ESA 2017 Conference Programme | Athens | 29.08.2017 – 01.09.2017

The first “hints” of the ESA 2017 Conference sessions are published online! Further information and details about the Plenaries and the Semi-plenaries are also available below:



Plenary Sessions 


Tuesday, 29 August 2017 | 18:00 – 19:30

Opening Plenary with David Harvey and Eva Illouz


Wednesday, 30 August 2017 | 20:00 – 21:30

Special Evening with Yanis Varoufakis and Donatella della Porta


Friday, 1 September 2017 | 18:00 – 19:30

Closing Plenary with Wendy Brown and Hartmut Rosa



Semi-plenary Sessions 


Wednesday, 30 August 2017 | 9:00 – 10:30

SP01: The Structural Transformation of Europe’s Public Sphere in the Age of Extremes with Ruth Wodak and Nicolas Demertzis

SP02Migration in Times of Europe’s Economic Crisis with Elisabeth Scheibelhofer and Guglielmo Meardi

SP03: The Sociology of Sustainable Food Consumption with Julie Guthman and Lotte Holm

SP04Questioning Boundaries of Age and Place: Child Refugees in an Uncertain Europe with Pascale Garnier and Rachel Rosen


Wednesday, 30 August 2017 | 11:00 – 12:30

SP05: Anatomy of the Greek Crisis with Maria Petmesidou and Nicos Mouzelis

SP06: (Un)Making Europe with Stefan Immerfall and Kostas Maronitis

SP07: (Un)Making Capitalism with Lara Monticelli and Paul Raekstad

SP08: (Un)Making Solidarities with N.N. and Pekka Juhani Sulkunen

SP09: (Un)Making Subjectivities with Anastasia Denisova and Nayia Kamenou


Friday, 1 September 2017 | 9:00 – 10:30

SP10: Right-Wing Extremism and Islamist Extremism in Europe: Similarities and Differences with Esther Webman and N.N.

SP11Care Labour and Affective Labour in the Global Care Chain with Konstantina Davaki and Lise Widding Isaksen

SP12: The Transformations of Capitalism in Eastern Europe with Jan Drahokoupil and Svetlana Stephenson

SP13: Public Sociology and Public Intellectuals in Times of Europe’s Crisis with Markus Schulz and Maria Kousis



The Conference Programme will be updated periodically as more information becomes available, please check back regularly for updates.

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