Social Anthropologist, Research Fellow, EKKE
Dr Michael Petrou has studied Social Policy and Social Anthropology at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, where he received a Ph.D in Social Anthropology. He has mainly worked as a researcher in many European and national projects. His research interests focus on an anthropological approach to rural space and rural-urban relationships; especially on socioeconomic change and recomposition, multifunctionality, migration movements, identity and cultural renegotiations of social actors, rural conflicts in local government. Since 2010, he's a researcher in the Institute for Urban and Rural Sociology, the Greek National Centre for Social Research. His recent publications includes: (2011) “Present or absent farm heads? A contemporary reading of family farming in Greece” (with Koutsou S., Partalidou M.), Sociologia Ruralis, (2010) “Mutations socio-spatiales et conflits d’usage dans les espaces ruraux littoraux et périurbains. Le cas de la plaine de Corinthe’ (with Anthopoulou T.) in C.Perrin (ed.) ‘Nature’ et urbanisation sur les littoraux méditerranéens : la gestion des espaces ouverts (agricoles et naturels), Rome: Presses de l’Ecole Française de Rome (in print),( 2010) “Indigenous and new residents in periurban rural space. Social representations, land management practices and conflicts. The case of Korinhia’s region” in Conference proceedings of the 9th Panhellenic Geographical Conference, Athens: Harokopion University (in print, (2010), “Domestic migration and Albanian farmworkers in rural space. Social transformations and the stake of indigenousness. The case of Marathon in Attiki” in Proceedings of the 8th Panhellenic Geographical Conference, Athens: University of Athens: 413-422.