Spyros Gangas


BA, Deree – The American College of Greece;PhD, The University of Edinburgh

Dr. Gangas holds a BA in Sociology from Deree and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Edinburgh. Spyros joined the Deree Sociology Department in 1999 and is currently the Head of the Department of Sociology. His research focuses on classical and contemporary sociological theory, value-theory, and film criticism. His work has appeared in: Current Sociology, History of the Human Sciences, Human Studies, Journal of Classical Sociology, Social Science Information, Hegel-Jahrbuch, The Journal of the Faculty of Letters of Tokyo University and in the Greek journals Axiologika, Deukalion and Momentum. He is the author of the only comprehensive study of Durkheim in Greek and has contributed book chapters to edited volumes with Greek and UK publishers. Spyros is currently working on the capabilities approach, exploring potential synergies with sociological theory. He has also taught at the University of Wales (College of Cardiff), at Panteion University (Athens) and has held a visiting lectureship in 2009 at Kobe College in Japan teaching film studies.