Michalis Kontopodis studied Psychology in Greece, France, and Poland and accomplished his PhD at the Free University Berlin, Germany. He works as a research associate at the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research at the University of Amsterdam. He is engaged in theoretical and empirical work on cultural-historical approaches to learning and development. He worked at Humboldt University Berlin from 2007 to 2010, and was a visiting scholar at City University New York and at New York University in 2009 as well as at the Pontificia Universidade Católica de São Paolo, Brazil in 2010. Since 2010, he has also been an external coordinator of the Ph.D. Summer University in Cultural-Historical Psychology at Moscow State University of Psychology and Education.
He has co-edited three special issues (journals: Outlines: Critical Practice Studies; Memory Studies; Science, Technology & Human Values), one special dialogue section (ETHOS) and three books, most recently Children, Development and Education: Cultural, Historical, Anthropological Perspectives, with Springer (2011, coedited with C. Wulf & B. Fichtner). His monograph Neoliberalism, Pedagogy and Human Development is in print with Routledge – Taylor & Francis.
- Amsterdam Inst. of Social Science Research, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam
- Tel. +31 (0) 20 525 2456
- Email: M.Kontopodis@uva.nl
- Web: http://mkontopodis.wordpress.com/