PhD Topic/Title: Borders that wound? Negotiating vulnerability in the EU's southeast border.

Historically, the border has been a space where people are rendered vulnerable. Border enforcement strategies have been scrutinised for resulting in human rights violations such as preventing people from seeking asylum or detaining them in deplorable conditions. Against this backdrop, perceptions and assessments in relation to migrant and border vulnerabilities are increasingly used to determine access to the EU territory, the Asylum Process and social support. Evie's PhD looks at some of the consequence of the use of vulnerability assessments in the operationalisation of the asylum process on the Aegean Islands.

Journal articles

  • Yannis Christodoulou, Evie Papada, Anna Papoutsi & Antonis Vradis (2016) “Crisis or Zemblanity? Viewing the ‘Migration Crisis’ through a Greek Lens”, Mediterranean Politics 21 (2).
  • Joe Painter, Evie Papada, Anna Papoutsi & Antonis Vradis (2016) ‘Flags flying up atrial mast: reflections on the hotspot mechanism in Mytilene’ in Environent and Planning D: Society and Space.
  • Anna Papoutsi, Evie Papada, Joe Painter & Antonis Vradis (2018) “The EC hotspot approach in Greece: creating liminal EU territory” In  Special Issue: ‘Against the evidence: Europe's migration challenge and the failure to protect’. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 1-13.


  • New Borders: Hotspots and the European Migration Regime. Pluto  Press, Radical Geography series 2018.