Dr Antonis Vradis PhD (LSE)
Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow
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
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.
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 Fail. VersoBlog
Vradis A (2015) Community, diversity, solidarity: saving the urban spirit after Paris. VersoBlog
Vradis A (2015) “In-between spaces”. Part of forum on Greek elections and the Future of Europe. Society and Space open site
Vradis A (2014) From crisis to gentrination. Political 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 Against. Oakland, 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.