Manolis Dafermos is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Crete (Greece), where he is specially concerned to epistemology of psychology. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from the Lomonosov Moscow State University (former URSS). His interests include cultural-historical psychology, critical psychology, the history of psychology, and methodological and epistemological issues in the social sciences. He proposes that dialectics may serve as a way of conceptualizing human development in terms of a drama.
Manolis Dafermos is the author of the book “Rethinking cultural-historical psychology: a dialectical perspective to Vygotsky” (Springer). He has authored or co-authored papers published in “Theory & Psychology”, “European Journal of Psychotherapy and Counseling”, “Information, Communication & Society”, “Social and Personality Psychology Compass”, “Learning, culture and Social Interaction”, “Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology”, “Cultural-historical psychology”, “Forum Kritische Psychologie”, “Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology”, “Annual Review of Critical Psychology”, among others. He is presently member of the Editorial Board of the journals “Cultural-historical psychology”, “Brazilian Journal of Socio-Historical-Cultural Theory and Activity Research”, “Dialogical Pedagogy”, “Human Arenas”, “Outlines: Critical Practice Studies” and “Teoría y Crítica de la Psicología”.