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Research at St Andrews

Antonis Vradis


Antonis Vradis
Postal address:
School of Geog & Sustainable Devt
Irvine Building
St Andrews

United Kingdom


Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 46

Research overview

I am a geographer with an urban focus, a migration inclination and a political urge to make sense of our turbulent times.

Over the past few years I have had the joy to work with a colleagues, friends and comrades in a number of projects including Transcapes, PURSI, Nutricities and the Welcoming City. We are now embarking on a new major international project, CUPP, that is set to start in early 2021. The St Andrews team will be looking at technology-driven transformations in the policing of urban public spaces.

What this diverse set of research endeavours holds in common is the drive to understand how cities and transient populations staying within, and traveling through them face up to the multiple crises of our times.

I am also immensely honoured to work with a fantastic group of colleagues pursuing their doctoral studies:

  • Rachel Creaney is looking at health-smart homes for older people.
  • Andreas Makris is studying the techno-logistical transformation of the port of Piraeus, Greece.
  • Rowan Milligan is looking at gender and squatting in the context of resistance to the housing crisis.
  • Evie Papada just completed her thesis on the humanitarian border, using the case of Lesbos in Greece.

(Image credit: Maria-Nefeli Tsetseri).

Please check for more information on our research projects, writings, photographs and more.

PhD research projects available

I am always interested in hearing from prospective PhD students indicatively planning to pursue a doctoral thesis in critical migration, urban and more broadly, spatial studies. The key word here is "critical": I am keen to work with future colleagues who see the doctoral endeavour as a means to an end, as a way to help them and those around them not only to understand, but eventually to change the world (I am obviously not the first to say this! See Marx's 11th thesis on Feurbach).

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