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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 2009 2018

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
identity formation
first generation
young adult

UK Students’ Subjective Experiences and Responses to Higher Education Austerity : Implications and Lessons for the Future

Chalari, A. & Sealey, C., 10 Dec 2017, In : Observatoire de la société britannique. 19, p. 229-245 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
austerity policy

A comparison of subjective experiences and responses to austerity of UK and Greek youth

Chalari, A., Sealey, C. & Webb, M., 1 Sep 2016, In : GreeSE: Hellenic Observatory Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe. 102

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
austerity policy

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/Report typesChapterResearchpeer-review


Approaches to the individual: The relationship between internal and external conversation

Chalari, A., 30 Sep 2009, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 244 p.

Research output: Book/Report typesBookResearchpeer-review

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