Georgia Lagoumitzi


BA, American College of Greece, Highest Distinction, Ptychion Panteion University, MPhil University of Oxford (St. Antony’s College), (Sociology)

Georgia Lagoumitzi joined the Deree Sociology Faculty in 1988. She currently teaches collective behavior and social movements, the sociology of globalization, social problems, Modern Greek society and culture and supervises the senior thesis seminar. She is the current advisor to the Sociology Society. She has conducted research on Quality of Life issues in the heavily industrialized areas of Piraeus under the aegis of the Prefecture of Piraeus. She has organized various conferences in Sociology and has been a member in the organizing committees of numerous others. She has presented papers in the conference of Global Diasporas in Mansfield College, Oxford and has regularly contributed papers to conferences organized by the Hellenic Sociological Society. Georgia Lagoumitzi presented a paper on the Greek Diaspora in the 2011 American Studies Seminar, organized jointly by Deree College and Panteion University. Her most recent publication is titled “The Uses of Nostalgia in the ‘Imagination’ of the Diaspora: The Case of the New Pontic Greek Refugees” in Marianne David and Javier Muñoz-Basols (eds.), Defining and Re-defining Diaspora: From Theory to Reality (2011). She is a PhD candidate at the University of Athens, Department of Political Science and Public Administration.