Research Fellow at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin
is a social anthropologist interested in cities, infrastructure, and mobility with a regional focus on post-Soviet Central Asia. He is a Research Fellow at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin, Germany. His current research project examines the ways in which the inhabitants of a former nuclear town in Kyrgyzstan negotiate the consequences of chronic exposure to low doses of radiation amidst the town’s de-industrialisation and the unfavourable socio-economic conditions that ensue. Before joining ZMO, Nikolaos was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, where his project, situated within the framework of the Visegrád Anthropologists’ Network (V4 Net), focused on infrastructure and everyday cross-river mobility in rural southeastern Poland. Previously, he was a PhD fellow at the University of Copenhagen, where his dissertation explored the nexus of embodied memory and urban infrastructure in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
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