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Mrs Evgenia Lliadou

Profile summary

  • Research Student
  • PHD Student
  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • School of Hist, Rel St, Soc, SP&C
  • Sociology

Professional biography

I am a PhD student at the Department of Social Policy and Criminology. In my research I am exploring the multiple forms of violence and social harm which irregularised migrants experience at Lesvos Island. I am interested in issues of irregularised migration, racism, social harm, violence, borders, border control and human rights. I have studied Sociology at the University of Crete and Social Anthropology and History at the University of the Aegean, with a main interest in gender studies. I have worked as a humanitarian worker in detention centers for irregularised migrants mainly at Lesvos Island, but also in other regions in Greece. I have also worked, as a humanitarian worker, in a shelter for refugee women, being victims of torture and trafficking.


E. Iliadou (2017), When Justice is (not) blind, Harm & Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC) available at:

Marie Gillespie, Lawrence Ampofo, Margaret Cheesman, Becky Faith, Evgenia Iliadou, Ali Issa, Souad Osseiran, Dimitris Skleparis, (2016), Research Report: Mapping Refugee Media Journeys Smartphones and Social Media Networks, The Open University / France Médias Monde.

V. Canning and E.Iliadou (2016), Occupying Turin refugees breathe life into abandoned buildings of Olympic village, but authorities want them out, available at:

Conference Papers:

E. Iliadou, “Criminalisation and Illegalisation of the everyday life: Confronting the Suspicious Borders”, Paper presented at: "A Conversation on Connecting Racismand Migration in a  Post-BREXIT World", One day conference, 6 October 2017, Goldsmiths, University of London.


Harm&Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC), The Open University (member)
International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion network (IMISCOE) (member)

News & articles

Mother with sick teenage daughter

Researching the needs of seriously ill young people

The Open University Sexuality Alliance with Hospice UK have received funding to explore the sex, relationships and intimacy needs in the lives of young people with a life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, as part of an initiative being launched today (15 November 2018) to support seriously ill young people.

15th November 2018
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