Katerina Rozakou

Postdoctoral researcher



Katerina Rozakou is a postdoctoral researcher at the project. She received her PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Aegean in Greece and she has spent a year as a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University. Katerina has done extensive fieldwork on voluntary associations assisting refugees, as well as on Afghan refugees in austerity Athens. Her research interests include political anthropology, civil society, NGOs and humanitarian aid, irregular immigrants and refugees, charity and solidarity. She has published in international and Greek academic journals and she has coedited a collective volume on civil society, patronage and violence.


Selected publications

Rozakou, K. (2016a) Socialities of solidarity: revisiting the gift taboo in times of crises. Social Anthropology 24(2): 185-199.

Rozakou, K (2016b) Crafting the volunteer: Voluntary associations and the reformation of sociality. Journal of Modern Greek Studies 34(1): 79-102.

Rozakou, K (2012) The biopolitics of hospitality in Greece: Humanitarianism and the management of refugees. American Ethnologist 3(3): 562-577.

Rozakou K. and E. Gara (eds.) (2013) Greek Paradoxes: Patronage, civil society, violence. Athens: Alexandreia (in greek: Κατερίνα Ροζάκου και Ελένη Γκαρά (επιμέλεια), 2013, Ελληνικά παράδοξα: πατρωνία, κοινωνία πολιτών, βία. Αθήνα: Αλεξάνδρεια).