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I am a postdoctoral researcher in the department of Social and Cultural Anthropology working on the infra-demos research project that seeks to critically examine the relation between infrastructures, democracy, and participation. I received my PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of St Andrews in 2012.
My work has largely focused on public space, governance, imagination, waste, infrastructure, and practices of socio-political mobilization and contestation.
My current research examines the politics of infrastructures in times of crisis in Greece. I am particularly interested in how modes of governance and forms of contestation and participation have been emerging around infrastructures.


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Greece Social Sciences
infrastructure Earth & Environmental Sciences
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landfill Earth & Environmental Sciences
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synergy Social Sciences
governance Social Sciences
modernization Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2011 2020

Defining and classifying infrastructural contestation: Towards a synergy between anthropology and data science

Giovanopoulos, C., Kallianos, Y., Athanasiadis, I. & Dalakoglou, D., 2020, Proceedings ISESS 2020 conference, IFIP AICT . Cham: Springer, Cham, Vol. 554. 17 p. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; vol. 554).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

social infrastructure
industrial revolution

Infrastructural disorder: The politics of disruption, contingency, and normalcy in waste infrastructures in Athens

Kallianos, Y., Aug 2018, In : Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 36, 4, p. 758-775 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

waste treatment
everyday experience

Reconfiguring state-citizen relations: the politics of waste infrastructures

Harvey, P., Kallianos, Y. & Lewis, C., 7 Mar 2018, A World Laid Waste? Responding to the Social, Cultural and Political Consequences of Globalisation. Dodsworth, F. & Walford, A. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 127-146 20 p. (CRESC. Culture, Economy and the Social).

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

‘Eating mountains’ and ‘eating each other’: Disjunctive modernization, infrastructural imaginaries and crisis in Greece

Dalakoglou, D. & Kallianos, Y., Nov 2018, In : Political Geography. 67, p. 76-87 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
eating behavior

Crisis, contestation, and legitimacy in Greece

Kallianos, Y., Oct 2017, Critical Times in Greece: Anthropological Engagements with the Crisis. Dalakoglou, D. & Agelopoulos, G. (eds.). Routledge, p. 45-56 12 p.

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

law and order

Activities 2018 2018

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

Yannis Kallianos (Organiser)
12 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventSeminarAcademic