,000€
[ Creative Networks research, participant observation, action research with artists and
architects]

Coordinator of the Voluntary Research Project of Greek Students for the Peloponnesus regions affected by the wild fires of 2007.
No Budget: voluntary participation of professors and students
2007-2008
[Field Research, expert interviews, 300 Questionnaires. In cooperation with the Sociology Department Undergraduate Students in the framework of the Urban Sociology Seminar. University of the Aegean.

Coordinator and Scientific Director of “Diaplous”: Study and documentation of the main defence / religious monuments and paths in the North Aegean Region,
University of the Aegean, National Operational Plan “Information Society’[2005–2008]
Greek Authority for Information Society, European Commission
[2005–2008]
[ Field Research, participant observation, Visual Documentation, ICT documentation, in cooperation with 5 researchers -members of the Lab for Social Cultural & Digital Documentation (SCDD Lab]

Chairman of the Sociology Department (2004-2006)
University of the Aegean. Coordinator of the Reorganisation Faculty Project
Greek Authority for the 3d European Framework Programme for Development (KPS), University of the Aegean
.

Scientific Director and Project Manager: ‘Creation of a research and digital documentation system of North Aegean’s Musical Culture, Biographical Accounts and Cultural Practice, Biographical Data-Base.
Greek Authority for Information Society, European Commission Starting Date: 01/03/2005 – Ending date: 30/09/2008[ Field Research, Biographical Research, Visual and Audio Documentation of Cultural Practices, ICT documentation, in cooperation with 11 researchers-members of the Lab for Social Cultural & Digital Documentation (SCDD Lab)]
Scientific Director and Project Manager: Greek Research and Documentation: “Defence Systems in the Mediterranean Countries”, Euromed Heritage II – European Commission,, EU: Training programme in new technologies offered to experts from 6 different Mediterranean countries on cultural managements and documentation, cultural networking, in relation to Mediterranean defence systems [2003-2007].
Starting Date: 01 / 01 / 2003, ending date: 31 / 12 / 2007.
[Historical comparative analysis, Visual and Audio Documentation of Cultural Practices, ICT documentation, Public archives research, in cooperation with 4 researchers-members of the Lab for Social Cultural & Digital Documentation (SCDD Lab)]
Head of Social Research Team: New entrepreneurship and social cohesion in the North Aegean Region – “A new Life Perspective”,
European Community Initiative 2005 2007 “EQUAL”: “Abolishment of inequalities and discrimination in employment and job creation concerning special needs individuals, – Facilitation of their access to the labour market”, Director Dr. Dimitris Papageorgiou. European Commission, EU, Ministry of Labour [2004 -2005]
Starting Date: 24/09/2002 ending date: 31/03/2005

Director of Social Research in: ORPHEAS Programme: Local Strategy for Employment in the Sustainability Sector. North Aegean Regional Authority-University of the Aegean- Local & Regional Authorities European Union, European Social Fund, Article 6 Innovative measures, Starting Date: 15/11/2002, ending date: 15/11/2004 2003 -2006
[The Lab for Social Cultural & Digital Documentation (SCDD Lab) conducted a survey with 600 Questionnaires, Expert Interviews all over the North Aegean Region in Greece. Employment and Social Policy analysis. Focus Groups with the Stakeholders in cooperation the Local and Regional Authorities]
Project Manager and scientific director:‘ Feasibility Study for the Creation of a Technological Park in the North Aegean Region
North Aegean Regional Authority
[2004-2005]

Scientific Director: Research on Greek YouthEuropean Commission, Programme “Youthstart”, Greek General Secretariat for Youth:
Starting Date: 01/01/2003, ending date: 31/12/2003. Report 2004, Athens [A survey was conducted by the Lab for Social Cultural & Digital Documentation (SCDD Lab) at national scale with 300 Questionnaires.]

