Dr Gina Kallis
Profiles

Dr Gina Kallis

Research Fellow: Intelligent Community Energy

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

I am a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow currently working on the projects:

Intelligent Community Energy

'Food left rotting in the field': The Impact of Brexit on migrant agricultural workers, food production and rural communities

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Geography with Sociology, First Class Honours (Plymouth University)

PhD Human Geography (Plymouth University). Thesis title: An Intergenerational Perspective on Migrant Senses of Identity and Belonging: The Case of Greek-Cypriot Families in South West England, UK

Research interests


- Migration and mobilities
- Family geographies
- Place attachments
- Renewable energy

My research interests are interdisciplinary and I am currently working on two quite different research projects. Most of my time is dedicated to the Intelligent Community Energy (ICE) project which is exploring the social dimensions of renewable energy. I am particularly interested in public engagement processes around energy transitions.

I am also working part-time on the Seale-Hayne Educational Trust funded-project 'Food left rotting in the field': The Impact of Brexit on migrant agricultural workers, food production and rural communities. This project examines how Brexit is impacting on migrant farm workers and, in turn, their contribution to economy and land-use. 

Kallis, G., Yarwood, R., & Tyrrell, N. (Early online) 'Translocal space across migrant generations: The case of a Greek Orthodox Church in the UK'. Population, Space and Place. DOI:10.1002/psp.2206

Tyrrell, N. and Kallis, G. (2015) 'Children in transnational family migration' in: Ni Laoire, C., White, A. and Skelton, T. (eds) Movement, Mobilities and Journeys, Volume 6 of Skelton, T. (ed) Geographies of Children and Young People. Springer, Berlin: pp 1-18. 

Conference Papers:

Kallis, G. '"Oh no, I won't be any good for your study": the methodological complexities of researching migrant identity across three generations of families'. Presented at 'Migration and Families in Europe: National and Local Perspectives at a Time of Euroscepticism', University of Manchester, 2017

Kallis, G. 'Transnational social spaces and senses of belonging: the case of Greek-Cypriots in the UK'. Presented at the 1st International Conference on Geographies of Migration and Mobilities, Loughborough University, 2016

Kallis, G. 'Greek-Cypriot migrant families in the UK: an intergenerational perspective on family relationships'. Presented at PopFest 2015: the 23rd Annual Population Postgraduate Conference, Plymouth University, 2015

Kallis, G. 'Transnational social spaces across gender and generations'. Presented at the BSA Annual Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University, 2015

Kallis, G. 'Greek-Cypriot migrant families in the UK: an intergenerational perspective on family relationships'. Presented at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships New Researchers Conference, The University of Edinburgh, 2015

Kallis, G. '"Come on then, tell us what you think of us"...Negotiating 'insider' status when researching an ethnic community'. Presented at the Methodological Innovations Conference, Plymouth University, 2014. 

Kallis, G. 'Transnational families: an intergenerational perspective on issues of culture and identity among Greek-Cypriot communities in England'. Presented at PopFest 2014: the 22nd Annual Population Postgraduate Conference, UCL, 2014. 

Other academic activities

I am a Brilliant Club tutor and have delivered a Geography course entitled 'The Anthropocene vs. Deep Time - A journey through Earth's climate history' to secondary school students in Plymouth. 

The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that works with schools and universities across the UK and aims to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds progressing to highly selective universities.

http://thebrilliantclub.org/