Theodoros Rakopoulos

Global Fellow

Research Fellow, University of Bergen

Theodoros Rakopoulos currently works as Research Fellow at the Egalitarianism ERC programme, University of Bergen. He has an LLB from Aristotle University and a PhD from Goldsmiths and has previously worked as Research Fellow at the Human Economy Programme (University of Pretoria). He has conducted long-term fieldwork in rural Sicily and urban Greece in research supported by the Wenner-Gren Foundation. His interests include food sovereignty and activism, solidarity, mafia and antimafia, land administration, labour and cooperatives. His research line mingles economic, political and legal anthropology. His publications include articles in anthropological and regional journals (including Focaal, Social Analysis, Dialectical Anthropology, Critique of Anthropology, Political and Legal Anthropology Review Social Anthropology, as well as the Journal of Modern Italian Studies and the Journal of Modern Greek Studies). His monograph (From Clans to Co-ops: Confiscated Mafia Land in Sicily) as well as an edited volume (The Global Life of Austerity) will be published in early 2017, both by Berghahn.