Despina Papadopoulou was born in Thessaloniki in 1964. She studied law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1982-1986). She completed her postgraduate studies in the social sciences, with specialisation in Sociology, at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) and at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) (1988-1989). She received her doctorate degree in 1994 from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She is Professor at the Department of Social Policy of the Panteion University in the field of the Sociology of Change and Exclusion and Head of the Department. She has published a lot of articles, edited collective volumes, participated in a monograph and published empirical pieces of research.
Sociology of Social Exclusion and Social Change