TSIOLIS GEORGIOSΕλληνική έκδοση σελίδας

Professor on Research Methodology in Social Sciences – Qualitative Research Methods.

University of Crete
Department of Sociology
Gallos Campus
741 00 Rethymno, Greece
Email: tsiolisg at uoc.gr
CV Tsiolis


  • PhD in Social Science. Department of Sociology. University of Crete (2002)
  • B.A. in Philosophy and Social Science. Department of Philosophy and Social Studies. University of Crete (1989)

Teaching Interests

  • Qualitative methods of social research
  • Analysis of qualitative data
  • Biographical and narrative approach
  • Social identities and biographies in the late modernity.

Fields of academic interests

  • Methodology of Social Research
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Biographical & narrative approach
  • Mixed and combined method
  • Secondary analysis of qualitative data
  • Sociology of work

Selected publications

  • G. Tsiolis, Precarious biographies. Career Pathways and Identities in the Transforming World of Work. Athens: Gutenberg. 2023 (Forthcoming).
  • G.Tsiolis & , I. Siouti, Exploring biographies in a rapidly changing labor world. Current Sociology, 2023. 71(4), 587–606.
  • I. Kallas, D. Kondyli, A. Linardis, N. Nagopoulos, G. Tsiolis (Eds.): Development of Infrastructures for the Production and Management of Social Sciences Data. Athens: Alexandria / Social Data Network. 2022.
  • G. Tsiolis & M. Christodoulou, Social causation and Biographical Research. Philosophical, theoretical, and methodological arguments. London / New York, Routledge (Serie: Routledge Advances in Research Methods). ISDN: 9780367620363. 2021.
  • G. Tsiolis & Z. Kasseri, Drug addiction treatment as biographical work: Life-stories of young women in recovery from addiction. In: Caroline Chatwin, Gary R. Potter & Bernd Werse (Eds.), Who? Variation and distinction in the European drugs landscape. Pabst. 2021. S. 41-56.
  • G. Tsioliς & I. Siouti, „Wenn ich Widerstand merke, dann mache ich erst recht weiter… “. Im Gespräch mit Gabriele Rosenthal über ihre Geschichte als Biographieforscherin. In Köttig M. & N. Witte, (Hrsg.): Biographie und Gesellschaft. Weinheim: Beltz Juventa. 2021.
  • G. Tsiolis, O campo da pesquisa biográfica na Grécia: desenvolvimento histórico e perspectiva atual (The field of biographical research in Greece: historical development and actual perspectives). Revista Brasileira de Pesquisa (Auto) Biográfica (RBPAB), v.03, n.09, 2018, pp. 846-859. DOI: 10.31892/rbpab2525-426X.2018.v3.n9.p846-859.
  • G. Tsiolis, Biographieforschung in Griechenland. In H. Lutz, M. Schiebel & E. Tuider (Hrsg.) Handbuch Biographieforschung. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. 2018, S. 753-764.
  • G. Tsiolis: Analyzing qualitative data: dilemmas, opportunities, processes. In: I. Pyrgiotakis & Cr. Theofilidis (eds) Research Methodology in Social Sciences and Education. Contribution to epistemology and research praxis. Athens: Pedio. 2016. (in Greek). pp. 422-450.
  • G. Tsiolis: Methods and techniques of analysis in qualitative social research. Athens: Kritiki 2014. (in Greek). ISBN: 978- 960-218-885-9
  • G. Tsiolis & I. Siouti (ed.): Biographical (re)constructions in late modernity. Theoretical and methodological issues of biographical research in social sciences. Athens: Nisos. 2013 (in Greek). ISBN: 978-960-9535-64-9
  • G. Tsiolis. Biographical constructions and transformations: using biographical methods for studying transcultural identities. Papers – Revista de Sociologia (Autonomic University of Barcelona), 2012, 97 (1): 113-127.
  • G. Tsiolis, N. Serdedakis & I. Kallas (ed,): Research infrastructures and data in empirical social research. Issues of record, documentation and analysis of social data. Athens: Kritiki. 2011, ISBN: 978-960-9535-02-1
  • G. Tsiolis: Life histories and biographical narrations. Biographical approach in qualitative social research. Athens: Kritiki 2006.(in Greek).ISBN: 960-218-481-7