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Arampatzi, Athina

Investigadora Postdoctoral Marie-Curie UE
Ciencia Política y Relaciones Internacionales
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Athina Arampatzi is an Architect and Urbanist, currently associated to the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain as a Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow. She received her PhD degree in Social Geography at the University of Leeds, UK in 2015. She holds a Master’s degree with distinction (MSc, Hons) in ‘Urban Studies’, completed at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands (2010) and a Diploma with distinction (MA, Hons) in Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2008). Her research interests broadly focus on urban politics and social movements developing in cities. In particular, Athina’s work includes the politics of the everyday and subversive bottom-up practices of social movements that have developed vis-à-vis austerity in the post-crisis period in Southern Europe, the spatial politics of solidarity articulated among the grassroots and alternative socio-economic relations constituted through practices of commοning. She is also interested in methodological approaches in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities that promote participatory and collaborative ways of scholar engagement with activist groups, local communities and social movements. Athina has published her work in academic journals such as Urban Studies, Environment and Planning, Political Geography and City, while acting as a frequent reviewer of journal articles related to her research interests.


Líneas de investigación
Research interests and expertise:
  • Urban politics and social movements, focusing on emergent grassroots alternatives in contexts of austerity urbanism
  • Social/ solidarity economies
  • Critical urban geography, by especially considering urban policy and its impact on contemporary cities
  • Qualitative methodologies and participatory ethnographies.
  • Urban and spatial planning in Europe and the Global South


Asignaturas impartidas


Arampatzi, A. (forthcoming 2018) “From crisis and austerity to urban social innovation: articulating alternatives in Greece” in Michelini J. (eds.) Creativity and social innovation in Europe and Latin America, Libros de la Catarata, Madrid


Arampatzi, A. (forthcoming 2018) “Territorialising social movements: centralisation and dispersal as spatial practices of counter-austerity struggle in Athens, Greece”, City: Analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action

Journal Impact Factor (2016) 1.45 in Urban Studies (Q1)


Arampatzi, A. (2017) “Contentious spatialities in an era of austerity: everyday politics and struggle communities in Athens, Greece”, Political Geography, Vol. 60, pp. 47-56, (times cited: 1)

Journal Impact Factor (2016) 2.410 in Political Science and International Relations (Q1)


Arampatzi, A. (2016) “Constructing solidarity as resistive and creative agency in austerity Greece”, Comparative European Politics, DOI:10.1057/s41295-016-0071-9

Journal Impact Factor (2016) 1.524 in Political Science and International Relations (Q1)


Arampatzi, A. (2016) “The spatiality of counter-austerity politics in Athens, Greece: emergent urban solidarity spaces”, Urban Studies, Vol. 54 (9), pp. 2155-2171, (times cited: 20)

Journal Impact Factor (2015) 2.364 in Urban Studies (Q1)


Arampatzi, A. (2015) “Contesting the crisis: cooperative/ social economy and solidarity or charity?” in Maloutas T., Spyrellis S. (eds.) Athens Social Atlas, Digital compendium of texts and visual material, available at


Arampatzi, A. and Walter Nicholls (2012) “The urban roots of anti-neoliberal social movements: the case of Athens, Greece”, Environment and Planning A, Vol. 44, pp. 2591 – 2610 (times cited: 37)

Journal Impact Factor (2016) 1.389 in Geography, Planning and Development (Q1)


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