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I am Professor at Vrije University Amsterdam since 2015, where I hold the Chair of Social Anthropology and I co-direct the lab on Mobilities, Infrastructures, Sustainability and Commons. 

Since 2004 I am developing an anthropology of infrastructures with my project 'An anthropology of the road'  and currently with the project infra-demos. Since 2008 I am working on an anthropology of crisis and urban spaces with the project crisis-scapes.


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).

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.
Previoussly I worked at Sussex University (2009-2015) and at UCL (2007-2009). I 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  and
in the editorial boards of journal City, Anthropology and Materialism and of ANUAC Rivista



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PhD students

I cur­rently su­per­vise

  • Christos Giovanopoulos Emergence of new infrastructural networks in Greece of crisis .
  • Herbert PloegmanArt and Gentrification in Athens.
  • Giorgos Serdentakis Food, Cooking and community under conditions of crisis.
  • An­to­nis Alexan­dridis The Po­et­ics and Pol­i­tics of Ir­reg­u­lar Mi­grant Cit­i­zen­ship and Labour in Greece in a Time of Cri­sis.
  • Geor­gos Pouli­me­nakos Airbnbization: Housing, Platform Capitalism and Internationalisation of Social Class Disticntions
  • Anna Giu­lia De­la­puppa Moth­er­ing the Na­tion: Na­tion­al­ism, teach­ing his­tory and gen­der in Greece
  • Elena Bonanini From Lesvos to Brussels: Refugees Trajectories.
  • Tarryn Frankish The ‘born-free generation’: Narrating memory in post-Apartheid South Africa.
  • 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


Migration and Ethnic Studies, Master, University of Amsterdam


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



  • 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)
  • G Geography (General)
  • GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
  • DR Balkan Peninsula
  • DF Greece
  • JC Political theory
  • DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
  • Urban Studies

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Research Output 2007 2020

social infrastructure
industrial revolution

Airbnbizing Europe: From Landlords to Entrepreneurs

Dalakoglou, D. & Poulimenakos, G., 2019, In : Σύγχρονα Θέματα (Synchrona Themata) .

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Evicting Amsterdam: Preliminary Report on the eviction of ADM community and their tangible and intangible heritage

Dalakoglou, D., Feb 2019, Amsterdam. 9 p. (infra-demos report; vol. 2)

Research output: Book / ReportReportProfessional

Open Access

Wasting the West: A story of garbage and infrastructure governance in Attica

Gerousis, S., Kallianos, Y. & Dalakoglou, D., Nov 2019

Research output: Online publication or Non-textual formDigital or Visual ProductsAcademic

Open Access
environmental degradation

Which Refugee Crisis?

Dalakoglou, D., 2019, The Crisis behind the Eurocrisis: The Eurocrisis as a Multidimensional Systemic Crisis of the EU. Nanopoulos, E. & Vergis, F. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. , p. 369-375 7 p.

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


Activities 2009 2019


Dimitris Dalakoglou (Speaker)
9 Nov 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationPopular

Cultivating Open Source Agriculture in Tzoumerka: a 3 day retreat of farmers, makers and scholars

Dimitris Dalakoglou (Participant)
15 Sep 201918 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventWorkshopSocietal

Infrastructural Gap and its coverage at the age of too late capitalism

Dimitris Dalakoglou (Speaker)
28 Nov 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

From infrastructural gap to infrastructural participation

Dimitris Dalakoglou (Speaker)
10 Dec 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Infra-demos seminar in Athens: Infrastructural Gap, State and the Commons

Dimitris Dalakoglou (Participant)
12 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventWorkshopAcademic


Sussex Teaching Excellence Award

Dimitris Dalakoglou (Recipient), 2012



Sussex Teaching Excellence Award

Dimitris Dalakoglou (Recipient), 2010



Press / Media

Greek Radio Broadcasting (ERA)

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Amsterdam is straks een stad zonder rafelrand: ‘Claim de stad terug!’

Dimitris Dalakoglou


1 item of media coverage

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'Commercie poetst ziel van de stad weg'

Dimitris Dalakoglou


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