Marianna Karakoulaki

Profile Picture of Marianna KarakoulakiNo Borders against Border Violence: An interdisciplinary ethnographic research of fighting violence and defying state rules in Europe’s borderlands 

Supervisors: Dr Nicola Smith and Dr Sotirios Zartaloudis

Marianna Karakoulaki is undertaking an ethnographic research on violence, borders and the no borders politics theory in Greece and Bosnia. She is an award winning foreign correspondent who focuses on humanitarian reporting in Southeastern Mediterranean and the UK. 

Qualifications

  • MA International Relations (Security), University of Birmingham
  • BA Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, Greece

Biography

Marianna Karakoulaki is undertaking an ethnographic research on violence, borders and the no borders politics theory in Greece and Bosnia. She is an award winning journalist who focuses on humanitarian reporting including but not limited to migration and forced displacement, social movements, gender and feminism in Southeastern Mediterranean and the UK. She is a freelance foreign correspondent for Deutsche Welle, a regular commentator on Al Jazeera and her work has appeared on Open Migration, Voice of America, the New Humanitarian, BBC Radio (World Service, Scotland, Radio 4), RTS (Switzerland), STV (Sweden), Middle East Eye and many other outlets.

In 2017 she received the Migration Media Award (3rd Prize) for her story “EU-Turkey deal fails to stop refugee flow” (Deutsche Welle), and in 2015 she was part of the production of “Macedonia: tracking down the refugee kidnap gangs” (Channel 4 News) which receive the London Foreign Press Association Award for News Story of the Year, and Royal Television Society for the Independent Award. She is the Articles Editor and a Director of the Editorial Board of E-International Relations, the world’s largest open access website for students and scholars of International Relations. Her co-edited book “Critical Perspectives on Migration in the 21st Century” was published in 2018.  Her Twitter is: @Faloulah

Research Interests 

  • Critical Border Studies
  • Forced Migration
  • Media and Migration
  • Gender and Feminism
  • Social Movements
  • Social Protests
  • Social Anthropology 

Publications 

  • Karakoulaki, M., L. Southgate, and J. Steiner (2018). Critical Perspectives on Migration in the 21st Century. Bristol: E-International Relations
  • Karakoulaki M. (2019), “Abortion and the Law.” In Encyclopedia of Women and Crime, edited by F.P. Bernat, K. Frailing, L. Gelsthorpe, S. Kethineni, and L. Pasko. Wiley Blackwell.
For her journalism portfolio see her profile on MuckRuck.

Other Activites 

Marianna Karakoulaki regularly facilitates workshops on hate speech, journalism, and journalism and migration. She provides media consultancy to NGOs and charities that work in the wider migration field.