Gezim Alpion

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Gëzim Alpion specialises in the sociology of success, religion, nationality, media and authorship. He is developing the idea of 'fame capital' and exploring the significance of Mother Teresa's 'dark night of the soul' in a postmodernist context. He is able to supervise research in:

Sociology of success and fame: charisma, fame capital, celebrity culture and celebrification of politics
Sociology of religion: role of religious icons in contemporary society, religion and postmodernity, relationship between mysticism and scholasticism, and women’s empowerment in Catholicism
Sociology of authorship: production of knowledge, originary genius and copyright
Sociology of media: mis/representations and stereotyping
Sociology of nationality: national identity, anarchy and nationalism