Dr Christos Memos

Lecturer

School School of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department Division of Sociology

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+44 (0)1382 30 8317

Biography

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.

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)

 

Interests

Social and Political Theory

Political Sociology

Economic Sociology

2017

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

Memos, C. (2017) The concept of “Crisis” in the thought of Cornelius Castoriadis. In: The persistence of critical theory. Ricci, G. (ed.). 1 ed., p. 119-136. London: Routledge.
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Open Marxism and critical theory

Memos, C. (2017) Open Marxism and critical theory. In: The SAGE handbook of Frankfurt school critical theory. Best, B. (ed.), Bonefeld, W. (ed.), O'Kane, C. (ed.). p. 1314-1331. London: SAGE.
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2015

Castoriadis and social theory

Memos, C. (2015) Castoriadis and social theory. In: Sociological amnesia: cross-currents in disciplinary history. Law, A. (ed.), Lybeck, E. (ed.). p. 181-196. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing Ltd..
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Sur Marx et le marxisme

Memos, C. (2015) Sur Marx et le marxisme. In: Une pensée à l’horizon de l’errance: dix dialogues méditatifs. Axelos, K. (ed.). p. 75-81. Paris: Editions Les Belles Lettres.
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2014

Castoriadis and critical theory

Memos, C. (2014) Castoriadis and critical theory. . . Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
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2013

Axelos, Castoriadis, Papaioannou and Marx

Memos, C. (2013) Axelos, Castoriadis, Papaioannou and Marx. . . p. 1029-1047. .
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2012

Castoriadis on Althusser and the crisis of Marxism

Memos, C. (2012) Castoriadis on Althusser and the crisis of Marxism. . . p. 100-116. .
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Anarchism and Council Communism on the Russian Revolution

Memos, C. (2012) Anarchism and Council Communism on the Russian Revolution. . . p. 22-47. .
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Crisis of theory, subversive praxis and dialectical contradictions

Memos, C. (2012) Crisis of theory, subversive praxis and dialectical contradictions. . . p. 405-421. .
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Marx ve Marxsizm için

Memos, C. (2012) Marx ve Marxsizm için. . . p. 25-32. .
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2011

A generation of Greeks from Paris

Memos, C. (2011) A generation of Greeks from Paris. In: Destins d'exilés: trois philosophes grecs à Paris: Kostas Axelos, Cornelius Castoriadis, Kostas Papaïoannou. Jollivet, S. (ed.), Premat, C. (ed.), Rosengren, M. (ed.). p. 19-43. Paris: Éditions Le Manuscrit.
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Pannekoek and Castoriadis on the question of Stalinism

Memos, C. (2011) Pannekoek and Castoriadis on the question of Stalinism. . . p. 525-544. .
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2010

Kostas Axelos

Memos, C. (2010) Kostas Axelos. . . p. 60-65. .
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Neoliberalism, identification process and the dialectics of crisis

Memos, C. (2010) Neoliberalism, identification process and the dialectics of crisis. . . p. 210-216. .
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Για τον Μαρξ και τον Μαρξισμό. Μια Συνέντευξη του Κώστα Αξελού στον Χρήστο Μέμο

Memos, C. (2010) Για τον Μαρξ και τον Μαρξισμό. Μια Συνέντευξη του Κώστα Αξελού στον Χρήστο Μέμο. . . p. 30-32. .
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Reconsidering the Marxist-anarchist controversy in and through Radical Praxis

Memos, C. (2010) Reconsidering the Marxist-anarchist controversy in and through Radical Praxis. . . p. 17-37. .
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2009

Grecia

Memos, C. (2009) Grecia. . . p. 55-80. .
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Dignified rage, insubordination and militant optimism

Memos, C. (2009) Dignified rage, insubordination and militant optimism. . . p. 219-233. .
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Grecia diciembre 2008

Memos, C. (2009) Grecia diciembre 2008. . . .
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For Marx and Marxism

Memos, C. (2009) For Marx and Marxism. . . p. 129-139. .
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