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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Elia Apostolopoulou is a human geographer and a political ecologist. She has held postdoctoral and lectureship positions in the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford. In 2015 she was a visiting academic in the Center for Place, Culture and Politics in City University of New York and in 2017, a Carson Fellow in Ludwig-Maximillians-Universitat in Munich.

Elia has won a significant number of internationally competitive fellowships and grants, including a Marie Skłodowska-Curie and a Carson Fellowship and grants from British Academy, Cambridge Arts Humanities & Social Sciences, and Royal Geographical Society. She has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and three books from leading publishers.

In September 2022, after a decade in the UK, primarily in the University of Cambridge, Elia joined ICTA, at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, after being awarded a Senior (tenure-track) Ramon y Cajal Fellowship (ranking 1st in social sciences across Spain). At ICTA-UAB, Elia leads a new research line on Planetary Urban Infrastructures at the Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability (BCNUEJ). Since 2020, she is also an editor of Dialogues in Human Geography, a leading journal in geography globally.

Elia Apostolopoulou
Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership