Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Giorgos Velegrakis

Postdoctoral researcher
Department of History of Technology

Giorgos Velegrakis, MEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Electrical and Computer Engineering School, National Technical University of Athens, 2007), MSc in Environmental Policies and Development (Rural and Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 2009), and PhD in Geography and Political Ecology (Geography Department, Harokopio University Athens, 2018) has been an adjunct faculty at the Philosophy and History of Science Department, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens; adjunct faculty at the Surveying and Geoinformatics Engineering Department, University of West Attica; adjunct faculty at the Geography Department, Harokopio University of Athens; adjunct faculty at the Sociology Department, University of Crete. Previously a post-graduate researcher at the Institution of Mediterranean Studies / IMS-FORTH (2020-2021) and a Marie Curie doctoral fellow (2012-2015), he has considerable research experience on issues of relevance to the environment-society relationship. He has published and edited 11 books, 6 book chapters and 16 articles on issues of relevance to policy regarding extractivism, political ecology, radical geography, socio-environmental conflicts and movements, the commons, global sustainability transitions and STS. He is member of several academic and research initiatives and committees such as the European Network of Political Ecology – ENTITLE, Political Ecology Network – POLLEN, Radical Geography Notebooks, International Critical Geography Group – ICGG, RLS GWG “Beyond Development”, European Inter-University Association on Society, Science and Technology -ESST and the Research Network on History, Technology and Europe - Tensions of Europe (ToE).