Key People

Executive Committee

Dr Vasiliki (Billy) Tsagkroni

Convenor

Vasiliki (Billy) Tsagkroni is Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics at the Institute of Political Science. Their research includes radical right parties, best EU practices to counter populism, a cross-European policy analysis on climate change at party level and a cross-European comparative analysis of political discourse in a form of governments’ responsiveness to citizens’ demands and preferences between elections and the use of marketing and branding in politics, focusing on the interaction between communication strategies and political parties. Their main research and teaching interests include political marketing and branding, political communication and social media, populism, policy making, comparative politics, radical right politics and research methods. Their work has been published, among others, in the Journal of Common Market Studies, Party Politics and British Journal of Politics and International Relations and numerous edited books. They are the co-convenor of the Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG) of Political Studies Association (PSA) and member of the Editorial Board of Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism (SEN) and of Media and Communication and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR). They hold a PhD from Queen Mary University London (2015), a MA from Panteion University of Athens (2008) and a BA from the same institution (2005).

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Dr Panagiota Manoli

Convenor

Dr Panagiota Manoli is Assistant Professor in Political Economy of International Relations at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of the Peloponnese and Head of the Programme in Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies at the Hellenic Foundation of European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). She has been Visiting Professor at the European Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh (2016), Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Southeast Europe Project), Washington D.C. (2010) and Director of Studies and Research at the International Center for Black Sea Studies – ICBSS (Athens, 2005-2009). Between 2000 and 2004 she was the Secretary of the Economic Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of Black Sea Economic Cooperation (Istanbul). She is an Associate Editor of the Journal Southeast European and Black Sea Studies (Routledge/Taylor and Francis). Her research interests and publications focus on comparative regionalism, security and development, European Neighborhood and Black Sea politics. She is the author of The Dynamics of Black Sea Regionalism (Ashgate, 2013), co-author of Introduction to International Political Economy (in Greek, Kallipos, 2016) and editor of the Aftermath of the Ukrainian Crisis (Routledge, 2016)

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Alexandros Kyriakidis

Secretary

Dr. Alexandros Kyriakidis is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) and the Head of Operations and Research at the Center for Research on Democracy and Law (CEDLAW) of the University of Macedonia (Greece). He holds a PhD in International and European Studies with distinction from the University of Macedonia (Greece), completed under a full scholarship by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), an MPhil in Politics from the University of Sheffield (UK), an MSc in Global Politics from the University of Southampton (UK), and a BA in Political Science from the College of Wooster (Ohio, USA). He has been appointed as Principal Investigator of the 2-year research program of CEDLAW titled “Observatory of Government Restrictive Measures for the COVID-19 pandemic” (GovRM-COVID19), has served as a Visiting Researcher in Rhodes College (Tennessee, USA) and the Open University of Cyprus, and has been a Researcher in multiple EU-focused funded research programs. He is currently representing Greece as one of the two Greek Management Committee members in three EU-funded COST Actions, and has authored a number of academic publications (chapters in edited volumes, journal articles, papers in conferences, etc.) on EU politics and law, Greek politics, International Relations and Comparative Politics.

Dr Dimitris Skleparis

Treasurer

Dr. Dimitris Skleparis is Lecturer in the Politics of Security at Newcastle University. He received his PhD in Political Science from Queen Mary University of London (2015) with a specialisation in the securitisation of migration and the politics of migrant activism. He also holds a MSc (Distinction) in Social Science Research Methods from the University of Bristol (2009), and a BA in Communication and Media from the University of Athens (2008). Dimitris's research focuses on migration/refugee studies, critical approaches to security, migrant/refugee activism, and politically and religiously motivated radicalisation, and combines both qualitative and quantitative methods. He has published in a range of international peer-reviewed journals, and has contributed to a number of edited volumes, research project reports, and policy briefs. He also has considerable media and consultancy experience. Dimitris has previously worked as Lecturer in Politics at the University of Glasgow, as well as Internship Programme Lecturer and Coordinator at the University of California (Edinburgh Study Centre), and Teaching Assistant at Queen Mary University of London. He also was Research Associate at the University of Glasgow, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). Dimitris is a fellow of the European Institute for International Law and International Relations (EIIR), and the Treasurer of the Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG) of the Political Studies Association (PSA).

