Anna Koumandaraki was born in Athens in 1963. She studied Political Science and International Relations at Panteion University. She holds a Master degree in Sociology from London School of Economics and Political Science and Ph. D from University of Essex. The title of her Ph. D thesis was “Labour Identity in the Semi-Periphery: The case of the Greek Trade Union Movement”. Since 2008 she has worked as tutor -councilor in Greek Open University in the Program “European Cultural Studies”. She has taught courses on Social Theory, Political and Historical Sociology in National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Technological Institute of Athens, Panteion University, University of Aegean and University of Crete. Main research interests are sociology of labour movement, nationalism, issues related with women’s participation in politics and the labour market.
Recent Publications in English
(And Athanasios Tsakiris). (2018). Gender and Precarity in Crisis –Ridden Greece. Ιn Joërg Nowak, Peter Birke and Madhumita Dutta. (Eds.), Workers’ Movements and Strikes in 21st Century: Strikes Around the World (pp. 273 -288). London: Rowman and Littlefield International.
The Enterprise Union Movement in Greece in Post-Military Junta Era. Website of European Social History Conference (ESSHC 2016). Valencia 29/3 to 2/4/2016.
(And Tsakiris, Athanasios). Greek Trade Unionism in the period of Crisis. Proceedings of 20th Alternative Futures & Popular Protest Conference, Metropolitan University of Manchester, 30/3 – 1/4/ 2015.
(And Dimitris G. Magriplis). (2014). The Question of Minorities: Adaptation Strategies of the Greek National Education System and Inter-European Comparisons. Journal of Modern Education Review, May 2014, Volume 4, no 5, 327 – 337.
Analyzing the relevance of gender and class in the case of the Greek trade union movement. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Vol. 3, Issue 8 [Special Issue – April 2013], 114 – 119. In http://www.ijhssnet.com/update/index.php/archives.html.
The Greek Trade Union Movement in Controversy: Against a State Centered Approach to Labour Movement Theory. Workers of the World. International Journal on Strikes and Social Conflicts (1st issue, June 2012). 117 – 132. http://www.workeroftheworldjournal.net/.