International Conference
Filmic and Media Narratives of the Crisis: Contemporary Representations
November 7th and 8th 2019

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International scientific committe


Bendahan Mohamed

Full Professor, Mohammed V University of Rabat

Mohamed BENDAHAN, is 47 years old, Professor in SIC and Head of Department of Communication Sciences and Techniques, Faculty of Letters and Humanities (FLHS), Mohammed V University of Rabat. Member of the Research Laboratory "Language, Translation, Communication and Culture" (LT2C) and Director of the Doctoral School "Information and Communication Sciences" (SICOM). Member of the Research Group "Books and Publishing in Morocco", FLHS Rabat. Associate member of the international network "Populations, Cultures, Languages and Development" (POCLANDE) at Paris Diderot-Sorbonne University.Moroccan leader of the PHC Maghreb Cooperation Project 2017/2020, "Communication and Mutations of the Public Space". Member of the French Society of Information and Communication Sciences (FSICS). Member of the "Media Studies and Research Group" "GERmedias" founded within SFSIC. It works within the following lines of research: the constitution of the field of communication in Morocco / the media and their uses in society / public space and communication / writing and changes in society.

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Constantopoulou Christiana

Full Professor, Panteion University

PhD in Sociology Decartes University (Sorbonne) 1990, Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences since 2007. RC14 President (2006-up to now), member of the Board of RC13 (2010-2014).AISLF member of the executive board 1996-2004 & 2008-2016, responsible of RC of Identity and Politics and Political Sociology; 2004-2005 VP of the Hellenic Sociological Association (2004). Member of the scientific committee of reviews (“Sociétés”, Paris, “Socio-Anthropologie”, Paris, “Sociologies” –on line review, “French Journal for Media Research” –on line review, OJSS on-line review etc.). Article reviewer; Knight of the Order of Academic Palms (French Ministry of National Education 2012). Author of many scientific articles and monographic works (mostly in Greek, French and English but also translated in Portuguese & Bulgarian) focusing essentially on the communicational structures of contemporary societies.

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Maigret Eric

Full Professor, New Sorbonne University

Éric Maigret is Professor of Sociology of Media and Cultural Studies at Paris 3 New Sorbonne University and he co-introduced Cultural Studies in France. He organized the world congress Crossroads in Cultural Studies in 2012, the Cerisy conference dedicated to Cultural Studies in 2015 and he is the director of the scientific collection Médiacultures (Armand Colin-INA). He has published Sociologie de la communication et des médias (nouvelle édition en 2015), Penser les médiacultures (co-direction en 2005), Cultural Studies Anthologie (co-direction en 2008).

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Mitropoulou Eleni

Full Professor, University of Haute Alsace 

Professor at the Department of Information and Communication and the Laboratory CRESAT (Research Center on Economics, Societies, Arts and Techniques) at the University of Haute Alsace, my research and teaching areas are the discourses, processes and the practices of mediated communication. From mass media to digital screen devices, my approach is a semiotic critique of communication based on interactions between information, culture and even education. Institutional, artistic, scientific, didactic, tourist, professional, non-professional, advertising or even journalistic spheres constitute the fields of observation.

Deputy Director of Cresat and elected member of the Council of the Faculty of Economic, Social and Legal Sciences since 2018 (University of Mulhouse), I directed the Doctoral School "Cognition, behaviors, languages" for the site of the University of Limoges from 2014 to 2017.

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Najjar Sihem

Full Professor,  ISSHT - Université Tunis El-Manar

Sihem NAJAR is a socio-anthropologist, Professor at the ISSHT - University of Tunis El Manar where she coordinated the License of Social and Cultural Anthropology and chaired the Master "Social Change and Strategies of development ". She is also a Research Associate with CAWTAR and IRMC. Her work deals with identity negotiations in a changing social environment (using ICTs, gender relations, youth practices, daily interactions ...). She led a research project at the ONJ with the support of IDRC on "Youth, Legitimacy and Social Recognition in Socio-political Transformation Processes in Tunisia" (2014-2018). She has also coordinated a research program at IRMC on "Virtual Communication and Transformations of Social Connections and Identities in the Mediterranean" (2009-2013). She has directed collective works including:

- Processus d’identification en Méditerranée, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2014.

- Le cyberactivisme au Maghreb et dans le monde arabe, Paris, IRMC/ Karthala, 2013.

- Les réseaux sociaux sur Internet à l’heure des transitions démocratiques, Paris, IRMC/ Karthala, 2013.