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Georgia Dimari

Membership and Communication Officer

Dr. Georgia Dimari is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Political Science of the University of Crete. She explores the transformation of the Greek Migration Policy the post-2015 period. She holds a PhD degree from the same department, with her thesis focusing on the (de)securitization of Migration in Greece. She also holds a Master of Arts in American Studies from the University of Turin and a BA in International and European Studies from the University of Piraeus. Her fields of interest revolve around security, securitization of migration, desecuritization and migration policy, whereas she currently started studying the securitization of Covid-19 in Greece. She recently participated as researcher under scholarship in the research program (CA 10076) entitled "Impact and categorization of the prospects of integration of refugees into the Greek productive system. Case Study in Crete and Mytilene (MIS 5006494)", co-funded by the European Social Fund and national funds, as part of the project "Supporting researchers with emphasis on young researchers". "Human Resource Development, Education and Lifelong Learning" EDBM34 (IDA 6BNB4653C7-A1B). Dr. Dimari has a great experience in the elaboration and submission of research proposals and administration of European projects and has worked for many years in private companies as a senior researcher on a range of issues pertaining mainly to Greek and European policies. She is member of the Register of Certified Evaluators - Experts at Hellenic Foundation for Research & Innovation (ELIDEK) and a Reviewer at the roster of the Knowledge Platform (KP) and Connection Hub (CH) established by the UN Network on Migration (UNNM) for Objective 11: Manage borders in an integrated, secure and coordinated manner. She is also a member of the Editorial Board & Reviewer at the international scientific Journal: HAPSc's Policy Briefs series.

Dr. Dimitra Panagiotatou

Internal Communications Officer

Dr. Dimitra Panagiotatou is Post-doctoral Researcher at Panteion University in Athens. She has previously worked as Post-doctoral Researcher at the Global Policy Institute at Queen Many University of London and as Teaching Fellow at the University of Piraeus. She received her PhD in 2020 from the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London. She also holds an Advanced Research MSc in Cultures and Development Studies from KU Leuven (2014), a MA in European Studies (Economics) from the Institute of European Studies, Université Libre de Bruxelles (2013), and a BA in International and European Studies from the University of Piraeus (2009). Her research interests include EU public policies, EU Cohesion policy, EU socialization, Europeanization, policy learning, multi-level governance, public administration reforms and the role of experts in public policy. In addition to her academic experience, Dimitra has worked for different NGOs, as blue book trainee at the European Commission (DG Regional and Urban Policy) and as press and communication assistant at the European Parliament.

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @dpanagiotatou

Dr. Lamprini Rori

Press & Media Officer (including website)

Dr Lamprini Rori is an Assistant Professor in Political Analysis at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Media Officer of the GPSG. She received a BA in International and European Politics from the University of Macedonia (Greece), a MA in Political Sociology and Public Policy from Sciences Po Paris (IEP) and a MA in Political and Social Communication from Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne University (France), where she also defended her PhD. Her doctoral dissertation examined how the professionalization of political communication affected the organizational change of socialist parties in Europe. Before joining the University of Athens, she was a Lecturer in Politics at Exeter University in the UK (2018-2021), a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Oxford (2016-2017) and a a two-year EU Marie Curie Intra-European fellow (IEF), on the project “Social media and resurgent ethno-nationalism in Greece”, affiliated at Bournemouth University (UK). She has worked in research projects on political behaviour in crisis-ridden Greece (radicalism, indignants' movements) and the Greek diaspora. She has published on party change, elections, campaigns, the far right in Europe, political violence and the rise of right-wing extremism. Before academia, she worked as a political communications expert, drawing her experience form the French private sector (Agence Verte, Paris) and the Greek government.

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Angelos Angelou

Publications Officer

Dr. Angelos Angelou is a Visiting Fellow at the LSE’s European Institute. He has worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Global Policy Institute of the Queen Mary University in the project “A global mapping of the use of expertise and evidence-informed policies in the management of the Covid-19 pandemic”. He has obtained his PhD from the LSE’s European Institute in 2020. His thesis examined the European Commission's approach to sovereign debt restructuring during the early phases of the Eurozone crisis. He also holds an MA degree in European Studies and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University- SAIS and a B.A degree (First Class honour) from the University of Piraeus on International and European Studies. His current research focuses on crisis-management by international and national public administrations, while he has also written on the political economy of reforms. Outside academia, Angelos has worked for think-tanks in Brussels as well as for the European External Action Service in the field of multilateral diplomacy.

