Zermpoulis Miltiadis

Miltiadis Zermpoulis holds a Phd in Social Anthropology from the Department of Balkan, Slavic and
Oriental Studies at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki.  Between 2015 and 2017 had been
working as a research fellow at the Institute for Folklore and Cultural Anthropology at the University
of Hamburg, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Greek -German
Fund for Future. Between 2017 and 2021 had been coordinating integration programs of the Federal
Office for Migration and Refugees at the migrant organization Multicultural Forum e.V. in Germany. Since 2020 is a full Member of the Association of Social Anthropologists of Greece.
By the first June of 2021 has been working as a research associate and deputy head at the Institute for TransculturalCompetence at the Police Academy of Hamburg. Miltiadis conducted fieldwork in Germany and in Greece. He published articles in Greek, English and German. His academic interests include material culture, anthropology of space, state culture,anthropology of class, ethnic/ religious minorities and migration. Recently he published Von der Flucht zur griechischen Mittelklasse. Eine Ethnographie über soziale Veränderung und materielle Integration eines Flüchtlingsstadtteils im Thessaloniki der Nachkriegszeit, Kieler Blätter zur Volkskunde, 2020. Together with the Art Director and Graphic Designer  Dr. Hasan Isikli created in 2021 the Art Work  “Decolonize empty spaces” which was launched under the auspices  of the Culture Borders Gender Laboratory. The video- Installation received financial support from Rosa Luxemburg Foundation – Greece in order to be presented in the nomadic, hybrid symposium entitled Decolonizing Hellas : Imperial Pasts, Contested Presents, Emancipated Futures, 1821 – 2021.

Contact: miltiadiszermpoulis@gmail.com / miltiadis.zermpoulis@polizei.hamburg.de