The first Committee for Gender Equality in our university’s history was established in November 2020 by a decision of the Senate of Panteion University, in implementation of the law 4589/2019 (article 33).
According to the law, the Committee for Gender Equality has the following competences:
a) It prepares action plans to promote and ensure substantial equality in the educational, research and administrative procedures of the University as well as an annual report, which is submitted to the Senate;
b) It proposes to the competent bodies measures to promote equality and combat sexism;
c) It provides information and training to the members of the academic community on issues related to gender and equality;
d) It fosters the establishment of postgraduate programs and the conduction of seminars and lectures focusing on gender studies;
e) It promotes studies and research on issues related to its field of competence;
f) It provides assistance to the victims of discrimination when they denounce discriminatory treatment.
Members of the Committee:
Maria Karamessini, Professor (Head of the Gender Equality Committee)
Dia Anagnostou , Assistant Professor (Deputy Head of the Gender Equality Committee)
Areti Mavrommati – Lagani, Graduate (Deputy Head of the Gender Equality Committee)
Athena Athanasiou, Professor
Xenia Chryssochoou, Professor
Maria Stratigaki, Associate Professor
Eirini Avramopoulou, Assistant Professor
Valentini Grigoriadou, Deputy Head
Paraskevi Touri, Special Technical Laboratory Personnel
Head of the Gender Equality Committee
Professor of Labour Economics and Economics of the Welfare State, teaching at the Social Policy Department of Panteion University. Between 2010 and 2015 she was the Director of the Centre for Gender Studies of the Department, while from 2015 to 2019 the President and Governor of the Greek Public Employment Agency (OAED).
In the years 1997-2014 she has participated in all official expert groups of the European Commission on gender and employment. In this capacity, she has analyzed gender inequalities in the Greek labour market and Greek employment and social policy from a gender equality perspective. Between 2008 and 2014 she has been systematically evaluating the whole gender equality policy in Greece as independent expert. As a consultant of the European Commission, she has also participated in the drafting of the first report on Gender Mainsteaming in European Employment Policy and the development of the first set of Indicators on Gender Equality to monitor the European Employment Strategy.
She is the author of many articles in the journals International Labour Revue, Feminist Economics, Industrial Relations Journal, Economia et Lavoro, Travail, Genre et Sociétés, European Journal of Social Security, Revue de l’OFCE, Economía y Sociología, Economies et Sociétés etc. and has recently published the books:
2020: Women, Gender and Work in Greece, Athens: Nissos.
2019: Reconciliation of Work and Family in Greece: Genesis, development and assessment of a policy, Athens: Nissos/Centre for Gender Studies – Panteion University (co-editor with Maria Symeonaki).
2014: Women and Austerity. The economic crisis and the future for gender equality, London and New York: Routledge (co-editor with Jill Rubery). pdf
Dia Anagnostou (Ph.D. Cornell University, Department of Government, 1999) is Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics, in the Department of Public Administration at Panteion University of Social Sciences, and Senior Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation of European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) in Athens (from September 2004 until present). She has held research positions at Princeton University (1999-2000), the Robert Schuman Centre at the European University Institute in Florence (2000-2001), and in the European University Institute (Law Dept. in January-February 2009 as Fernand Braudel Fellow; and as Marie Curie Research Fellow in 2010-2012). Anagnostou is an expert with extensive research experience (over fifteen years) on issues of human rights and European governance. Her research has focused on the influence that courts, international law and supranational institutions exert in advancing rights, specifically in relation to gender equality, minorities, migrants and vulnerable groups. Anagnostou has coordinated two large research projects funded by the European Commission 6th Framework Program and has also participated as a partner in several other EU research projects under the 6th and 7th Framework Programs, as well as in Horizon 2020. Her articles have appeared in several book chapters and journals such as Journal of Law and Society, European Journal of International Law, West European Politics, Southeast European Politics, International Journal of Human Rights, Canadian Journal of Law and Society, and European Public Law, among others. She is currently working on a book manuscript on litigation and legal mobilization in the European Court of Human Rights. E-mail: email@example.com. pdf
Areti Mavrommati – Lagani
Areti Mavrommati – Lagani is a graduate of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Athens. In the period 2018 – 2020, she continued her postgraduate studies at the Department of Social Policy of Panteion University. During her studies, she researched issues related to gender equality and labor policies. Her dissertation focuses on the demands of the feminist movement and its influence in different EU countries for the adoption of policies to combat violence against women. She continues her research on the demands of the feminist movement and the policies to counteract violence against women as a Ph.D. student in the Department of Social Policy. Areti Mavrommati – Lagani participates in the proceedings of the Association of Postgraduate students and Ph.D. candidates of Panteion University as well as in smaller feminist groups in Greece and abroad. pdf
