Katerina Rozakou


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· The Pitfalls of Volunteerism


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studied Anthropology at the University College London and the University of the Aegean, where she received her PhD in 2007. Her research interests lie in the anthropology of the political, citizenship, voluntary associations and civil society, the politics of humanitarian aid, asylum and immigration. Her PhD thesis on the cultural production and the political meanings of sociality is based on extensive fieldwork conducted in voluntary associations that support refugees in Athens. Her work has been published in collective volumes as well as academic journals. Since September 2010, she has been working on a new research project. The project explores the production of citizenship in contemporary Greece in regard to migration. In particular, it focuses on encounters between Afghan refugees (a paradigmatic case of non-citizens) and different groups of Greek citizens (pro and anti-immigrant groups and locals). In the last years, encounters between immigrants and Greek citizens have become the setting of violent interethnic and social clashes, particularly in the center of Athens. The middle ground of these interactions is studied as a space where transformations in conceptualizations of citizenship and non-citizenship, belonging and otherness, inclusion and exclusion take place.