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Christos Memos

Lecturer

  • 15 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
20092018
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Personal profile

Personal profile

I’m a Lecturer in Sociology, having joined Abertay from the University of York where I taught within the Department of Politics.

I completed my PhD in Social and Political Thought at the University of York in 2009.  I also hold a BA in Education, a BA in Sociology and an MA in Political Philosophy.

My research and teaching interests cut across themes in critical social and political theory, political sociology and economic sociology/global political economy. I’m the author of Castoriadis and Critical Theory: Crisis, Critique and Radical Alternatives (Palgrave, 2014).

I’ve previously received the ‘Outstanding Teacher Award’ (2014), the ‘Outstanding Lecturer of the Academic Year Award’ (2015) and the 'Most Engaging Module Award' (2019) at the student-led Abertay Teaching Awards.

Teaching

Dr Christos Memos is a Lecturer in Sociology at the Department of Sociology, University of Abertay Dundee.

Christos received his PhD in Social and Political Thought from the University of York in 2009.  He holds a BA in Education, a BA in Sociology and an MA in Political Philosophy from the University of York.

Before joining the School of Health & Social Sciences at Abertay in 2012, he taught at the Department of Politics, University of York (2006-2011).

In 2014, Christos was the recipient of the Student Led 'Outstanding Teacher Award' for the School of Social & Health Sciences.

In 2015, Christos was the winner of the Student Led Teaching Award 'Outstanding Lecturer of the Academic Year 2014-5' for Abertay University. He was also shortlisted for the category of ‘Best Feedback on Assessments’ and nominated  for the categories of  ‘Best Platform for Employability’, ‘Innovative Teaching’, ‘Outstanding Commitment to Student Welfare’ and ‘Most Inspirational Moment’.

In 2019, Christos was the winner of the Student Led 'Most Engaging Module Award' for Abertay University (for the module 'Work, Class and Global Economy').
  

Christos convenes and teaches the following modules:

Contemporary Social Theory (Module Convenor)
Human Rights (Module Convenor)
Work, Class and Global Economy (Module Convenor)

 

Research interests

Social and Political Theory

Political Sociology

Economic Sociology

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critical theory Social Sciences
revolt Social Sciences
political sociology Social Sciences
economic sociology Social Sciences
Marxism Social Sciences
political theory Social Sciences
dialectics Social Sciences
neoliberalism Social Sciences

Research Output 2009 2018

  • 15 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 14 Article
  • 4 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Chapter

Open Marxism and critical theory: negative critique and class as critical concept

Memos, C., 30 May 2018, The SAGE handbook of Frankfurt school critical theory. Best, B., Bonefeld, W. & O'Kane, C. (eds.). London: SAGE, p. 1314-1331 18 p. (SAGE reference).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Marxism
critical theory
Frankfurt School
positivism
economist

The concept of “Crisis” in the thought of Cornelius Castoriadis

Memos, C., Jan 2017, The persistence of critical theory. Ricci, G. R. (ed.). 1 ed. London: Routledge, p. 119-136 18 p. (Culture and Civilization; vol. 8).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Open Access
File

Castoriadis and social theory: from marginalization to canonization to re-radicalization

Memos, C., 28 Jun 2015, Sociological amnesia: cross-currents in disciplinary history. Law, A. & Lybeck, E. R. (eds.). Farnham: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., p. 181-196 16 p. (Classical and contemporary social theory).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Open Access
File

Sur Marx et le marxisme

Translated title of the contribution: On Marx and MarxismMemos, C., 15 Jan 2015, Une pensée à l’horizon de l’errance: dix dialogues méditatifs. Axelos, K. (ed.). Paris: Editions Les Belles Lettres, p. 75-81 7 p. (Encre Marine).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Citations (Scopus)

Castoriadis and critical theory: crisis, critique and radical alternatives

Memos, C., 7 Nov 2014, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 183 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

critical theory
October Revolution (1917)
radicalization
revolt
socialism