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Dr Andreas Giazitzoglu

Senior Lecturer.




Dr Andreas Giazitzoglu, BSc (Hons), MSc (Oxon); PhD (Dunelm).

Andreas is a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at Newcastle University Business School, where he teaches business growth. His research looks at work, employment and organisations with a particular focus on social-class and masculinities. His research is influenced by Bourdieu and Goffman, and informed by ethnographic methods.


Andreas has published in leading sociological and management journals including the Journal of Business Venturing, Organization, International Small Business JournalThe Qualitative ReportInternational Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Journal of Sociology and Gender, Work and Organizations. Andreas’ research is award-winning and has featured in media sources including Forbes MagazineThe ConversationThe Times and BBC Radio 4’s Thinking Allowed




Andreas reviews for leading journals, including Organization; Gender, Work and Organizations; Ethnography; Studies in Higher Education and Sociology.






Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (reference number: PR102151). 2016. 

PhD. University of Durham (Hatfield College). School of Applied Social Science.  January 2007 – January 2010. Viva in March 2010. Passed PhD with no corrections. (My PhD is an ethnographic examination of employment, class and masculinities in a post-industrial town).

MSc. University of Oxford (Hertford College). Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology. 2003. 




Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor. Newcastle University Business School. October 2018 – ongoing. 

Lecturer/Assistant Professor. Newcastle University Business School. May 2013 – October 2018.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Newcastle University Business School. December 2011 – May 2013.


            Prizes and award nominations

2016: ‘Best paper of the year’, awarded by Journal of Business Venturing (ABS:4*, member of Financial Times’ elite journal list).


2018/2019: Nominated for National Enterprise Educator Award.


2018/2019: Nominated for Newcastle University Education Award.


2015/16, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2019/2020: Nominated for Newcastle University’s Teaching Excellence Award.


June, 2013. Winner of the National Federation of Independent Business Award for Excellence in Research on the General Topic of Entrepreneurship. Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Babson University (USA).



           PhD Supervision


I have supervised 3 PhD projects to completion at Newcastle University. I currently supervise 3 PhD projects. I am always keen to supervise able students! 



Students: my contact-times are Mondays (afternoons) and Wednesdays (mornings), by appointment only.

          Key Roles

Key roles I've held in the business school include:

  • 2015 – 2018: Chair of the Board of Examiners (MOS);
  • 2013 – 2018: PhD Co-ordinator (MOS); 
  • 2018 – 2020: Degree Program Director for MSc in International Marketing


Examples of research I've published include insights into:

1. Performing entrepreneurial masculinity

In 2017, on the basis of ethnographic data and in relation to Goffman’s theory of dramaturgy, I published a paper investigating how entrepreneurial masculinity is performed, as a social-construct, in a semi-rural context. This paper was published in the International Small Business Journal (ABS:3*). This paper featured on BBC’s Thinking Allowed Program, in Forbes Magazine and in other media outlets.

2. Hegemonic masculinity

In 2020 and 2021 I published papers investigating hegemonic masculinity, in Gender, Work and Organisations (ABS: 3*). One paper uses ethnographic data to consider how hegemonic masculinity and emotional labour intersect in organisational spaces. The other paper, utilising Bourdieu, is a longitudinal study, outlining how a hegemonic corporate masculinity has been learned by IT professionals as a consequence of their immersion in the offices of an elite firm. 


3. Embodiment, Masculinity and belonging

In 2022 I published an article in Organization (ABS: 3*) looking at the way male organisational actors use their bodies to alleviate identity threats and (re)affirm belonging. 

4. Enterprise and entrepreneurship

In 2016, I was part of the team who re-conceptualised how fear of failure relates to entrepreneurship, published in Journal of Business Venturing (ABS: 4*, winning JBV's paper of the year). In 2019, with a colleague, I wrote about enterprise in the gig-economy, from a youth studies perspective (Journal of Sociology). This paper featured in several media outlets, including The Conversation.

5. Ethnography as a research method

In 2018, I published two papers discussing ethnography. One paper explores ‘insider ethnography’. The other outlines my experiences of ethnographically researching white working class men in a post-industrial space, which I did during my PhD's fieldwork. Both of these papers were published in the Qualitative Report.

6. Masculinities in post-industrialism

Building on data I captured during my PhD's fieldwork, I have written about the relationship between contemporary working class masculinity, post-industrialism and consensual unemployment (in International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 2014); and outlined how men raised in working class homes experience upward mobility through white-collar employment in post-industrial contexts (in Sociological Research Online, 2014).


Module Leader for Bus 1004 (Business Growth)

Module Leader for Bus 3000 (Semester 1 only).