Maria-Christina Vogkli

Maria-Christina Vogkli

Student Adviser, LSE LIFE

Academic and Professional Development

Key Expertise

About me

After completing my BA in Politics from the University of Athens (2013) and an MSc in Social Research from Birkbeck College, University of London (2014), I graduated from LSE with an MSc in Sociology (2015). In December 2020, I submitted my PhD Thesis in Sociology at LSE.

Funded by ESRC, my thesis is an urban ethnography investigating the intersection of care, homelessness and urban space in Athens in a context of austerity and profound lack of resources. Considering both macro-level and micro-level factors shaping care, I explore an array of spaces where care is provided to homeless people and the relationships between the latter and frontline care workers. My broader research interests include urban sociology, socio-spatial inequalities, theories of care and care ethics, homelessness and qualitative research. 

From 2015 until now, I have taken up several roles in the School. I have organised and managed a Research Festival for the Sociology Department which brought together academics, activists and artists and I have served as an Editor of the LSE Sociology Blog. Most recently, I have been a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Criminology at the LSE Sociology Department and at the LSE Executive Summer School. Currently, I am teaching Advanced Research Methods to second year undergraduate students. In addition, I am a Research Supervisor at LSE Changemakers and a Research Assistant in two projects on financial inclusion and equity crowdfunding.

Outside my academic life, my personal interests include art and politics and I always enjoy a good conversation with friends, cooking and long walks irrespective of the weather!