Athena Athanasiou is Professor of Social Anthropology and Gender Theory at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (Athens, Greece). Among her publications are the books: Agonistic Mourning: Political Dissidence and the Women in Black (Edinburgh University Press, 2017); Dispossession: The Performative in the Political (with Judith Butler, Polity Press, 2013); Crisis as a ‘State of Exception’ (Athens, 2012); Life at the Limit: Essays on Gender, Body and Biopolitics (Athens, 2007); Rewriting Difference: Luce Irigaray and ‘the Greeks’ (co-ed. with Elena Tzelepis, SUNY Press, 2010). She has been a fellow at the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, at Brown University, and at the Center for the Study of Social Difference, at Columbia University. She is/has been a member of the editorial advisory board of the journals Critical Times, Feminist Formations, Philosophy and Society, feministiqά, The Greek Review of Social Research, Journal of Modern Greek Studies, and Journal of Greek Media and Culture. pdf
Prof. Xenia Chryssochoou obtained degrees in Psychology from the University of Athens and the University Rene Descartes-Paris V (PhD 1996). She has worked at different Universities in France, Switzerland and the United Kingdom before moving in 2004 at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences where she is currently Professor of Social and Political Psychology and Director of the Social and Political Psychology lab. Her research interests concern the social psychological aspects of identity construction in liberal societies, issues of migration and multiculturalism and political participation. In particular, she is interested on issues of equality and justice in liberal democracies. She has written extensively scientific papers and books and she has directed special issues and collective books on these subjects. She is a member of many international scientific societies and she has been a member of an international network looking at the issues preventing women in reaching high positions in Academia. She served in the Executive Committee and as Secretary of the European Association of Social Psychology, and as an Adviser for multiculturalism for the Council of Europe (2004-2005). She is currently vice-President of the Scientific Council of the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation. pdf
Maria Stratigaki is Associate Professor at the Department of Social Policy of Panteion University. She served as Vice-Mayor of the City of Athens in charge of Social Solidarity, Welfare and Equality (2014–2019). She was appointed Secretary General for Gender Equality (2009–2012).
She worked at the European Commission (Equal opportunities between women and men) (1991-1999). She was scientific responsible for projects: Gender Studies in Social and Political Sciences at Panteion University (2003-2008), GeMIC (Gender, Migration and Intercultural Interaction in the South East Europe) and MIG@NET (Migration, Gender and Digital Networks) both funded by the EU Research Programme FP7.
She has published in Social Politics, the European Journal of Women’s Studies, Les Cahiers du Genre.
She is an active member of women’s organisations in academia and a founding member of the first European Feminist Think Tank Gender 5+. She is President of the Greek Association of Women Academics (ELEGYP). pdf
Eirini Avramopoulou is Assistant Professor of Social Anthropology, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece. She has attained her PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge (2012). Her research interests include anthropology of human rights, social movements and gender/queer activism; feminist and psychoanalytic approaches to subjectivity, biopolitics and affect; and more recently she focuses on displacement, memory and trauma in the island of Leros, Greece. She is the author of Porno-graphics and Porno-tactics: Desire, Affect and Representation in Pornography, (co-edited with Irene Peano, 2016, Punctum Books), and Το Συν-αίσθημα στο Πολιτικό: Υποκειμενικότητες, Εξουσίες και Ανισότητες στο Σύγχρονο Κόσμο (Affect in the Political: Subjectivities, Power and Inequalities in the Modern World), 2018, Nisos: Athens. pdf
Panteion University administrative staff, Valentini Grigoriadou, is deputy head of the Computer Systems Operation & Maintenance Department of the Directorate of Computerization and is in charge of the Network Operations Center of the institution. She is a doctoral candidate at the Dpt of Psychology, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (thesis title: “Innovative data storage and transmission, blockchain technology, socio-psychological impact, approaches and applications in education and learning”). She holds a B.Sc. in Science & Technology – Computer Science (Hellenic Open University) and a MSc in Advanced Informatics and Computing Systems – Software Development and Αrtificial Intelligence (University of Piraeus). She speaks Greek (mother tongue), French and English. pdf
Paraskevi Touri is member of Special Technical Laboratory Personnel at the Centre for Gender Studies since May of 2016 and has been working as assistant researcher since 2004. She took her MSc in Social Change (2004) from the Department of Social Policy in Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences after completing her undergraduate studies in social policy and social anthropology. She has been responsible for the administrative and financial coordination of European research projects and organized various conferences, seminars and transnational research meetings. pdf