Stavros - Nikiforos Spyrellis

Stavros - Nikiforos Spyrellis
Social Geography
Curriculum Vitae



  • Urban geography (population, activities, territories)
  • Social Geography (inequalities, social and educational division of space)
  • Economic Geography (localized production systems, location models)
  • Urban planning (urban master plans, development actors)
  • Database management and geographic information systems
  • Immigration (flows, policies, concentrations)
  • Cartography


  • 2013- Editor. ‘Athens Social Atlas’ implemented at Harokopio University and funded by the Onassis Cultural Foundation
  • 2024-2026 Principal Investigator. "Segregation patterns and deprivation areas in Athens 2011-2021 - SeDe". Program funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research & Innovation (H.F.R.I,)
  • 2021-2024 Research Associate. Research project: Interconnecting Histories and Archives for Migrant Agency: Entangled Narratives Across Europe and the Mediterranean Region – ITHACA ». Implemented at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and funded by H2020-SC6-MIGRATION-2020, scientific supervision Professor Eugenia Bournova
  • 2020-2022 Post-doctoral in Social Geography. Research project : ISTOPOL implemented at Harokopio University and funded by ELIDEK, scientific supervision Professor Thomas Maloutas
  • 2020-2022 Research Associate. Research project: Inclusive cities: infrastructures of social integration and refugee settlement. Implemented at University of Crete and funded by ELKE of the University of Crete, scientific supervision Professor Vassilis Arapoglou
  • 2017-2018 Research Associate. Research project: Digital Refuge: Aggregating and Visualizing Asylum Seeker and Host Community, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), University of California Berkeley school, scientific supervision Professor Katerina Linos
  • 2016-2017 Post-doctoral in Geography. Research projects : SEMAST et PARIS 2030 (septembre – novembre), Universities Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (UPE-MLV) and Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, UMR Géographie Cités laboratory. Post-doctoral in Geography. Research project: RELAT Health (novembre – mars) Paris 7 University Denis Diderot, LABEX laboratoire UMR Géographie Cités.
  • 2015-2017 Research Associate. Research project: “Tendances et perspectives du commerce ethnique dans le centre-ville athénien”, École Française d’Athènes (EfA), Athens, Greece
  • 2013-2015 Research Associate. ‘Dynamic management and mapping of social data’ funded by the program KRIPIS of the Ministry of Education, scientific supervision Professor Thomas Maloutas


  • Polyzou, I. and Spyrellis, S.N. (2024) Housing practices of Albanian immigrants in Athens: an in-between socio-spatial condition, LAND
  • Karadimitriou, N. and Spyrellis, S.N, (2024), Measuring Deprivation and Micro-Segregation in Greek ITI SUD: Time to apply a common method ?, LAND
  • Maloutas, T., Fragopoulos, Y., Kourkouridis D., Kostaki E., Makri A., Spyrellis S.N. (2024), Exploring spatial proximity and social exclusion through two case studies of Roma settlements in Greece, LAND
  • Arapoglou, V. and Spyrellis, S.N, (2024), Arrival infrastructures: segregation of displaced migrants and processes of urban change in Athens, Geographies
  • Linos, K., Carlson, M., Jakli, L., Dalma, N., Cohen, I., Veloudaki, A., Spyrellis, S.N., (2021) “How Do Disadvantaged Groups Seek Information About Public Services? A Randomized Controlled Trial of Communication Technologies, Public Administration Review
  • Papadopoulos, A., Fratsea, M.L., Spyrellis, S.N., Baltas, P., (2021) “ Exploring the contribution of migrant labour in Greek agriculture, Italian Review of Agricultural Economics
  • Maloutas, T., Spyrellis S.N., Capella A., (2019), “ Residential segregation and educational performance. The case of Athens ”, Urban Studies.
  • Maloutas, T., Spyrellis S.N., Hadjiyanni, A., Capella, A., Valassi, D., (2019) «Residential and school segregation as parameters of educational performance in Athens», Cybergeo European Journal of Geography [online], Espace, Société, Territoire. URL :
  • Maloutas, T., Spyrellis, S.N. (2019), “ Residential segregation trends in Athens during the 2000s ”, Regional Studies.
  • Maloutas, T., Spyrellis, S.N. (2016), «Vertical segregation: Mapping the vertical social stratification of residents in Athenian apartment buildings», Méditerranée
  • Spyrellis, S.N. (2015), «Social space and educational outcomes in Athens», Cybergeo: European Journal of Geography [online], Espace, Société, Territoire, document 745. URL:
  • Σπυρέλλης, Σ.Ν. (2012), “ Ο ρόλος του κλάδου απασχόλησης και της επαγγελματικής ιεραρχίας στη διαμόρφωση των στεγαστικών διαχωρισμών στης Μητροπολιτικής Αθήνας, Γεωγραφίες, no 21, pp. 35-54


  • 2020-2021 Adjunct Lecturer at the Athens University of Economic And Business (P.D. 407)
  • 2018-2020 Academic Fellow at the Athens University of Economic And Business (AUEB)
  • 2015-2016 Assistant, teaching and research in geography (full time) at the University Paris Est, Marne-la-Vallée (UPE-MLV)
  • 2014-2015 Temporary Assistant, teaching and research in geography (full time A.T.E.R.) at the University Paris Ouest, Nanterre la Défense (UPO)
  • 2013-2014 Temporary Assistant, teaching and research in geography (full time A.T.E.R.) at the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA)
  • 2012-2013 Substitute professor (vacataire) in Geography at the University Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense (UPO), Semiotics, Statistics and Cartography