Giorgos Tsimouris graduated from the Department of Political Sciences, Panteion University, Athens (1980). He studied Sociology at the University of Essex, UK (M.A. 1994) and Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex, UK (PhD 1998). For his doctoral thesis he conducted research among refugees of the Greco -Turkish war of 1922 from Asia Minor, who settled in Greece. He has published in Greek and English on forced migration, refugee condition, nationalism, intercultural education and oral history. He is the author of the book “Ίμβριοι: Φυγάδες απ’ τον τόπο μας όμηροι στηνν πατρίδα (Imvrii: Fugitives from our place, hostages in our homeland”) Athens, 2007 & 2013), concerning the forced migration and the trajectory of the Greek community of Imvros (Gökceada). His last research interests concern the refugee passages through the North Aegean islands. He is teaching at the Department of Social Anthropology, Panteion University, Athens. He is visiting fellow at the University of Durham, Department of Social Anthropology.