Academic Career

2016-: Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow and Lecturer, Department of Geography, Loughborough University
2014-2016: Junior Research Fellow, Department of Geography and Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University
2012-2014: Research Associate, The city at a time of crisis, ESRC Future Research Leaders, Sussex University
2009-2013: PhD Candidate, Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science

Professional responsibilities

2017-: Associate Editor, Political Geography
2015-:Senior Editor, CITY
2009-2015: Alternatives Editor, CITY

Antonis is a geographer with an urban focus, a migration inclination and a political urge to make sense of our strange times.

He has introduced the notion of the spatial contract (SC) to scholarly thought, helping understand the rapid change in how we live with one another. Antonis and his team continue to work at the disciplinary edges, in an effort to straddle scholarly divides and produce fresh and relevant knowledge.

Antonis is Principal Investigator of four current or recent major research grants: The Welcoming City (Urban Studies Foundation), NutriCities (British Academy); Transcapes (ESRC/DFID) and Police Science (RCH). He is also Co-Investigator of PUrSI (ESRC Urban Transformations), Associate Editor at Political Geography and Senior Editor at CITY.

Antonis is building an excellent cohort of critical urban and migration scholars here at Loughborough, so if you are interested in joining the team and working with him (at either the Masters, PhD or post-doctoral level) please get in touch.

For regular updates on his research you can follow him on Twitter and check his blog,

Antonis teaches on a range of topics at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, with a particular focus on contemporary migration and urban studies.

Current postgraduate research students

  • Evie Papada (expected completion 2020) "Emerging Geographies of EU asylum and migration management: the case of EU migrant transit points"
  • Andreas Makris (expected completion 2022): "Athens’ becoming-hub as a process of logistical urbanization: exploring the logistical logic at the heart of urban development"
  • Rowan Milligan (expected completion 2022): "Whose Right to the City? The gendered politics of housing occupations in London and Madrid"