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Iraklis Dimitriadis

Ricercatore a tempo determinato

Sociologia dei processi economici e del lavoro (SSD: GSPS-08/A)


Iraklis Dimitriadis is Assistant Professor (Rtda) of Sociology of Work and Economy in the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at the Scuola Normale Superiore. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in International and European Studies in Greece and a Master’s degree in Geopolitics in France, he obtained a PhD in Sociology and Methodology of Social Research from the University of Milan and the University of Turin with the distinction of Doctor Europaeus. Before joining the SNS, he worked as a post-doc researcher at the University of Milan, the University of Milano-Bicocca, and the University of Ca’ Foscari Venice. He also collaborated as an expert with different organizations such as the Joint Research Center of the European Commission, ANCI Lombardia, and the ISMU Foundation. He has also been a visiting scholar at the COMPAS Research Center of the University of Oxford and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. He is part of the editorial board of the journals Frontiers in Sociology and Mondi Migranti. In 2023, he received the first prize of the Young Talents Award from the University of Milano-Bicocca.

His current research focuses on labour migration, while in recent years he has developed research on informal work and digital labour platforms, migration and asylum governance, and labour market integration in the EU, with particular attention to informal employment. Other research interests include citizenship and identity, religion, and immigration.

5 recent publications

Bonizzoni, P. and Dimitriadis, I. (2024) Homeless or refugee? Civil Society Actors and the (un)making of internal borders in an Italian frontier town, Ethnic and Racial Studies (forthcoming)

Dimitriadis, I. (2023) Migrants and Undeclared Employment Within the European Construction Sector: Challenging Dichotomous Approaches to Workers’ Agency, Work, Employment and Society, 37(5), 1321-1338.

Dimitriadis, I. and M. Ambrosini (2023) De-Bordering Solidarity: Civil Society Actors Assisting Refused Asylum Seekers in Small Cities, Journal of Refugee Studies, 36 (3), 430–448,

Dimitriadis, I. (2022) Migrant Construction Workers in Times of Crisis. Worker Agency, (Im)mobility Practices, and Masculine Identities among Albanians in Southern Europe. Palgrave Macmillan Cham. ISBN 978-3-031-18797-1

Dimitriadis. I (2021) Onward migration aspirations and transnational practices of migrant construction workers amidst economic crisis: exploring new opportunities and facing barriers, International Migration, 59 (6) :128–141.