- Penser la société tunisienne aujourd’hui, Tunis, Cérès production, 2013.

- Les nouvelles sociabilités du Net en Méditerranée, Paris, IRMC/ Karthala, 2012.

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Péquignot Bruno

Emeritus Professor, New Sorbonne University

Bruno Péquignot is Professor Emeritus of Sociology. Member of CERLIS, UMR 8070 Sorbonne Nouvelle / Paris Descartes / CNRS and also member of the scientific committee of IREMMO. His themes of interests are: Sociology of arts and of culture, history and epistemology of social sciences. He has published 9 books and more than 200 articles and chapters of books. Additionally, he is editorial Director for Humanities and Social Sciences of L’Harmattan Editions.

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Rochdi Mohamed

Attaché of the scientific and academic cooperation, French Embassy in Athens

Mohamed Rochdi is the attaché of the scientific and academic cooperation at the French Embassy in Athens since September 2018. He works at the French Institute of Greece. Before coming to Greece, he was the President of the University of Reunion Island for during two mandates, from 2008 to 2016. Previously, he was the first vice-president of this university until 2007, before being appointed, in December 2007, as the regional delegate of research and technology for Reunion and advisor of research and technology alongside the Préfect of Mayotte. He is a holder of a bachelor's degree in mathematics (1987) and a university degree in mathematics and physics obtained in Morocco. He continued his academic studies in Clermont-Ferrand and then in Perpignan, where he obtained his Licence and his Master and finally, his PhD in applied mathematics in 1997. In 1998, Mohamed Rochdi joined the University of Reunion as an associate professor. He became a professor at that university in 2002 after supporting his “habilitation à diriger des recherches”. His research interests deal with the mathematical methods in contact mechanics and systems, the dynamic processes in thermo-viscoelasticity and the conditions of friction, sliding and damage of materials. Director of the Institute for Research in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at Reunion University from 2000 to 2003, Mohamed Rochdi was President of the Cyclotron-Reunion-Indian-Ocean from 2011 to 2016, Vice President and then President of La Reunion Technopole, housing the Reunion regional incubator and Vice President of the Qualitropic competitiveness cluster.

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Roventa-Frumusani Daniela

Emeritus Professor, University of Bucharest

Daniela ROVENȚA-FRUMUŞANI (Ph.D.) is professora emerita at the University of Bucharest (Department of Cultural Anthropology and Communication), member of the Doctoral School of Communication Sciences and of ISDS - Interdisciplinary School of Doctoral Studies. Specialist in semiotics, gender studies and discourse analysis, she authored 8 books, over 100 studies and articles, published in Quaderni, Communication, ESSACHESS, Réseaux, Degrés, Poetics, Canadian Journal for Communication. She is member of the ISA-RC14 board ,since 2010, of the SFSIC (French Society of the Information and Communication Sciences), and of the scientific committees of Recherches féministes, Communication, Essachess, Interstudia, The International Journal of Cross-Cultural Studies and Environmental Communication.

Spurk Jan

Full Professor, Paris Descartes University 

Sociologist, Full Professor, Paris Descartes University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Sorbonne,

Fields of research: Social theories, critical theories, subjectivities, public spaces

Latest publications:

1. Contre l’industrie culturelle. Les enjeux de la libération, Le Bord de l’Eau, Lormont, 2016.

2. Au-delà de la crise ?, Éditions du Croquant, Vulaines-sur-Seine, 2016.

3. Les limites de l’indignation ou la révolution commence-t-elle à Bure ?, Éditions du Croquant, Vulaines-sur-Seine, 2017.

4. Sociologues dans la cité, Éditions du Croquant, Vulaines-sur-Seine, 2018.

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Local Scientific committe


Christodoulou Nicolas

Director of the department of Examinations and Certificates, French Institute of Athens

Director of the department of Examinations and Certificates of the French Institute of Greece, Nicolas Christodoulou is a professor of French Literature and Civilisation as well as a professors’ instructor/trainer for the diplomas delivered by Sorbonne University, the French Ministry of Education and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Paris. Nicolas Christodoulou is the chairman of the Sorbonne Examination Board and the National Coordination DELF DALF Committee in Greece. As part of his duties, he has been member of different jury thesis and has taught French literature (XXe) for Sorbonne University (Bachelor) in Athens. He has organized - along with Sorbonne University - and participated as a speaker in more than 20 seminars on French literature in the French Institute of Greece. Author of seventeen books (in French) on methodology (essay, summary, dissertation), translation and grammar, he has also published many articles in French and Greek journals especially about Marcel Proust whose work has been his PhD subject. Furthermore, he has been awarded the honour of “Chevalier, Officier et Commandeur des Palmes académiques” by the French government for his efforts for the promotion of the French language and values. Since 2007, he is the chairman of the prestigious Ordre des Palmes académiques in Greece. Finally, amidst his social activities, it has to be mentioned that he is the elected president of the Staff Union of the French Institute since 1995.

