Pechtelidis Yannis

Ακαδημαϊκή Βαθμίδα: 
Associate Professor
Γνωστικό Αντικείμενο: 
Sociology of Education
Telephone Number: 
24210 74702
pechtelidis [at] uth [dot] gr

Yannis Pechtelidis currently serves as an Associate Professor in Sociology of Education at the Department of Early Childhood Education, at the University of Thessaly in Greece. His research engages with the educational commons, childhood and youth from sociological and philosophical perspectives. He is a member of the: European Sociological Association (ESA), European Research Network for Sociology of Education, and European Research Network for Sociology of Childhood, International Discourse Analysis Network, International Association of Political Science. Also, he has participated in several Research Project, such as:

  • Heteropolitics’: Refiguring the Common and the Political. Action Acronym: HETEROPOLITICS - ERC Consolidator Grant 2017-2020 (Senior Collaborator).
  • Sociocultural Learning of Youth in Mobile Socieites - SLYMS-ERASMUS +, 2018-2021(Principal Investigator).
  • Blended Short-cycle Training Courses on ‘Commoning Practices’” (ComPra, 2020-KA203-CC093835). Erasmus plus. Host Institution: University of Thessaly, Coordinator: Yannis Pechtelidis. 2020-2023 
  • Learning Initiative for Elementary school Fun Oriented Resuscitation Coaching Europewide (LΙFE-FORCE, 2020-1-EL01-KA201-079184). Erasmus plus. Host Institution: University of Thessaly, Coordinator: Yannis Pechtelidis. 2020-2022. 
  •  SMOOTH EDUCATIONAL SPACES. PASSING THROUGH ENCLOSURES AND REVERSING INEQUALITIES THROUGH EDUCATIONAL COMMONS (SMOOTH, Call: H2020-SC6 TRANSFORMATIONS-2020, Number: 101004491). Host Institution: University of Thessaly, Coordinator: Yannis Pechtelidis. 2021-2023.

His work has been published in international edited volumes and peer-reviewed high impact journals.

Pechtelidis, Y. & Kioupkiolis, A. (2020). Education as Commons, Children as Commoners. The case study of the Little Tree community. Democracy & Education, 28 (1), Article 5. Available at:

Gaitan, L., Pechtelidis, Y., Tomas, C. and Fernandes, N. (2020). Children’s Lives in Southern Europe. Contemporary Challenges and Risks. Elgar.

Pechtelidis, Y. (2018). Heteropolitical Pedagogies, Citizenship and Childhood in Contemporary Greece, in C. Baraldi and T. Cockburn (eds). Theorising Childhood: Citizenship, Rights, and Participation. Palgrave Macmillan.

Pechtelidis Y and Stamou AG (2017) The “competent child” in times of crisis: a synthesis of Foucauldian with critical discourse analysis in Greek pre-school curricula. Palgrave Communications. 3:17065 doi: 10.1057/palcomms.2017.65

Kioupkiolis, A. & Pechtelidis, Y. (2017). Youth Ηeteropolitics in Crisis-ridden Greece, in J. Bessant and Sarah Picard (eds). Re-Generating Politics: Young People and New Forms of Politics in Times of Crises, Palgrave Macmillan.