Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Berliner Institut für empirische Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (BIM)

Dr. Olga Lafazani

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Olga Lafazani's research interests develop at the intersections of migration, gender, urban space, borders and economies. She holds a PhD on "Transanational geographies of migration" from the Department of Geography, Harokopio University, Athens. She has worked in several research projects and her work has been published in international journals.

Currently she is an adjunct lecturer in the master course "Gender Studies" in the Greek Open University and the PI of the research project "1c2rc" that aims to untangle the entangled histories of refugee crisis within one century in Greece (for more see: ).

On September 2023 she will start a Marie Curie Fellowship in collaboration with BIM researching the Poltical Economies of Refugee Camps (CamPEconomies).


Ausgewählte Publikationen

Lafazani, O. (2021), The Significance of the Insignificant: Borders, Urban Space, Everyday Life. Antipode, 53: 1143-1160.

Lafazani, O. (2018) Homeplace Plaza: Challenging the Border between Host and Hosted. South Atlantic Quarterly 117 (4): 896–904. doi:

Lafazani, O. (2018)   Kρίση and Μετανάστευση in Greece: From Illegal Migrants to Refugees. Sociology Now, 52(3), 619–625. doi:10.1177/0038038518765559

Lafazani O. (2013) A Border within a Border: The Migrants' Squatter Settlement in Patras as a Heterotopia, Journal of Borderlands Studies, 28:1, 1-13, DOI: 10.1080/08865655.2012.751731


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