Thomas Maloutas, Special Scientific Advisor
Professor of Social Geography, Harokopio University; Director Institute of Social Research, EKKE
Thomas Maloutas studied Architecture and Geography in Paris and obtained his Ph.D from the University of Nanterre-Paris-X. He has taught at the Dept of Planning, University of Thessaly before taking his current position at the Geography Dept, Harokopio University in 2009. He has a long record of direction and participation in national and EU projects and has often been invited to give talks in European and US Universities. His research interest and published work is related to urban social geography. Selected publications: (2001) Vertical social differentiation in Athens, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 25 / 4: 699-716 (with N. Karadimitriou); (2004) Segregation and residential mobility. Spatially entrapped social mobility and its impact on segregation in Athens, European Urban and Regional Studies 11/3: 195-211; (2004) Housing and welfare in Southern Europe, Oxford: Blackwell (co-author with J. Allen et al.); (2007) Middle class education strategies and residential segregation in Athens, Journal of Education Policy, 22/1: 49-68; (2007) Segregation, social polarisation and immigration in Athens during the 1990s: Theoretical expectations and contextual difference, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 31/4: 733-758; (2008) European cities between competitiveness and cohesion. Discourses, realities and implementation, Dordrecht, Springer (co-editor with P. Ache et al.); (2010) Mobilité sociale et ségrégation à Athènes: Formes de séparatisme social dans un contexte de mobilité spatiale réduite, Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales, 184 : 2-21; (2011-forthcoming) Residential segregation around the world. Why context matters, Farham, Ashgate (co-editor with K. Fujita); (2012-forthcoming) Contextual diversity in gentrification research, Critical Sociology, 38/1.