Dr Antonis Vradis PhD (LSE)

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Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow

Academic Career

2016 – Vice Chancellor’s Fellow and Lecturer, Department of Geography, Loughborough University
2013-2016 Junior Research Fellow, Department of Geography and Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University
2009-2013: PhD Candidate, Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science

Professional responsibilities:

2015- Senior Editor, CITY

2009-2015 Alternatives Editor, CITY


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

I am part of three currently ongoing research grants: Transcapes (PI, ESRC/DFID), PUrSI (Co-I, ESRC Urban Transformations) and Police Science (PI, RCH). I am also a Senior Editor of CITY. We are building an excellent cohort of critical urban and migration scholars here at Loughborough, so if you are interested in joining us and working with me (at either Masters, PhD or postdoctoral level) please contact me.

For regular updates on my research you can follow my profile on Twitter and check my blog, The Slow.

Vradis, A (forth 2018) “Towards a theory of gentrination: global capital flows and the reshaping of the global semi-periphery. The cases of Greece and Brazil”. In Albet, A. and Benach, N. (eds) Gentrification as a Global Strategy: Neil Smith and Beyond. London: Routledge

Brekke K, Filippidis C and Vradis A (2017) Athenian Afterlives. NYC: Punctum Books

Painter, J, Papada, E, Papoutsi A and Vradis, A (2017)  Hotspot politics―or, when the EU state gets real. Political Geography

Vradis A (2016) The EU Security Apparatus: Designed to FailVersoBlog

Vradis A (2015) Community, diversity, solidarity: saving the urban spirit after ParisVersoBlog

Vradis A (2015) “In-between spaces”. Part of forum on Greek elections and the Future of EuropeSociety and Space open site

Vradis A (2014) From crisis to gentrinationPolitical Geography 10-11

Vradis A (2014) “The end of meaning, the meaning of end” in Shannon, D (2014) The End of the World As We Know It? Snapshots of the Crisis, Austerity, and the Movements AgainstOakland, CA and Edinburgh: AK Press

My teaching examines the political reformulations of urban space―and the urban in particular―in our post-prosperous times.

Current postgraduate research students

Evie Papada: Emerging Geographies of EU asylum and migration management: the case of EU migrant transit points.