I hold a BA in Law from the University of Kent at Canterbury and an LLM in International Criminal Law from the University of Sussex. Before joining the Development Policy and Practice (DPP) at The Open University, I worked for several years as a human rights lawyer in the not-for-profit sector, by providing legal aid to asylum seekers and detained border crossers in Greece.
My current research is on on the ongoing consequences of the 2015 “refugee crisis” for the local populations of the Greek island of Lesvos, whose voices have been overlooked by various intervening state and non-state actors.
My research background is on human rights, refugee law, and critical criminology.
Journal article: Living in the Enduring 2015 Refugee Crisis. The Perspectives of Lesvos' Local Populations.
Book Chapter: An escalation of crypto-colonialism in Greece in the aftermath of the 'finacial' and 'refugee' crises.
With Georgoulas, S. (2013). Migration and State Crimes. A critical criminological approach and a case study in Greece. Antigone Quadrimestrale Di Critica Del Sistema Penale E Penitenziario, Anno VIII, 92–109.
Sarantidis, D. (2011). Police Culture and the manifestation of the phenomenon in Greece. In Contemporary Criminality and Criminology, Vol II (pp. 1579 – 1596). Athens: Nomiki Vivliothiki (in Greek).
Sarantidis, D. (2008). 7th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology (abstracts). Juveniles, Crime and Society, 1, 68–73, EKNEXA. (in Greek).
With Georgoulas, S. (2012). Crime and criminal policy for migrants and refugees. A case study in Pagani, Lesvos. In S. Trubeta (Ed.), The Refugee and Migrant issue (pp. 275–314). Athens: Papazisi pub. (in Greek).
Sarantidis, D. (2010). The laws of doping in Greece: A critical analysis. In Georgoulas, S. & Hatzieustathiou, D. (Eds.), Sports in Society and the Society of Sports (pp. 293–304). Athens: Nimertis publications. (in Greek).
Sarantidis, D. (2012). A Participant Observation of Police Culture in Greece. In Georgoulas, S. (Ed.), The Politics of Criminology. Critical studies on deviance and social control. (pp. 303–320). New York, London, Berlin: LIT Verlag.
Sarantidis, D. (2019). Silencing refugees’ voices: past, present and future. Special Issue of Discover Society, 74. Available at: https://discoversociety.org/2019/11/06/silencing-refugees-voices-past-present-and-future/
Sarantidis, D. (2018). Memories of Migration, Day 109, Year of #Mygration, The Open University, available at: http://www.open.ac.uk/research/news/memories-migration
Sarantidis, D. (2018). Asylum seekers in detention in Greece, Day 28, Year of #Mygration, The Open University, available at:: http://www.open.ac.uk/research/news/asylum-seekers-detention-greece
Sarantidis, D. (2018). The “Refugee Crisis” and the Neglected Voices of Local Populations, Day 52, Year of #Mygration, The Open University, available at: http://www.open.ac.uk/research/news/day-52-year-mygration-%E2%80%9Crefugee-crisis%E2%80%9D-and-neglected-voices-local-populations
Sarantidis, D. (2021). Living in the Enduring 2015 “Refugee Crisis”: The Perspectives of Lesvos’ Local Populations. PhD thesis The Open University.
With Georgoulas, S. (2013). Migration and State Crimes: A critical criminological approach and a case study in Greece. European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control: Newsletter No. 3.