Kousis Maria


Ελληνική έκδοση σελίδας

Professor in Sociology ( Development and Environment)


University of Crete
Department of Sociology
Gallos Campus
74100 Rethymno Greece
Tel: +302831077477
Fax: +302831077467
e-mail:kousis.m at uoc.gr
Office hours: to be announce with the beginning of the teaching classes
GGCRISI, The Greeks, the Germans and the Crisis
Reinventing Democracy in Europe: Youth Doing Politics in Times of Increasing Inequalities


  • 1979 B.A. La Salle University (Sociology and History, cum laude)
  • 1980 M.A. University of Michigan (Sociology)
  • 1984 Ph.D. University of Michigan (Sociology)


Teaching & Academic Positions

Since 1987, she teaches Sociology at the University of Crete. Recent course topics include: Environmental Sociology; Environmental Movements; Society and Bioethics; Social Research Methods.

She is former Chair of the Department of Sociology (2002-2006), former Director of Graduate Studies in Sociology (2004-08) and Vice Director of the MSc program in Bioethics at the University of Crete (2010-2012)

Fields of academic interests and research specialization

  • Environmental sociology and environmental politics
  • Social movements, with an emphasis on the environmental movement
  • Bioethics and social movements
  • Political and socio-economic dimensions of sustainable development
  • Social change in southern Europe and Mediterranean regions
  • Tourism, rural areas
  • Research methods, with an emphasis on protest event/case/claims analysis

Selected Publications

  • 2018    Roose, J., M. Kousis, M. Sommer, F. Scholl, K. Kanellopoulos, A. Loukakis “New Rage, New Perspectives? Protest in the Eurozone Crisis in Greece and Germany” Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie (forthcoming)
  • 2017    Kousis, M. (guest editor) “Alternative Forms of Resilience Confronting Hard Economic Times. A South European Perspective” special section PArtecipazione e COnflitto
  • 2017    Kousis, M. and M. Paschou “Alternative Forms of Resilience: A Typology of approaches for the study of Citizen Collective Responses in Hard Economic Times,” in special section Alternative Forms of Resilience Confronting Hard Economic Times. A South European Perspective, PArtecipazione e COnflitto, 10(1), 136-168
  • 2016   Lahusen, C., M. Kousis, J. Kiess and M. Paschou “Political Claims and Discourse Formations: A Comparative Account on Germany and Greece in the Eurozone Crisis”, Politics & Policy, special issue Citizens’ Responses to the European Economic Crisis in the Public Domain edited by M. Cinalli and M.Giugni.
  • 2014    Diani, M. and M. Kousis “The Duality of Claims and Events: The Greek Campaign against Troika’s Memoranda and Austerity, 2010-2012” Mobilization special issue «Researching Collective Action through Networks: Taking Stock and the Way Forward«, 19(4), 387-404.