Prof. em. Alexandros-Andreas Kyrtsis

Biographical Note

Alexandros-Andreas Kyrtsis is Professor of Sociology Emeritus, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His main fields of research are sociology of technology with special reference to social and organisational informatics, economic sociology and social studies of finance, social history of ideas, and social theory of urban and geographical space. To his recent interest belong science and technology diplomacy as well as transnational intellectual entanglements. Research in these latter fields takes place in cooperation with the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg (where he has been invited as visiting researcher for November 2021) and the Frei Universität Berlin. He has held teaching appointments at the University of Zurich; the University of Crete, where he was also adviser to the President, responsible for the organisation of the School of the Social Sciences; at the Universities of Thessaly and the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences. He was visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT – Program in Science Technology and Society), the London School of Economics and Political Science, at the University of Edinburgh, at the Institute of Advanced Studies on Science, Technology & Society in Graz, and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. He has been commissioned consultancy and research projects for the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology, the European Commission, as well as for the financial and the information technology sector (Alpha Bank Greece, Hellenic Bankers Association, Unisystems Ltd, National Bank of Greece, Swiss Re).

Latest publication:

 “From lobbyists to backstage diplomats: How insurers in the field of third party liability shaped nuclear diplomacy”. History & Technology, 37 (1) 25-43, 2021 (with Maria Rentetzi).