Dimitris Dalakoglou

Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Sussex

Dimitris Dalakoglou is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at Sussex University, which he joined in January 2009 as Lecturer. Before that appointment he was teaching anthropology at UCL for two years. His focus is anthropology of infrastructures and urban public spaces and since 2012 holds an ESRC-Future Research Leaders grant for the project The City at a time of Crisis (crisis-scape.net).

He is the co-editor of Roads and Anthropology, (2014, 2012) of Revolt and Crisis in Greece (2011) and Crisis-scapes: Athens and Beyond (2014). Ηe is the author of various articles and book chapters e.g. neo-Nazism and neoliberalism, the crisis before the crisis, Beyond Spontaneity or the Road from capitalism to capitalism, Migrating-remitting-’building’-dwellingand the Road.

He was an associate and advisory editor of the International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest.

He has co-produced the documentaries Future Suspended, the Politics of Knives, and Landscapes of Emergency, see alsoAthens Social Meltdown.

His PhD thesis was titled an Anthropology of the Road (UCL, 2009). Since 2007 is member of the editorial collective of the journal Occupied London and the weblog ‘From the Greek Streets’.

He is Visiting Scholar in Material Culture at UCL, Department of Anthroplogy (2009-Today) and he was  Visiting Scholar at CUNY Graduate Center, Center for Place, Culture and Politics (2013-2014).

Dimitris has been awarded twice the Sussex Teaching Excellence award.


Selected publications


Dalakoglou, Dimitris and Kallianos, Yannis (2014) Infrastructural flows, interruptions and stasis in Athens of the crisis. City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, 18 (4-5). pp. 526-532. ISSN 1360-4813

Low , Setha, McCleave-Maharawal, Maneesa and Dalakoglou, Dimitris (2014) Public space reasserts its political role.Oculus: A publication of American Institute of Architecture, New York Chapter , 76 (1). pp. 24-25. ISSN 0885-5927

Dalakoglou, Dimitris, Brekke, Jaya-Klara and Domoney, Ross (2014) Athens after the Olympics: the making of the film Future suspended. The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077

Dalakoglou, Dimitris and Christofidi, Anna (2014) The EU presidency and the bottom of Aegean Sea. TruthOut [weblog article, 4 February 2014].

Dalakoglou, Dimitris (2013) ‘From the bottom of the Aegean Sea’ to Golden Dawn: security, xenophobia, and the politics of hate in Greece. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 13 (3). pp. 514-522. ISSN 1473-8481

Dalakoglou, Dimitris (2013) Facing neo-Nazis in public: a story about an anti-fascist motorbike patrol. www.crisis-scape.net.

Dalakoglou, Dimitris (2013) Neo-Nazism and neoliberalism: a few comments on violence in Athens at the time of crisis.WorkingUSA, 16 (2). pp. 283-292. ISSN 1743-4580

Dalakoglou, Dimitris (2013) ‘Rethink(ing) Athens’: an ethnographic view from the centre of the city. crisis-scape.net.

Dalakoglou, Dimitris (2013) Virtues, sweepers and changing values. crisis-scape.net.

Dalakoglou, Dimitris (2013) Greetings from Athenian democracy. Open Democracy [weblog article, 14 February 2013].

Dalakoglou, Dimitris (2013) “Take everything”. crisis-scape.net.

Dalakoglou, Dimitris (2012) Restructuring Athenian urban materialities. crisis-scape.net.

Dalakoglou, Dimitris (2012) The urban memory of the memorandum. crisis-scape.net.

Dalakoglou, Dimitris (2012) Beyond spontaneity: crisis, violence and collective action in Athens. City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, 16 (5). pp. 535-545. ISSN 1360-4813

Dalakoglou, Dimitris and Harvey, Penny (2012) Roads and anthropology: ethnographic perspectives on space, time and (im)mobility. Mobilities, 7 (4). pp. 459-465. ISSN 1745-0101

Dalakoglou, Dimitris (2012) ‘The road from capitalism to capitalism’: infrastructures of (post)socialism in Albania. Mobilities, 7 (4). pp. 571-586. ISSN 1745-0101

Dalakoglou, Dimitris (2012) The movement and the “movement” of Syntagma Square. Cultural Anthropology [online]. ISSN 1548-1360

Dalakoglou, Dimitris (2012) The crisis before ‘the crisis’: violence and urban neoliberalization in Athens. Social Justice, 39 (1). pp. 24-42. ISSN 1043-1578

Dalakoglou, Dimitris (2012) Universities in a state of exception. Anthropology responds to the UK Crisis in HE. ISSN 2073-4158

Dalakoglou, Dimitris (2011) The Irregularities of Violence in Athens. Cultural Anthropology: Hot Spots.

Dalakoglou, Dimitris (2011) Be Greek for the Rest of your Life.

Dalakoglou, Dimitris (2010) Migrating-remitting-‘building’-dwelling: house-making as ‘proxy’ presence in postsocialist Albania. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 16 (4). pp. 761-777. ISSN 1359-0987

Vradis, Antonis and Dalakoglou, Dimitris (2010) After December: Spatial Legacies of the 2008 Athens Uprising. Upping the Anti, 10.



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