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @Angelos30

Dr. Georgios (George) Giannakopoulos

External Activities Officer

Dr. Georgios (George) Giannakopoulos is a visiting lecturer at the Department of International Politics at City University of London and visiting research fellow at the Centre for Hellenic Studies at King’s College London. He also teaches politics and history courses at NYU (London campus) and the London School of Economics. He has held research and teaching posts at the Academy of Athens, the University of the Peloponnese, Anglia Ruskin University, Queen Mary University of London, and Durham University. His research focuses on the international history and politics of Britain, Modern Greece and southeastern Europe since the 19th century. He has published articles in the History of European Ideas, Global Intellectual History, Modern Intellectual History and the Journal of Modern Greek Studies. His is currently working on two book projects: a monograph on British international thought and imperial order in Southeastern Europe (1870-1930), and a history of European interventions in Modern Greece. More about his work and current projects in his personal webpage.

Visit: https://www.geogian.com/

Advisory Committee

Prof. Antigone Lyberaki

Advisory Committee

Prof. Antigone Lyberaki is Professor of Economics at Panteion University. She studied in Greece and the UK (IDS, Sussex) and has taught in Greece, US and France. She is an elected member of the Council of Panteion. She was also a member of the Governing Board of the University of Sterea Ellada. She is currently serving (since 2012) as Chair of the Scientific Board of the National School of Public Administration. She has published extensively in the fields of small firms, employment, gender, ageing and migration, and is a frequent contributor to public policy debates on macroeconomic and structural policies. She is the author of eight books and numerous journal articles. In recent years she has written a number of Reports on Gender and the Crisis, for European organisations and the UN. She coordinated three Greek National Action Plans for Employment (2001-03) and is Country Team Leader for SHARE (Survey on Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe). She has served on the Board of Action Aid Hellas. She was on the board of various think-tanks over the years. Since 2012 she has been active in the politics of the liberal centre.

Email: [email protected]

Prof. Theodore Chadjipadelis

Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee Prof. Theodore Chadjipadelis is Professor of Applied Statistics at the Department of Political Sciences of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has participated in over 100 conferences in Greece and abroad. His main areas of research interest are: Electoral behavior, Electoral geography, Public opinion research methods, Political analysis, Urban and regional planning, Graph theory, Mathematics and Statistics Education, Social statistics, Social networks, Ecological inference, and e-Government. He has 60 publications in major statistical and political journals in Greece and abroad. As a private consultant he has been involved in many major projects on statistics education, on social exclusion, on electoral behaviour, on urban and regional planning and innovation in Greece and abroad. He is involved in COST action IS0806 “the European Voter” as member of the managing committee, in the Comparative Candidate Survey as head of the Greek team and he is also involved as country collaborator in PIREDEU Collaborative Project (Capacities Programme). He is member of the board of the National Committee for the Reforms in Administration in Greece (Ministry of the Interior), member of the board of the Institute for Local Government (Greek Local Government Authorities) and member of the board of Information Society S.A. (Ministry of the Interior).

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Ioannis Andreadis

Advisory Committee

Dr. Ioannis Andreadis is a Lecturer at the Department of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He teaches the following courses: Mathematics for political sciences, Social Statistics, Spatial Electoral Analysis (using Ecological Inference), and Quantitative Methods for Political Sciences (postgraduate). His research areas are: Electoral behaviour, Electoral geography, Public opinion research methods, Political analysis, Graph theory, Social statistics, Social networks, Ecological inference, and IT & politics. He has co-authored (with Prof. Theodore Chadjipadelis) the book “Mathematics for Political Sciences”, Ziti Publications, Thessaloniki, 2005. He is the author of several articles published in scientific journals and conference proceedings. For a more detailed CV please visit Ioannis Andreadis

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Roman Gerodimos

Advisory Committee

Dr. Roman Gerodimos is Founder of the GPSG and Associate Professor of Global Current Affairs at Bournemouth University. Roman’s background is in political science and international studies. He holds an MSc in Government (LSE) and a PhD in Political Communication (Bournemouth). He is the winner of the Arthur McDougall Prize for his research on online youth civic engagement. Roman’s current research projects focus on drivers of political violence and extremism, emerging forms of global citizenship, the implications of globalisation and digitisation for democracy, and the intersection of digital media, urban public space and civic culture. He is the co-editor of The Media, Political Participation and Empowerment (Routledge 2013) and The Politics of Extreme Austerity: Greece in the Eurozone Crisis (Palgrave 2015), and the director and producer of the short films At the Edge of the Present (2015), A Certain Type of Freedom (2015) and Essence (2018). He has published in scholarly journals such as Political Studies, Public Administration, Information, Communication & Society, Journal of Information Technology & Politics, Javnost-The Public, and has contributed to many media and academic outlets internationally, while he is also available for consultancy work. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a faculty member at the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change.