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Gazi Angeliki

Assistant Professor, Panteion University

Αngeliki Gazi is an Assistant Professor in Research Methods at the Department of Communication, Media and Culture, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens.Her research interests concerns the fields of Identity, Emotions, Relationships in Radio, Television, Internet - Interpersonal, Intergroup Communication, Identity and Emotions via Μediated Experience Applications, Social Media, Mobile Phones, Locative Media - Personal Relationships in Technopsychological Systems and Hybrid Environments. She is a founding member and Chair of the Division: Media Psychology and Technology, of Hellenic Psychological Association, founding member and former member of the Scientific Board of Social Computing Research Center, Cyprus University of Technology, a member of Scientific Committee of Groupe de Recherches et d’ Etudes sur la Radio (GRER), a founding member and former Vice Chair of the Radio Research Section of European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA).

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Livas Sotirios

Associate Professor, Ionian University

Sotiris Livas is Associate Professor of International Law at Ionian University, Corfu. He is currently President of the Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpretation, member of the Board of Directors of the said university, director of the postgraduate studies program: Language and Politics and coordinator of the Placements program of the department. He has taken part in various European scientific and academic programs: Mobilities, Eurolect, Training National Judges in European Competition Law. He teaches International Law, International Relations, Politics and Law in the Middle East, Legal Translation (in the postgraduates program), Political Language Applied (in a postgraduate level). He has worked for many years as a Lawyer and a Legal Counsellor. He has written four books, translated and edited four books, written more than twenty articles and more than seventy reviews. 

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Maniou Theodora

Lecturer, University of Cyprus

Dr Theodora Maniou is a lecturer in Journalism at the Department of Social & Political Sciences, University of Cyprus. She holds a PhD & a BA in Journalism (School of Journalism & Mass Media, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), and an MA in Communication’s Policy Studies (CITY, University of London, UK). Her area of specialization focuses on new models of journalism, television studies and multimedia. She is a member of the Journalistic Union of Macedonia-Thrace (Greece), the European Federation of Journalists and the International Federation of Journalists.

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Paradeisi Maria

Associate Professor, Panteion University

Maria Paradeisi is associate professor in the department of Communication, Media and Culture at the Panteion University. She studied Law, Political Sociology and Cinema in Greece and France. She teaches History and Theory of Cinema. She is interest in Greek Cinema and gender in the Greek Cinema.

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Skarpelos Yannis

Full Professor, Panteion University

Yannis Skarpelos is Associate Professor of Visual Cultural Studies at the Department of Communication, Media and Culture, Panteion University. He studied Sociology, and is teaching Visual Culture and Computation Visual Culture at Panteion since 1996. He is a member of the International Visual Sociology Association. His recent publications include:

  • The Uncertain Signs, Athens: Topos 2019.
  • Big Visual Data in Social Sciences, in C . M. Stuetzer, M. Welker & M. Egger (eds.), Computational Social Science in the Age of Big Data: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, Köln: Herbert von Halem Verlag (2018).
  • Towards a Quantitative Visual Semiotics? in Kr. Bankov (editor in chief), New Semiotics Between Tradition and Innovation: Proceedings of the world congress of the IASS/AIS, NBU Publishing House & IASS Publications (2017).
  • Image and Society: From Social Photography to Visual Sociology, Athens: Topos 2011.

Thanopoulou Maria

Research Director,  National Center for Social Research in Greece

Maria Thanopoulou was born in Athens. She has studied Law at the University of Athens , as well as Sociology and Social Anthropology at the University René Descartes – Paris V ( License 1979- Maitrise 1980) and the University Paris VII- Jussieu ( DEA1981). In 1987 she obtained a PhD in Sociology at the University Paris VII- Jussieu specializing in Sociology of memory. Since 1984 she has been working at the National Center for Social Research in Greece having today the status of Research Director. Her research interests are related to the following issues : gender equality, collective memory , collective identity, Oral History, qualitative research, biographical method, as well as social integration of socially excluded groups (migrants, unemployed ex-prisoners etc.) Her publications in books and articles in greek and foreign reviews are relative to her research interests.

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