Dr Giannis Prinos

Research Assistant

For Giannis, social research is driven by the need for a deeper understanding of the development of contemporary urban society and its unequal outcomes, alongside an explicit engagement with public policy; particularly social policy and the challenges it faces. By extension, this often entails the exposure of policy “myths” and critique of the inadequacy of both current conceptualisations and applied policy solutions. It is only through a combination of empiricism, detachment and theoretical engagement that researchers can truly understand the social world and begin to strive for a human coexistence that is more equitable, harmonious and meaningful than it has been up to now.