Manolis Pratsinakis

ONASSIS Research Fellow
International Relations Network
Government and Politics Network
St Antony's College
Office address
70 Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6JF

Manolis Pratsinakis is the Onassis Foundation Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford. He is also Deputy Project Manager of the SEESOX Diaspora project and a research affiliate of the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) at the University of  Oxford. Manolis Pratsinakis was previously a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at the University of Macedonia (2015-2017), a visiting fellow at the University of Sussex (2016) and a lecturer at the University of Amsterdam (2013-2015). His academic interests broadly concern the study of migration and nationalism. He has done research and published on immigrant-native relations, ethnic boundaries and categorisation, everyday nationhood, brain drain, and intra-EU mobility in the post 2008 period. Manolis has studied Geography and Sociology (with honors) and completed his PhD in 2013 in Anthropology. His MA studies were supported by a Huygens scholarship from Nuffic and his PhD research by a postgraduate IKY scholarship.


Manolis's research interests include:

Citizenship, Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, Community, Nationalism, Refugees and migration

Manolis Pratsinakis


Recent key publications

Pratsinakis, M. and R. King, 2019, A Crisis-driven migration?  Aspirations and experiences of the post-2008 South-European migrants in London, International Migration DOI: 10.1111/imig.12583

Pratsinakis, M. 2019, “Family‐related migration and the crisis-driven outflow from Greece.” In ‘New’ Migration of Families from Greece to Europe and Canada: A ‘New’ Challenge for Education? eds A.J. Panagiotopoulou, L Rosen, A. Chatzidaki and C. Kirsch, Wiesbaden: Springer VS

Pratsinakis, M. 2018, Established and outsider nationals: Immigrant-Native relations and the everyday politics of national belonging, Ethnicities 18(1), 3–22

Pratsinakis M, Hatziprokopiou P, Labrianidis, L. & Vogiatzis, N. 2017, Living together in multi-ethnic cities: People of migrant background, their interethnic friendships and the neighbourhood. Urban Studies 38(4): 1142–1159

Pratsinakis, M. 2017, “Collective charisma, selective exclusion and national belonging: ‘false’ and ‘real’ Greeks from the former Soviet Union” In Everyday Nationhood: Theorizing, Culture, Identity and Belonging two decades after the publication of Banal Nationalism, eds M. Skey & M. Antonsich. Houndmills: Palgrave 

Pratsinakis, M., Hatziprokopiou, P., Grammatikas, D., Labrianidis, L. 2017, 'Crisis and the resurgence of emigration from Greece:  trends, representations, and the multiplicity of migrant trajectories.' In European Mobility in Times of Crisis: The New Context of European South-North Migration, eds Glorius, B. and Domínguez-Mujica, Bielefeld: J. Transcript Verlag

Labrianidis, L. & M. Pratsinakis 2017, 'Crisis Brain drain: short-term pain/long term gain?' In Greece in Crisis: The Cultural Politics of Austerity, ed D. Tziovas I.B. Tauris 

Labrianidis, L. & M. Pratsinakis 2016, 'Greece’s new emigration at times of Crisis',GreeSE: Hellenic Observatory Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe, paper 99, Hellenic Observatory, LSE 

Pratsinakis, M. 2014, ‘Resistance and Compliance in Immigrant–Native Figurations: Albanian and Soviet Greek Immigrants and their Interaction with Greek society’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 40(8), 1295–1313