Theodosia Anthopoulou


Theodosia Anthopoulou is Professor of Social Geography with an emphasis on rural space. She studied Economics at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and completed her postgraduate studies in Rural Development at the University of Paris I-Pantheon Sorbonne and obtained her PHD in Human, Economic and Regional Geography from the University of Paris X-Nanterre. She has been teaching at the Department of Social Policy since 1997, while previously worked as a researcher at the Foundation for Mediterranean Studies and as lecturer at the Department of Geography at the University of the Aegean. Since 2017, she collaborates with the Hellenic Open University, being the Director of the Master in Social and Solidarity Economy (2017-2020), and adjunct lecturer of the course "Spatial Development, Social Innovation and SSE". She was the director of the department's Social Policy Laboratory during the period 2014-2022.

Her research interests and extended field work focus on rural restructuring and changing urban-rural relations; spatial inequalities and invisible aspects of rural poverty and deprivation; alternative food networks and food justice; local/community development and sustainable management of territorial resources; social and solidarity economy. She has coordinated and participated as principal investigator in more than thirty research projects, financed by national and European funds, and has published numerous articles in scientific journals, collective volumes and conference proceedings. 

Social Geography with an emphasis on Rural Area