Director of the Institute for the On-going Vocational Training (ISSE).
Organization of Post graduate Seminars on Culture and New Technologies, Telemedicine, Shipping Companies Management / Financial Affairs and Management, on the islands of Mytilini, Samos and Chios respectively. University of the Aegean / Ministry of National Education.
1998- 2000

Scientific Director: Greek research Team in the Framework of European TSER Programme, (Scientific Director: Dr. Glavanis, University of Manchester).
Research Network in the framework of European Targeted Socio Economic Research (TSER). http://cordis.europa.eu/improving/socio-economic/area3.htm
Greek Report: Report on “Muslim Minorities in Greece – From Traditional Rural Communities to Migrant Network Communities:
1997 -1999
[A survey was conducted by the Lab for Social Cultural & Digital Documentation (SCDD Lab) in Athens, Attica with 500 Questionnaires and 30 Interviews with migrants from Balkan countries.]

Member of the Research Team in: Project Megapoles: Promoting better health for socially disadvantaged groups across Europe (2000)
Dalziel Maureen, Armstrong Danila, Hahmann Monica, McLoughlin Pat, Haldin Jan, Aerny Nicole, Petre Brigitte , Sotiris Chtouris

Scientific Director and Project Manager in: European Programme Poverty III in Greece, Argyroupolis, Athens
1989 -1993

[A survey was conducted by the Lab for Social Cultural & Digital Documentation (SCDD Lab) in Athens, Attica, with 600 Questionnaires. Research with social and culturally excluded persons, Participant research in the framework of a local welfare system.]

SCDD Laboratory a regional Center of excellence of Postdoctoral and PhD -Research
Excellence Award 2000 : National Authority for the Information Society

In the framework of SCDD Lab and Prof. Chtouris’ research and educational activities
a significant number of researchesr and scholars have started or advanced their research career. Among others: Prof. P. Kavouras, University of Athens, Dept.of Musicology, Assoc. Prof. D. Papageorgiou, Univ. of the Aegean, Adjunct Prof. Ch. Bakalis Univ. of Western Greece., Lecturer J. Papageorgiou, Univ.of Macedonia, Assistant, Prof. Stratos Papanis, Univ. of the Aegean., Adjunct Professor, Flora Tzelepoglou. Univ.of the Aegean. In the last five years three PhD have been completed and other four PhD are nearing their completion.

Other scientific activities and cooperation

 2000-2010 General Secretary of the Greek Sociological Society

 The European Commission, the European Parliament, Institute of Social Research in Frankfurt, Mediterranean Studies Institute, National Centre for Social Research, University of Kassel (Germany), European Committee of the Regions, Michigan State University (Study Abroad Program) , University of Murcia (Spain), “Cultnat”, Bibliotheque Alexandrine, Egypt.

 Since 1995 S. Chtouris has established and directed the Social Cultural & Digital Documentation Laboratory in Mytilini, in the framework of the Sociology Department at the University of the Aegean. One of its main tasks is to achieve a more systematic interaction between Social Sciences and Information and Communication Technology.

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Member of Scientific and Conference Organizing Committees – Invited speaker
 Coordinator of the Session ‘Rethinking the Notion of Community’ at the14th Biennial Conference, International Society for Theoretical Psychology
2011, Thessaloniki, Greece (June 27 – July 1st): Presentation: Networks and Network Communities.

 General Secretary of the Greek Sociological Society, Member of the Organizing Committee, First International Conference under the title ΄ Risk Society, Challenges of the 21st century 5-6-7 November, 2009, Key Note Speaker: Prof. Ulrich Beck, LMU, Munich, London School of Economics
 Greek Sociological Association, Chairman of the Organizing Committee:
Conference on Civil Society under duress, 22 May 2009 – Goethe Institut. Keynote speaker Emeritus Professor Peter Waldmann, University of Augsburg, on the subject of “Transformation of Violence” (conference with reference to the violent events of December 2008 in Greece).

 Chairman of the Organizing and Scientific Committee, Conference on “Teriade and his artists – Modern Art Institutions in the 20th century”. Benaki Museum, Athens 2008.
 Chairman of the Organizing and Scientific Committee, Conference on ‘Modern Art Schools and Networks, 100th Anniversary of Picasso’s Demoiselles d’ Avignon’.

 Chairman of the scientific and Organizing committee, Conference on
“Small and medium states and their societies in the European Union”: Social, political and cultural identities in the smaller member states of the European Union.
Organized by:
 The University of the Aegean, Department of Sociology
 Greek Universities Association of European Studies
With the support of the European Commission Delegation and the European Parliament Office in Athens. November 26, 27 2005, Mytilini .

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