Annual Academic Meetings of the Social Sciences Division ofATINER
25-28 July 2022, Athens, Greece
Tentative Program (Athens Local Time)
(Note 1: the program is organized along time slots and not according to common theme)
(Note 2: at the end of each time slot questions and discussions will follow)
(Note 3: Please note that many attendees including those who present a paper may choose the online option.
However, ATINER will provide full fledged services (lunches, dinners, excursions) even if one participant presents onsite.)

Monday 25 July 2022


Opening and Welcoming Remarks:

  • Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER
  • Dr. Philip G. Cerny, Director, Social Sciences Division, ATINER & Professor Emeritus, University of Manchester (UK) and Rutgers University (USA)


Coordinator: Utku Özer, Research Fellow, ATINER.

  1. Burak Dogu, Director, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey.
    Title: Geothermal Politics: A Comparative Analysis of the News Media Coverage and Locals’ Frames on Geothermal Resources in the Buyuk Menderes Basin.
  2. Annalisa Pace, Associate Professor, University of Teram,  Italy.
    Martina D’Ignazio, PhD Student, University of Teramo, Italy.
    Title: The Nutritional Taxation: An Effective Tool against Obesity and Beyond?
  3. Seppo Poutanen, Senior Research Fellow, University of Turku, Finland.
    Title: European Doctoral Researchers in Business and Organisation Studies Telling about the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on their Work – A Qualitative Study.


Coordinator: Seppo Poutanen, Senior Research Fellow, University of Turku, Finland.

  1. Lisa Lewis, Professor, Austin Peay State University, USA.
    Title: Dance and Neuroscience Research.
  2. Kashef Zayed, Professor, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.
    Title: Investigation of the Prevalent Types of Multiple Intelligences among Regular Sports Exercisers in Oman.
  3. Maria Kosma, Associate Professor, Louisiana State University, USA.
    Title: Reconsidering the Push for Digitized Physical Activity Education in Lieu of the Intrinsic Value of Embodied Action.


Coordinator: Maria Kosma, Associate Professor, Louisiana State University, USA.

  1. Lorenzo Dalvit, Associate Professor, Rhodes University, South Africa.
    Title: Towards a Decolonial Curriculum for a Critical Digital Media Masters Course in South Africa.
  2. Thomas Pettinato, PhD Candidate, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy.
    Title: Modern Slavery: a System of Exploitation. Study on Vulnerability Factors’ Dynamics.
  3. Denise Comer, Professor, Duke University, USA.
    Title: Interdisciplinary Pedagogies & Epistemologies: Designing a Wellness Course.
Coordinator: Patrick Brecht, Researcher, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

  1. Francine Vachon, Associate Professor, Brock University, Canada.
    Title: Data and Confidentiality Leaks Reported in Canada in 2020-2021.
  2. Moshe Yitzhaki, Professor, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
    Title: Is there a Future for the Book?: A Case Study of Sub-Cultural Children’s Literature in Israel
  3. Ying Lu, Director, Chengdu Library and Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences China.
    Title: User Analysis and Development Suggestions of Subject Services Based on the Integration of Document Data and Scientific Data.
  4. Marija Bulatovic, Librarian Advisor, University library Svetozar Markovic, Serbia.
    Title: Academic Libraries” E – Journal of Serbian Academic Library Association.



Coordinator: Kostas Spyropoulos (ATINER Administrator).

  1. Dmitry Erokhin, Research Assistant, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria.
    Title: Futures of Shipping in the Arctic until 2050.
  2. Dibyangana Chakraborty, PhD Scholar, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, India.
    Title: An Exploration of the Tribal Rubber Growers’ Livelihood Capitals in Assam, India.
  3. Carolyn King, Programme Leader; Religion, Culture & Society (BA & MA Courses), University of Central Lancashire, UK.
    Title: Religion, Culture & Society: The Key to Understanding Diversity.


Coordinator: Olga Gkounta, Researcher, ATINER.

