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Research Interests

Athanasia’s current Research (papers under review) relates to the following areas:

  • Youth Identity Formation
  • Academic Identity Formation
  • Inter-action in relation to Intra-action


Athanasia joined the University of Northampton in January 2016 and is currently the Deputy Subject Leader in Applied Social Studies and Sociology, she is also a Research Associate at the Hellenic Observatory, LSE . Before joining the University of Northampton, Athanasia worked as a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Worcester (2012-2015), a Post Doctoral Research Fellow – Hellenic Observatory, at the LSE (2011-2012), a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester (2008-2011) and as a Teaching Fellow in Sociology at the University of Cambridge (2004-2008). Athanasia also spent a year in Toronto, Canada as a Visiting Professor in Sociology, at Toronto University and York University (2013-2014) she also spent one academic term in Harvard University, USA as a Visiting Fellow (2006). 

Athanasia is the author of three monographs, a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters (in English and Greek). She has been interviewed about her work from BBC News, BBC World, BBC Radio, SkaiTV Greece, CTV Canada, and has also written articles for The Economist and CNN. 

Teaching Interests

Athanasia is the Module Leader on the following modules:

  • SOC1074 (40 Credit): Sociological Imagination
  • SOC3059 (20 Credit): The Sociology of the Self 

Athanasia also teaches on the following undergraduate modules:

  • Your Sociological Agenda
  • Sociology Dissertation (Supervisor)

Athanasia is also a PhD Supervisor.

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Research Output

Exploring the connection between Structure and Agency within the context of the Greek Crisis Generation.

Chalari, A., 1 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) Inside Out. Young People at the Crossroads of Structure and Agency . London: Palgrave McMillan “Youth and Young Adulthood and Society” Book Series (. Caetano, A. (ed.). London: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. 1-20 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

  • The Crisis Generation: the effect of the Greek Crisis on Youth Identity Formation

    Chalari, A. & Serifi, P., 1 Mar 2018, In : GreeSE: Hellenic Observatory Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe. 123, p. 1-23 23 p., 123.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access
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  • The sociology of the individual: Relating Self and Society

    Chalari, A., 1 Nov 2016, London: Sage. 208 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Social Issues in Focus: New Generation Research in Modern Greece

    Chalari, A., 1 Jun 2013, Greece: Economia . 118 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Open Access
  • The Causal Impact of Resistance: Mediating between Resistance and Internal Conversation about Resistance

    Chalari, A., Mar 2013, Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour. p. 66-86 21 p. (Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour; vol. 43).

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

  • The Causal Powers of Social Change : the case of modern Greek society

    Chalari, A., 1 Nov 2012, In : GreeSE. 64, p. 1-38 38 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access