Fragkiska Megaloudi


I am a journalist and researcher covering humanitarian crisis around the globe, including refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East, as well as the consequences of the austerity cuts in southern Europe and specifically in Greece, my country of origin. I studied History and Archaeology in Greece and modern History in France. I hold a master degree in environmental studies and a PhD in Anthropology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris, France). From 2004 to 2009 I was a lecturer of Anthropology at the Department of Mediterranean Studies at the University of the Aegean (Greece) and at the Department of Cultural studies at the University of Western Australia (Perth). My work was featured in IRIN Asia and West Africa, Al Jazeera, the Spiegel, the Guardian Development Network, Devex and I have contributed in materials published by Universities (such as the Feinstein International Center of Tufts University), also UN agencies and aid Organizations. I have worked for the UN and other international agencies as Communications Coordinator and consultant in the Philippines, Thailand, Laos, Bangladesh, Uganda, Jordan. From July to December 2015 I lived and worked in Northeast Nigeria reporting on the Boko Haram conflict. From June 2012 to March 2014 I lived and worked in DPRK (North Korea). I am an author of a book “In the Land of Kim- two years in North Korea” that was published in Greek in December 2016 (currently on fourth edition).