I am currently a Junior Research Fellow at the Dpt. of Geography, University of Durham, working on transformations of collective action and practices of urban commons across the South of Europe. I am also teaching at the Hellenic Open University on social and solidarity economy, while I am affiliated with the Centre on Social Movement Studies (COSMOS) at Scuola Normale Superiore (Florence). Trained as a historian at the University of Athens, Ι completed my PhD at Birkbeck College (University of London) and have worked as a research fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute (Florence) and as an adjunct lecturer at the Dpt. of Sociology, University of Crete.
My aim is to trace the ways communities, inequalities and collective action take shape and interrelate in different contexts and periods of time. In my research I combine on the one hand ethnography and history to study and defamiliarize the present; on the other, I rely on collaborative participatory action-research to relate and engage with communities on the ground and contribute to the design of technologies in a broad sense.