Dr Michalis Kontopodis


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Dr Michalis Kontopodis joined the School of Education as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology & Education in 2016. His research explores the differences and similarities in the everyday lives of today’s young people in a variety of off-/ online, urban or countryside, educational and community settings around the globe. Located in places as diverse as Athens, Berlin, Porto Alegre and the indigenous Amazon his research aims to tackle educational and social inequalities and global issues associated with today’s ecological, financial and geopolitical crises. His various projects have led to a long list of publications in English, German, French, Portuguese and Russian including the book “Neoliberalism, Pedagogy & Human Development” (Routledge) as well as the co-edited volumes: “Facing Poverty & Marginalization: 50 Years of Critical Research in Brazil” (Peter Lang) and “Children, Development and Education” (Springer).