  1. Marija Iles, Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Osijek, Croatia.
    Title: Reproductive Changes in the Population of the Republic of Croatia.
  2. Giuseppe De Luca Picione, Professor, University of Naples Federico II, Italy.
    Domenico Trezza, Researcher, University of Naples Federico II, Italy.
    Lucia Fortini, Adjunct Professor, University of Naples Federico II, Italy.
    Title: Ok Boomer. Ageing in the Politics and Politicians Discourses on Social Media.
  3. Keitha Burnett, Coordinator, Gulliver Preparatory School, USA.
    Title: The Power of Purposeful Portfolios in Social Science: An Inclusive Approach to Comprehensive Teaching.
  4. Georgios Lampropoulos, Core Faculty, Michigan School of Psychology, USA.
    Title: Predictors of Vaccine Hesitancy, Face Mask Use, and Other Precautionary Behaviors during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Greek Night

Tuesday 26 July 2022

07:45-10:45 TIME SLOT 6 – Old and New-An Educational Urban Walk

The urban walk ticket is not included as part of your registration fee. It includes transportation costs and the cost to enter the Parthenon and the other monuments on the Acropolis Hill. The urban walk tour includes the broader area of Athens. Among other sites, it includes: Zappeion, Syntagma Square, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Roman Agora and on Acropolis Hill: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and the Parthenon. The program of the tour may be adjusted, if there is a need beyond our control. This is a private event organized by ATINER exclusively for the conference participants.


Coordinator: Kashef Zayed, Professor, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.

  1. Rafael Carvajal, Professor, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica.
    Title: Acute Effect of Warm-Up With Small-Sided Games on Sports Performance.
  2. Insook Kim, Associate Professor, Kent State University, USA.
    Title: Evidence-Based Practices for Developing Physical Education Teachers’ Depth of Content Knowledge.
  3. Donna Comissiong, Senior Lecturer, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago.
    Title: An Analysis of Passing Networks in Football.


Coordinator: Insook Kim, Associate Professor, Kent State University, USA.

  1. Sara Nosari, Professor, University of Turin, Italy.
    Title: The Brain Teaser of Creativity: The Solution of 3rplay’s Educational Practices.
  2. Adam Pitluk, Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University, USA.
    Wendy Weinhold, Associate Professor, Coastal Carolina University, USA.
    Title: Off Thin Ice: After Decades of Media Abuse, it Took Hollywood to Repair Tonya Harding’s Image and Reputation.
  3. Juan Zornoza, Associate Professor, National University of Colombia, Colombia.
    Title: Institutional Weakness and Extractivist Policies in Latin America in the XXI Century. Analysis of Deforestation and Environmental Conflicts in Bolivia, Brazil and Colombia.
  4. Claudio Corrêa, Head of Research, Brazilian Naval War College, Brazil.
    Title: From Prospective Research to Futures Literacy: Out οf the Box and Forward Looking Practices in Defence.
  5. Tamara Huber, Researcher & PhD Student, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) / Chair of Innovation and Technology Management (iTM), Germany.
    Title; The Concept of Tipping Points and the Importance of Corporate Foresight.
  6. David Kalisz, Dean, Paris School of Business, France.
    Title: Intentions and behaviour in AI Integrated Healthcare Systems.



Coordinator: Kostas Spyropoulos (ATINER Administrator).

  1. Christina Frese, Researcher, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
    Title: Chronic Knee Pain in Volleyball.
  2. Ordean Mircea-Nicolae, Lecturer, 1 December 1918 University of Alba Iulia, Romania.
    Title: Develop Focusing Attention, Perception and Distributive Attention through a Dance Program-Therapy.
  3. Veselin Vasilev, Assistant Professor, Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
    Title: Changes in Some Blood Lipid Variables after 8 Week Training and Ostarine Administration.
  4. Numan Alpay, Associate Professor, Balıkesir University, Turkey.
    Title: Effects of Vitamin E Application on IFN-γ, TNF-α, IL-2 and IL-6 Levels in Elite Taekwondo Athletes.


Coordinator: Olga Gkounta, Researcher, ATINER.

  1. Oscar Diego Salgado Guzman, Administrator, Mexico.
    Title: The Impact of Perception in the Decision Making of the Directing.
  2. Judy Porter, Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA.
    LaVerne McQuiller Williams, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA.
    Nickolas Robertson, Associate Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA.

    Title: The intersection of Sexual Orientation, Auditory Status, Childhood Maltreatment, and Experiences of Sexual, Psychological, and Physical Abuse among Adult College Students.
  3. Danilo Yanich, Professor, University of Delaware, USA.
    Title: Buying Political Reality in the United States.


Wednesday 27 July 2022
Educational Islands Cruise
Mycenae Visit

Thursday 28 July 2022
Delphi Tour