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I am Professor at Vrije University Amsterdam since 2015, where I hold the Chair of Social Anthropology. My focus is anthropology of infrastructures, mobility and urban public spaces with focus in Europe. Between 2009 and 2015 I was teaching Anthropology at Sussex University where I was affiliated with the Centre of Global Political Economy, Centre of Migration Studies and the Department of  of Anthropoogy, between 2007 and 2009 I was teaching Material Culture and Anthropology at UCL, University of London.  


In 2017 I was awarded an Innovative Research VIDI grant from the Dutch Organisation of Scientific Research (NWO) for my project infra-demos. In 2016 I was part of the team of anthropologists from 4 countries who were awarded an ERASMUS+ grant for the project PEOPLE.  In 2012 I was awarded an ESRC-Future Research Leaders grant for the project The City at a time of Crisis: Transformations of Public Spaces in Athens (crisis-scape.net). Meanwhile
I was awarded twice the Sussex Teaching Excellence award (2010 and 2012).

My books include:  The Road (2017),
Critical Times in Greece (2018), Crisis-scapes (2014), Roads and Anthropology, (2014, 2012) and Revolt and Crisis in Greece (2011).
 
Over 70 articles and book chapters of mine have been published since 2010, whilst I was also an associate and advisory editor of the International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest.

I have co-researched and have co-produced the documentaries Future Suspended, the Politics of Knives, and Landscapes of Emergency, see also Athens Social Meltdown.
 
 
Have held visiting positions at Princeton University (2017-2018), CUNY Graduate Center - Center for Place, Culture and Politics (2013-2014) University College London (2008-2011) and Ca Foscari University of Venice (2005-06).
 
I am editor for Anthropology in the journal City and
in the editorial boards of Anthropology and Materialism and of ANUAC Rivista the  journal of the association of cultural anthropologists of Italy. Last but not least, I am Greece's COI in the Right in Exile Programme.


I received a PhD in Anthropology and Material Culture from University College London with a thesis titled 'An Anthropology of the Road' (2009). I also hold an MA in Migration and Ethnic Studies from University of Amsterdam and a BSc in Social Anthropology and Social Policy from Panteion University Athens.

 

Books 

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See Dimitris' Per­sonal Web­site

 

Research

 Research Grants 

 

PhD students

I cur­rently su­per­vise

  • Christos Giovanopoulos Emergence of new infrastructural networks in Greece of crisis 
  • Giorgos Serdentakis Food and Cooking under crisis conditions
  • An­to­nis Alexan­dridis The Po­et­ics and Pol­i­tics of Ir­reg­u­lar Mi­grant Cit­i­zen­ship and Labour in Greece in a Time of Cri­sis.
  • Geor­gos Pouli­me­nakos Re­pro­duc­tion be­yond hege­mony: Class and the mean­ings of labour in a neigh­bor­hood of Pi­raeus in times of dein­dus­tri­al­iza­tion and cri­sis
  • Anna Giu­lia De­la­puppa Moth­er­ing the Na­tion: Na­tion­al­ism, teach­ing his­tory and gen­der in Greece
  • Elena Bonanini Refugees Trajectories in Greece
  • Tarryn Frankish The ‘born-free generation’: Narrating memory in post-Apartheid South Africa.
  • Jesse Jonkman Multi-eth­nic Democ­racy and Land Tenure in Colom­bia.
  • Sussane Verhoog Land-grabbing in Postsocialist Era.

In the past su­per­vised as first su­per­vi­sor

  • Alexan­der Dun­lap Re­new­ing De­struc­tion: Wind Energy Development in Oax­aca, Mex­ico (VU, 2017)
  • Jacken Wa­ters (ESRC funded) Producing space and reproducing capital in London's Olympic Park: Qn ethnography of actually-existing abstract space (Sussex Uni, 2016)
  • Chet Fran­sch "Wood, carved by the knife of cir­cum­stance..."?: Cape Rapists and Rape in South Africa, c. 1910-1980 (VU, 2016)

    

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Education/Academic qualification

Social Anthropology, Material Culture, PhD, University of London, UCL

20042008

Migration and Ethnic Studies, Master, University of Amsterdam

20032004

Social Anthropology and Social Policy , Bachelor, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences

19992003

Keywords

  • GN Anthropology
  • T Technology
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
  • HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
  • HE Transportation and Communications
  • JN Political institutions (Europe)

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Greece Social Sciences
road Social Sciences
anthropology Social Sciences
Albania Social Sciences
violence Social Sciences
revolt Social Sciences
infrastructure Social Sciences
genealogy Social Sciences

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Research Output 2007 2018

'Commercie poetst ziel van de stad weg'

Dalakoglou, D., 4 Sep 2018, In : Het Parool. 4 september

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticlePopular

Critical times in Greece: anthropological engagements with the crisis

Dalakoglou, D. (ed.) & Agelopoulos, G. (ed.), 2018, London: Routledge. 280 p. (Routledge Series in Anthropolgy)

Research output: Book / ReportBook editingAcademic

De te fabula narratur? Ethnography of and during the Greek crisis

Dalakoglou, D. & Angelopoulos, G., 2018, Critical Times in Greece: Anthropological Engagements with the crisis. Dalakoglou, D. & Angelopoulos, G. (eds.). Routledge, p. 1-22 22 p. (Routledge Studies in Anthropology)

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

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Hetero-utopias: squatting and spatial materialities of resistance at times of crisis in Athens

Dalakoglou, D. & Poulimenakos, G., 2018, Critical times in Greece: Anthropological Engagements with the Crisis. Dalakoglou, D. & Agelopoulos, G. (eds.). Routledge, p. 173-187 15 p. (Routledge Studies in anthropology)

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

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Failure

Dalakoglou, D., 2017, Material Culture of Failure: When Things Do Wrong. Carrol, T., Jeevendrampillai, D., Parkhurst, A. & Shackelford, J. (eds.). London: Bloomsburry, p. xii-xv 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Activities 2009 2018

Forms of integration: redistribution and (market) exchange (roundtable)

Dalakoglou, D. (Speaker)
16 Aug 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Which Refugee Crisis?

Dalakoglou, D. (Speaker)
3 May 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Princeton University

Dalakoglou, D. (Visiting researcher)
Jun 2018Aug 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Transnational Land Deals in Uganda

Dalakoglou, D. (Examiner)
8 Feb 2018

Activity: PhD thesis ExaminationPhD thesis examination

Visual Anthropology Methods and the Refugee Crisis

Dalakoglou, D. (Speaker)
26 Jan 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Prizes

Sussex Teaching Excellence Award

D. Dalakoglou (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize / AwardSocietal

Teaching
student

Sussex Teaching Excellence Award

D. Dalakoglou (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize / AwardSocietal

Teaching
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Press / Media

'Commercie poetst ziel van de stad weg'

D. Dalakoglou

4/09/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Russia Today News

D. Dalakoglou

18/05/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Russia Today News

D. Dalakoglou

14/03/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Who killed bourgeois democracy in Europe?

D. Dalakoglou

13/01/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Other