Skip to main navigation Skip to main content Skip to page footer




- Doctoral degree (PhD): Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Department of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, Athens Greece.

- Master of Arts (MA): BOSTON COLLEGE, Arts and Sciences-Literature and Culture, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA.

- Bachelor of Arts (BA): EMMANUEL COLLEGE, Boston Massachusetts, USA.

-Le degré supérieur: Cours  de civilisation française de la Sorbonne  (Paris IV) France.

-Certificate of Proficiency in English, the University of Cambridge.


Professor of Sociology: Gender Issues in Sport and Society

Department of Sociology, School of Economics and Political Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)


Email:  ikamper[at]soc.uoa[dot]gr  

UOA Scholar:


Google Scholar:



-Sexuality and Power

-Sociology of the Body

- Theories on Gender and Gender discrimination



Interdepartmental collaborations: undergraduate and graduate courses offered at the School of Physical Education and Sport Science of the NKUA:

- Introduction to Sociology

-Gender in Sport and Society

-Gender and Sport: Degendering in Sport and Society  (undergraduate course offered in English for CIVIS and Erasmus students).

Graduate courses:

-Sociology of Sport  (8 ECTS)

-Special Topics in Sport Sociology  (9 ECTS)

-Directed Study in Sport Sociology   (8 ECTS)


- Member of the Gender Equality and Anti-Discrimination Committee of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA).

- In the spirit of interdepartmental and interdisciplinary collaborations, appointedResponsible for Information Dissemination(2015-2023):  regarding academic activities (conferences, workshops, etc.), including distinctions, awards and achievements of the academic staff at the  NKUA’s School of Physical Education and Sport Science.


-Gender, Visibility, Agency, the Body, Sport, Social exclusion, Inclusion, Women’s underrepresentation in STEM and sport governance, Sexual harassment in sport, Gender in entrepreneurship.

-Women travelers of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries in Ottoman territories, first-hand accounts, narratives and travel writing:  the Multiethnic-multiracial harem slavery institution, Children’s harem, Women’s social and legal position in Islam, Dance and physical movement as symbols of social inferiority, Philhellenes, volunteers and activists of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Women’s agency in war zones, conflict conditions and conflict management, the East in the eyes of women travelers.


Kamberidou, I (2020) “Distinguished” Women Entrepreneurs in the Digital Economy and the Multitasking Whirlpool. Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 9:1, 3. Springer Open, pp. 1-26. Springer Nature   Link:

Kamberidou, I. (2013). Women Entrepreneurs. We Cannot Have Change Unless We Have Men in the Room’. Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 2(6): 1-17. SPRINGER: Link:

Kamberidou, I., & Pascall, N. (2020). The Digital Skills Crisis: Empowering Women in Cyberspace.  European Journal of Social Sciences Studies, 4(6), 1-33., DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3558799  URL:

Kamberidou, I., Bonias, A. & Patsantaras, N. (2019). Sport as a means of inclusion and integration for" those of us with disabilities". European Journal of Physical Education & Sport Science.

Kamberidou et al. (2009). A Question of Identity and Equality in Sports: Men’s Participation in Rhythmic Gymnastics,’ Nebula, 6(4), 220-237: Nebula 6.4 a Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship Australia

Kamperidou, I. (2008). Promoting a culture of peacemaking: Peace games and peace education. International Journal of Physical Education, 4, 176-188. Hoffman.

Kamberidou, I., Patsantaras, N., 2007. A New Concept in European Sport Governance: Sport as Social Capital. Biology of Exercise, 3, 21-34.                                      

Kamberidou, Irene (2016). “Interacting, Sharing and Bonding: ‘Notes of Personal Experience’ by Nineteenth Century Women Travellers.” Gender, Place and Culture, 23 (3): 381–397. Taylor & Francis online:

Kamberidou, Irene, “The East in the Eyes of Western Women Travellers of the 18th and 19th centuries: Solidarity and Understanding the East”. Proceedings of The East in The Eyes of The West International Conference of the Faculty of Arts, Kuwait University, pp. 285-311.

Kamberidou, I. (2023). Women travelers of the 17th, 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries in Asia Minor and other Ottoman territories (Publications and Database).  Women’s travel literature/accounts: