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Pantelis Lekkas (a.k.a. Padelis Lekas)

  Political Science
  Political Sociology


Contact information

Office telephone:
  210 368 8958
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Office address:
  6 Themistokleous Street, 3rd floor, office 21
Office hours:
  Thursday 12:00-14:00


Curriculum Vitae

Pantelis Lekkas (a.k.a. Padelis Lekas) holds a BA in Sociology (First Class Honours) from Sussex University (1982), and a PhD from Cambridge University (1986). He was the recipient of a Schilizzi Scholarship (1979-1982) and of a King’s College External Studentship (1982-1985). He has taught at the universities of Thessaloniki (1987-1989 & 2002-2008), Crete (1989-1993), Ionian (1989-1992) and Panteion (1992-2002), and since 2008 he has been teaching at Athens University. He was also Marie Curie Fellow at Warwick University (1996), Senior Visiting Lecturer at Haifa University (2000), Visiting Associate Professor at Cyprus University (2004), and Onassis Senior Visiting Scholar lecturing at QCNY, McGill, Stanford, San FranciscoState, and Illinois universities (2012). He is the author of several articles and of four books. His research interests lie in political sociology, historical sociology, classical and modern social theory, and theories of nationalism.


  • Abstraction and Experience: Toward a Formalist Theory of Ideology (in Greek; 2012).
  • Playing with Time: Nationalism and Modernity (in Greek; 2001, 2011).
  • Nationalist Ideology: Five Working Hypotheses in Historical Sociology (in Greek; 1992, 1996, 2006).
  • Marx on Classical Antiquity: Problems of Historical Methodology (in English; 1988).

Recent Publications

  • "Political Ideologies as Civic Religions", in: I.A.D.Metaxas (ed.), Political Science: an interdisciplinary and critical approach, volume VIII, Athens: I. Sideris (in Greek; 2016).
  • Abstraction and Experience: Toward a Formalist Theory of Ideology (in Greek; 2012).
  • Outward Link "The War of Greek Independence (1821-1829)", in: Gordon Martel (ed.), The Encyclopedia of War (2011).