School of Social and Political Science

Stergios Magkriotis

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PhD title: Livelihoods at the Margins of Humanitarian Aid - The everyday life strategies of refugees in Athens


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  • MSc Sociology and Global Change, University of Edinburgh
    Thesis title: Spatial Dynamics and Shifting Roles at the gate of Europe. Narratives from Skala Sykamias.
  • BA Audio and Visual Arts, Ionian University
    Thesis title: The phenomenon of homeless people in Greece today.

Conference Presentations

  • The Artefacts of Displacement: Documents of life, practices and the livelihood of refugees in camps (International Visual Sociology Association 2019 annual conference in Skidmore College, New York, U.S.A. 20 – 22 June)
  • Politicising the visual representations of a ‘refugee crisis’ (International Visual Sociology Association 2018 annual conference in Evry, France 25-28 June)
  • Refugee flows, spatial dynamics and social shifts at the ‘gate’ of Europe Narratives from Skala Sykamias (Social Work, Education and Social Development Joint World Conference in Dublin, Irland, 4 - 6 July 2018)


Senior Tutor, Sociology 2a: Thinking Sociologically, University of Edinburgh, 2021-22

Tutor, Sociology 2a: Thinking Sociologically, University of Edinburgh, 2020-21

Tutor, Sociology 1b: The Sociological Imagination: Private Troubles, Public Problems,
University of Edinburgh, 2019-20; 2020-21


Magkriotis, S. (2020). Book Review: Under Every Yard of Sky by Meyer, S., Red Hook Editions 2019. Visual Studies.

Magkriotis, S. (2020). Book Review: Bordering by Yuval-Davis, N. Wemyss, G. and Cassidy, K., Polity Press 2019. Journal of Refugee Studies.

Research interests

Research interests

Displacement, Refugee Livelihoods, everyday practices, Materiality, Visual Sociology, Human Geography, Ethnography

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