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Sociology: People


Stergios Magkriotis

Stergios Magkriotis
Stergios Magkriotis
Edinburgh UK
Research Interests
Displacement, Refugee Livelihoods, everyday practices, Materiality, Visual Sociology, Human Geography, Ethnography

PhD Title

Livelihoods at the Margins of Humanitarian Aid 
The everyday life strategies of refugees in Athens


  • MSc Sociology and Global Change, University of Edinburgh
    Thesis title: Spatial Dynamics and Shifting Roles at the gate of Europe. Narratives from Skala Sykamias.
  • BA Audio and Visual Arts, Ionian University
    Thesis title: The phenomenon of homeless people in Greece today.

Conference Presentations

  • The Artefacts of Displacement: Documents of life, practices and the livelihood of refugees in camps (International Visual Sociology Association 2019 annual conference in Skidmore College, New York, U.S.A. 20 – 22 June)
  • Politicising the visual representations of a ‘refugee crisis’ (International Visual Sociology Association 2018 annual conference in Evry, France 25-28 June)
  • Refugee flows, spatial dynamics and social shifts at the ‘gate’ of Europe Narratives from Skala Sykamias (Social Work, Education and Social Development Joint World Conference in Dublin, Irland, 4 - 6 July 2018)


Tutor, Sociology 2a: Thinking Sociologically, University of Edinburgh

Tutor, Sociology 1b: The Sociological Imagination: Private Troubles, Public Problems
University of Edinburgh


Magkriotis, S. (2020). Book Review: Under Every Yard of Sky by Meyer, S., Red Hook Editions 2019. Visual Studies.

Magkriotis, S. (2020). Book Review: Bordering by Yuval-Davis, N. Wemyss, G. and Cassidy, K., Polity Press 2019. Journal of Refugee Studies.