Athens March 1 2021, demonstration in solidarity with DK, photo by Marios Lolos

Staring at the threshold

(Athens, March 1st 2021, demonstration in solidarity with Dimitris Koufontinas. Photograph by Marios Lolos) To those familiar with the intricacies of Greek politics, a hunger strike is far from anything new: there was the mass hunger strike of migrants in ...
Riot police surround students at the Athens School of Economics and Business

So now, the university is the police

  Yesterday’s vote of a law establishing ‘university police’ in Greece marked a new low: perhaps the most remarkably symbolic of authoritarian acts for the most right-wing of governments since – at least – the Colonels’ 1967-1973 junta. ...

St Andrews Geography&SD PhD competition 2021

My School has just published its ad for two fully-funded PhD Scholarships in Geography&SD, regardless of nationality (i.e. whether you are a UK, EU or international applicant). As always I am more than happy to support applications in the (broadly ...

Governing mobility in times of crisis

Our introductory article to the Special Issue we convened in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, on “Governing Hotspots”. SI co-edited with Anna Papoutsi, Evie Papada and Joe Painter. The European Commission’s (EC) choice of the ...

Policing and control of urban public spaces

Exciting opportunity for a postdoc to work on our new grant on Critical Understandings of Predictive Policing via Nordforsk. This postdoc will have a focus on the policing and control (very broadly conceived) of urban public spaces. More info via the St ...

New Borders

With many thanks to the wonderful Sylvia Aru for the invite and to Darshan Vigneswaran and Polly Pallister-Wilkins for convening. Lecture today with Evie Papada! This lecture is co-organised by the ACES – FMG Migration Network and the Institute for ...

On strike

From November 25 until December 4 I will be joining colleagues across the country in striking over pensions and work&pay conditions. This blog and my university email will both be entirely unattended over the strike period. Luckily, there is nothing ...

Questioning the Creative City

Two days of Newcastle talks and exhibitons as part of our end-of-project PURSI event. Join us! Questioning the Creative City Friday 27 – Saturday 28 September 2019 // PROGRAMME (Both days include lunch!) DAY 1 – Research symposium Friday 27 September, ...