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MSc in Media & Refugee / Migration Flows
CONTACT INFORMATION
3 Gigoriou Palama
Mytilini 81100
Lesvos, Greece

Nikolaos Xypolytas

Assistant Professor
COURSE:Forced Migration
Field of specialization, studies, work experience:

Nikos Xypolytas was born in 1979 in Athens and works as an Assistant Professor at the University of the Aegean who specializes on migration and labour. He studied Sociology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (2001-2004) and he received his Masters from University of Oxford (2005) with an emphasis on Economic Sociology. He completed his PhD in Greece at Panteion University, (2012) and looked at the consequences of migrant domestic work on the familial and social relationships of migrants. He teaches Sociology of Migration at the University of the Aegean and has taught at Panteion University (Greece), at the University of Cyprus (Cyprus) as well as private institutions of higher education in Greece and abroad. His academic focus is on the reproduction of migrant labour and his recent research activity looks at refugees’ long processes of marginalization which undermine their future social position in the host countries. 

Description of prior teaching/training activities:
  • Assistant Professor at the University of the Aegean, Sociology Department. (April 2019 – today)
  • Teaching Fellow at the University of the Aegean, Sociology Department. Modules Taught: Sociology of Migration, Sociology of Refugee Flows, Sociology of Mass Media (January 2017 – April 2019)
  • Lecturer at Akmi Metropolitan College. Modules Taught: Critical Approaches to Inclusive Education (Postgraduate Module), Social, Mental and Emotional Health Issues (Undergraduate Module), Critical Global Perspectives in Special and Inclusive Education (Undergraduate Module) (October 2015 – April 2019).
  • Adjunct Lecturer at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens. Module Taught: Labour Communities. Postgraduate Programme. (January 2016 – July 2016)
  • Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education. Module Taught: Counselling for Socially Vulnerable Groups. Postgraduate Programme. (January 2016 – July 2016) 
  • Adjunct Lecturer at National School of Public Health. Module Taught: Sociology of Work (February 2015 – June 2015).
  • Assistant Professor at American University of the Middle East. Modules Taught: Introduction to Sociology (September 2014 – February 2014).
  • Adjunct Lecturer at University of Cyprus. Modules Taught: Economic Sociology, Sociology of Mass Media. (January 2014 – June 2014).
  • Lecturer at Akmi Metropolitan College. Modules Taught: Sociology of Education, Sociology of the Family, Critical Approaches to Inclusive Education (October 2013 – May 2014)
  • Adjunct Lecturer at Panteion University of Social and Political Science, Department of Sociology. Module Taught: Economic and Social Integration of Immigrant Population (Postgraduate Module) (September 2012 – February 2013)
Additional information (such as publications, awards, link, etc):

Books

  • Xypolytas, N. (2013) Live-in Domestic Work: The Contribution of Family and Solidarity Networks to the Reproduction of Work. Athens: Papazisis. (in Greek)
  • Xypolytas, N. (2019) Refugees in Moria: Consequences of a Deterrent Migration Policy. Athens: Dionikos (in Greek)

Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals

  • Xypolytas, N. (2018) “The Refugee Crisis as a Preparation Stage of Future Exclusion: The Effects of the Country of Origin Turmoil and Refugee Management on Work Orientations”. International journal of Sociology and Social Policy 38 (7/8): 637 - 650
  • Xypolytas, N. (2017a) “Preparation, Allocation, Habituation: The Holistic Approach to Migrant Exclusion” Social Cohesion and Development 12 (1): 57 – 71.
  • Xypolytas, N. (2017b) “The Country of Origin as a Preparation Stage: Towards a Holistic Approach to Migrant Exclusion” International journal of Sociology and Social Policy 37 (13/14): 729 – 742.
  • Xypolytas, N., Vassilikou, K., Fouskas T. (2017) “Migrant Domestic Workers: Family, Community and Crisis”. Journal of Modern Greek Studies 34 (1): 88 – 109.
  • Xypolytas, N. (2016a) “The Entrapment of Migrant Workers in Servile Labour: The Case of Live-in Domestic Workers from Ukraine in Greece”. Social Cohesion and Development 11 (1): 31 – 44.
  • Xypolytas, N. (2016b) “The Reproduction of Labour in Elderly Care Jobs: The Case of Live-in Domestic Workers from Ukraine in Greece”. Economia & Lavoro. Settembre – Dicembre 2016, n. 3: 65-78.