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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 two books:

 1) Global Economic Crisis as Social Hieroglyphic: Genesis, Constitution and Regressive Progress (Routledge2021) ISBN 9781138091672

Reviewed in: 

Capital & Class, 2022, vol. 46(3): 479-483.

 2) Castoriadis and Critical Theory: Crisis, Critique and Radical Alternatives (Palgrave, 2014) ISBN 9781137034458

Reviewed in:

Anarchist Studies, vol. 23, no. 2, 2015, pp. 110-112.
Thesis Eleven, vol. 134, no. 1, June 2016, pp. 128-134.
KultuRRevolution. Zeitschrift für angewandte Diskurstheorie 'Sichtbar, aber auch abwesend: Castoriadis in Academia’, 71.2, 2016, pp. 53-55. (in German)
Ephemera: Theory and Politics in Organization, 2017, vol. 17(2): 447-455.
Marx and Philosophy Review of Books, November 2017.
Capital & Class, 2018, vol. 42(3): 594-596.

I’ve previously received the ‘Outstanding Teacher Award’ (2014), the ‘Outstanding Lecturer of the Academic Year Award’ (2015), the 'Most Engaging Module Award' (2019) and the award for going 'Above and Beyond during COVID' (2021) at the student-led Abertay Teaching Awards.


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').

In 2021, Christos received the Student Led Award for going 'Above and Beyond during COVID' for Abertay University.


Christos convenes and teaches the following modules:

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

Classical Social Theory



Research interests

Social and Political Theory

Political Sociology

Economic Sociology

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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