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John Karamichas

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John Karamichas

Lecturer in Sociology  
Room G 0.22, 6 College Park 
Ext 3237; Email: j.karamichas@qub.ac.uk

BA Hons. (Staffordshire University)
MA (Keele University)
PhD (University of Kent, Canterbury)
PGCHET (Queen’s University Belfast)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research Interests

My research interests revolve around the areas of environmental sociology, sustainable development, Mega-sport events and related social protest and contestation.  I am a member of the Identities, Lifestyle and Culture Research Cluster and participate in the Education committee in my capacity as Disability and Equality Officer. I am also member of the University Ethics Committee and Careers Liaison Adviser of Sociology
students in the School

I am also sociology moderator for Access to Higher Education Programmes, and a member of the British Sociological Association; the European Sociological Association and the Political Studies Association.

I will welcome inquiries from those wishing to conduct postgraduate research on topics related to my own areas of expertise. 

Teaching

Module Convenor

Green Criminology (CRM2004)
Social Science Research On-line (SOC9023)

Other Teaching

Sociology of Development and Change (SOC3006) – Primary instructor
Understanding Society (SOC1001)
The Development of Social Theory (SOC2001)
Introducing Criminology (CRM1001)
Criminology Research Project and Dissertation (CRM3002)
Sociology Research Project and Dissertation (SOC3007)
Key Debates in Social Theory and Practice (Soc9024)
MA Sociology Dissertation (SOC9026)
Masters in Social Research Methods (MRes) Dissertation (SOC9019)

Publications

Books/Edited Volumes

The Olympic Games and the Environment.  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 4 January 2013

Olympic Games, Mega-Events and Civil Societies: Globalization, Environment, Resistance. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, November 2011/January 2012 (with Graeme Hayes).

Environmental Sociology, Athens: Kritiki, October, 2008 (with Iosif Botetzagias, in Greek) 

New and Alternative Social Movements in Spain: The Left, Identity and Globalizing Processes, special issue South European Society & Politics, 12/3 (2007)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

(2009) G. Tsantopoulos and J. Karamichas, ‘Communication and Greek Environmental Organisations: Means of Communication and Influencing Factors’, Journal of Environmental Protection & Ecology, Vol. 10, pp. 266-284.

(2009) I. Botetzagias and J. Karamichas, ‘Grassroots mobilisations against waste disposal sites in Greece’, Environmental Politics, Vol. 18, pp. 939-959. 

(2009) ‘The December 2008 riots in Greece’, Social Movements Studies, Vol. 8, pp. 289-293.

(2008) ‘Red and Green Facets of Political Ecology.  Accounting for Electoral Prospects in Greece’, Journal of Modern Greek Studies, Vol. 26, pp. 311-336.

(2008) ‘Accessing the Institutions: The Road to the Socialist-Green Alliance in Spain’, Mediterranean Politics, pp. 419-437.

(2007) ‘The impact of the 2007 forest fires in Greece: Recent environmental mobilizations, cyber-activism and electoral performance’, South European Society & Politics, Vol. 12, pp.  521-533.

(2007) ‘Key issues in the study of new and alternative social movements in Spain: The Left, Identity and Globalizing Processes’,South European Society & Politics,Vol. 12/3, pp. 273-293.

Book Chapters

(2012) G. Hayes and J. Karamichas, ‘Introduction: Sport Mega-Events. Sustainable Development and Civil Societies’ in Olympic Games, Mega-Events and Civil Societies: Globalization, Environment, Resistance. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-29.

(2012) ‘Olympic Games as an opportunity for the Ecological Modernization of the Host Nation: The Cases of Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004’ in Olympic Games, Mega-Events and Civil Societies: Globalization, Environment, Resistance. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 151-171.

(2012) ‘Conclusion: Sports Mega-Events: Disputed Places, Systemic Contradictions and Critical Moments’ in Olympic Games, Mega-Events and Civil Societies: Globalization, Environment, Resistance. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 149-261.

(2012) ‘A Source of Crisis? Assessing Athens 2004’ in The Palgrave Handbook of Olympic Studies: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 163-177.

(2012) ‘The Olympics and the Environment’ 2004’ in The Palgrave Handbook of Olympic Studies: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 381-393.

(2010) I. Botetzagias and J. Karamichas, ‘Grassroots mobilisations against waste disposal sites in Greece’, in Rootes, C. & Leonard, L. (Eds), Environmental Movements and Waste Infrastructure, London: Routledge.

Recent Book Reviews

(2011), Review of Environmental Activism in China.  Lei Xei. London & New York: Routledge. Environmental Politics, 20/2.

(2010). Review of Environmental Governance in China. Neil T. Carter and Arthur P. J. Mol. London & New York: Routledge. Environmental Politics, 19/3

(2009), Review of Green Criminology. Nigel South and Piers Beirne. Aldershot: Ashgate, Environmental Politics, 18/2, pp. 313-14.

Reviewing

I have peer-reviewed articles for the following journals: European Journal of Political Research, The sociological Quarterly; Global Networks; Social Movements Studies; Journal of Common Market Studies; Local Environment and Environmental Politics 

I have also reviewed research grant applications for the Irish Research Council in the Humanities and Social Sciences and the ESRC