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Theofanis Exadaktylos

Advisory Committee

Dr. Theofanis Exadaktylos is a Lecturer in European Politics at the University of Surrey. He previously worked at the University of Exeter where he completed his PhD in Politics. He holds an MSc in the political economy of European integration (LSE), and a BA in economics and international relations (Tufts University). His previous work includes the political economy of transition and the impact of EU enlargement on the national foreign policy of the member states. Current research interests include Europeanization of foreign policy, politics of austerity, issues of policy implementation and political trust, the impact of the current Eurozone crisis on the rise of populism. He recently co-edited a book with Claudio Radaell on Research Methods in European Studies: Research Design in Europeanization (Palgrave Macmillan, April 2012).

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Vassiliki Georgiadou

Advisory Committee

Dr. Vassiliki Georgiadou is Associate Professor of Political Science at Panteion University, Αthens. She holds a PhD from the University of Münster (Germany). Her research interests focus on far right parties, political extremism and populism in Greece and Europe. She is the author, among others, of Non-capitalist Aspects of Development in Greece in the 19th Century (1991, in German) and of The Far Right and the Consequences of Consensus (2008, in Greek). She is working on a project on the rise of right-wing extremism in the city of Athens and she is participating in the European research program “Designing & Operating an Infrastructure for the Empirical Inquiry of Political & Social Radicalism in Greece”. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Science and Society: Journal of Political and Moral Theory, Secretary General of the Hellenic Political Science Association (2010-2012) and a member of the board of directors of the Centre for Political Research at Panteion University.

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Manto Lampropoulou

Advisory Committee

Dr. Manto Lampropoulou holds a PhD in Political Science and Public Administration from the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens. Her doctoral thesis is entitled “Reforming the Public Sector: Privatization, Public Interest and Citizens” and was supervised by Prof. C. Spanou. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Operational Research and Marketing (Athens University of Economics and Business), a second Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences) and an MSc in State and Public Policy (National and Kapodestrian University of Athens). She is a graduate of the National School of Public Administration. She has worked for the Hellenic Manpower Employment Organization (OAED), the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Interior (current occupation). Her research interests focus on public policy, state reform, privatization, public administration and state-citizens relationship. She worked as a researcher at the European Governance programme of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Athens (2011-2012) and she is currently conducting research on public sector reform at the University of Peloponnese. Manto’s paper on the privatization of public utilities won the 2009 GPSG Young Researchers Prize.

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Zoe Lefkofridi

Advisory Committee

Dr. Zoe Lefkofridi is Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Salzburg and elected member of the steering committee of the Austrian Political Science Association (ÖGPW). Previously, she was a Jean Monnet Fellow and Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, a Research Associate at the Institute for European Integration Research (EIF) and the Department of Methods in the Social Sciences (MeSoS) at the University of Vienna as well as a visiting post-doctoral researcher at Stanford University and the GESIS-EUROLAB. Zoe studied at the College of Europe, Bruges, the Diplomatic Academy and the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna as well as the Universities of Athens and Vienna. Her research and teaching focus on democracy, representation, European integration, and the relationship between social, economic and political inequalities in Europe (e.g. gender, migration, income). Her work appears in European Political Science Review, European Union Politics, West European Politics and Comparative European Politics, among others.

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Athanassios N. Samaras

Advisory Committee

Dr. Athanassios N. Samaras is a Lecturer in International Political Communication at the Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus. He holds a Ph.D. in political communication from Sussex University (Brighton, UK), an M.A. in applied political communication from Emerson College (Boston USA) an M.A. in communication policy from City University (London, UK) and a B.A. in economics from the University of Piraeus (Greece). His main area of interest is international political communication, political advertising, political marketing, news analysis, frame theory and home front management. He has conducted research for the Hellenic Audiovisual Institute, Institute of Defence Analysis, Institute of Mediterranean Studies, and the University Research Institute of Applied Communication. He is the author of the book Television Political Advertising: A Quantitative Research Study on Greece (in Greek), 12 journal articles and book chapters and has delivered 50 presentations at conferences. He has conducted political campaigns in Greece and Cyprus.

