Roy Panagiotopoulou is Professor Emerita of Sociology at the Faculty of Communication and Media
Studies, University of Athens. She completed her studies and her PhD at the University of Heidelberg. Previous appointments: Scientific Assistant at the Institute of Sociology, University of Heidelberg, Research Associate at the Ministry of Research and Technology (Greece), Research Fellow at the National Center for Social Research of Greece. She is co-chair of the Research Network Communications and Media Research of the European Sociological Association
(ESA). Her research and teaching interests are in political communication and electoral campaigning, social movements and NGO’s, Euroscepticism migration and populist movements, organizational communication, electronic bureaucracy, new technologies and new media, promotion and media coverage of the Olympic Games.
She has participated in many conferences and has published numerous articles and is the author of the books: Communication in Organizations (Kritiki 1997), Television Beyond Frontiers: Regional and Local Television in Greece (Kastaniotis 2004), and editor of the books, The ‘Construction’ of Reality and the Mass Media (Alexandria 1998), Globalization and Modern Society (National Centre for Social Research 2003), Digital Challenge: Media and Democracy (Typothito 2004) and Athens 2004: Post-Olympic Considerations (Ethniko Typografeio 2006) and Social Development in Modern Greece (Sakkoulas 2006).