Τμήμα Κοινωνιολογίας , Πανεπιστήμιο Αιγαίου

Γεώργιος Ο. Τσομπάνογλου

Visiting Fellow University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Centre of Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS). Newcastle: NE1-7RU, United Kingdom, Tel: (++)-191-222-5980


Email: George.Tsobanoglou@ncl.ac.uk

President, International Sociological Association, Research Committee on Sociotechnics & Sociological Practice (ISA-RC26), www.isa-sociology.org

Associate Professor University of the Aegean, Department of Sociology, Email: g.tsobanoglou@soc.aegean.gr


Biographical Note

Dr. George O. Tsobanoglou is an Associate Professor in the Sociology Department, University of the Aegean, Greece. He is also President of the  Research Committee on Sociotechnics and Sociological Practice, International Sociological Association (ISA-RC26), Associate Fellow, Cities and Regions, LEED, OECD, as well as Director of the Sociology of Work Laboratory, University of the Aegean, Greece.


Dr. George O. Tsobanoglou graduated with Honours from the Sociology Dept. (MacMaster University, Hamilton, Ont. Canada) and he completed his MA Degree in Sociology at the same Department. He received his PhD at Carleton University, Ottawa. Dr. Tsobanoglou has worked as a guest researcher at the Arbetslivscentrum, Stockholm, at the Institute of Sociology, University of Oslo and as stuff researcher at the Institute of Social Research, Oslo. Moreover, he was Visiting Academic at the London School of Economics and Carleton University, Ottawa, as well as the University Thessaloniki, the University of Thessaly, and at the Sociology Department, University of the Aegean, Mytilini where he holds the Directorship of the Sociology of Work Laboratory.  

Over the last 20 years, during both his academic and professional career, he has gained an in depth experience in the fields of sociology, political science in the area of European Policies and Social Innovation. His main areas of interest and specialization include globalization, poverty and Development, migrant labour in Europe, Social Policy and Social Inclusion, Social Economy and Information Society. He has also been involved in various trans-European and international projects and he has published widely in the areas of citizenship, social development, mobility, social rights, local development, social innovations, regional studies, socio-legal and civil society issues and he is interested on information society and its impact on peripheral regions.