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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

Peter Twining giving his lecture

If school is the problem, what is the solution?

As The Open University celebrates its 50th anniversary, Peter Twining, Professor of Education (Futures), delivered his inaugural lecture on what the future holds for schools.

25th June 2019
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Jul 16

The polar oceans and global climate

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 18:00 to 19:00

Berrill Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall, The Open University, MK7 6AA

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