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Sotiris Zartaloudis

Advisory Committee

Dr. Sotiris Zartaloudis is Lecturer in Politics at Department of Political Science and International Studies at Birmingham University. Previously, he was Lecturer in Politics at Loughborough University and Lecturer in International Politics at Politics, University of Manchester. Sotiris’ research interests include Europeanization, public policy, welfare reforms, and the impact of the financial crisis on national social policy and politics. He has extensive teaching experience in comparative European politics and the European Union (history, institutions, policy-making and politics), British politics and international political economy (varieties of capitalism and welfare states) at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Vasilis Leontitsis

Advisory Committee

Dr. Vasilis Leontitsis is a lecturer in Globalization Studies at the University of Brighton. He has previously worked at the University of Sheffield and the London School of Economics (LSE). He holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Sheffield (2010), an MA in International Political Economy from Warwick University (2001), and a BA in International and European Economic Studies from the Athens University of Economics and Business (2000). His predominant research interests lie in the spheres of globalization, the EU and Greek politics. He has published on decentralization in Greece, the EU environmental policy and the process of Europeanization. He has also commented extensively in the national and global media.

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Andrew N. Liaropoulos

Advisory Committee

Dr. Andrew N. Liaropoulos is Assistant Professor at the University of Piraeus, Department of International and European Studies, Greece. He also teaches in the Joint Staff War College, the Joint Military Intelligence College, the National Security College, the Air War College and the Naval Staff Command College. He earned his Master’s Degree in Intelligence and Strategic Studies at Aberystwyth University and his Doctorate Diploma at Swansea University. His research interests include international security, intelligence reform, strategy, military transformation, foreign policy analysis, cyber security and Greek security policy. Dr. Liaropoulos is also a senior analyst in the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS), the assistant editor of the Journal of Mediterranean and Balkan Intelligence (JMBI) and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Information Warfare (JIW).

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Takis S. Pappas

Advisory Committee

Dr. Takis S. Pappas (PhD Yale ‘95) is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, and recurring Visting Professor at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. In the past, he held teaching and research positions at the University of Athens, Yale University, Princeton University, the European University Institute in Florence, the University of Luxembourg, the University of Strasbourg, the University of Oslo, and the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg in Germany. He recently authored Populism and Crisis Politics in Greece (Palgrave 2014), which was also translated in Greek, and co-edited, with H. Kriesi, European Populism in the Shadow of the Great Recession (ECPR Press 2015). His work has appeared in American Behavioral Scientist, Comparative Political Studies, Government and Opposition, Journal of Democracy, Party Politics, Perspectives on Politics, Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica, West European Politics, and the Oxford Research Encyclopedia among others. He currently works on a new book project under the tentative title Modern Populism: A Framework for Analysis. Takis is currently based in Strasbourg, France, where he lives with his wife, two children and their cat.

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Chrisanthos Tassis

Advisory Committee

Dr. Chrisanthos Tassis holds a PhD in Political Science from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His PhD thesis was entitled “PASOK 1974-1996: the building of a hegemonic political party” and was supervised by Prof. M. Spourdalakis. His research interests include political science, party politics, political theory, European politics and economic policy. He is also a member of the Hellenic Political Studies Association and the Economic Chamber of Greece. He is currently teaching Political Parties at the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of Peloponnese.

Email: [email protected]

Dora Giannaki

Advisory Committee

Dora Giannaki is a Political Scientist, Researcher, Consultant and Trainer. She holds a first degree in Political Science from Panteion University, a Master’s degree in Political Theory from Essex University and a Master’s degree in Security & Justice from the University of Leeds. She has worked as Special Advisor at the Greek General Secretariat for Youth, as Research Associate at the National Accreditation Centre for Continuing Vocational Training, as Policy Advisor – Research Associate at the Hellenic Parliament and as National Correspondent for Greece at the European Knowledge Centre for Youth Policy (European Commission – Council of Europe Youth Partnership). Dora has taken part in a variety of European Programmes on Youth, as well as in programmes on Intercultural Education and Human Rights (with an emphasis on the training of personnel in law enforcement agencies). Her main publications include: ‘The Socio-economic scope of Youth Work in Europe’ (co-authored, 2007), a study commissioned by the Youth Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe; ‘Youth Under Siege: An Interpretation of Youth Riots in Britain and Greece’ [in German] (in Jugendpolitik, Nr. 2/2012); ‘Youth Work in Greece: A Historical Overview’ (in The History of Youth Work in Europe – Volume 4 – Relevance for Today’s Youth Work Policy, Council of Europe Publishing, 2014); ‘Youth Policy in Greece and the Current Economic and Political Crisis’ (with Yannis Pechtelidis, in Autonomie Locali e Servizi Sociali, April 2015); ‘Youth Research in Greece’ [in German] (International Youth Service of the Federal Republic of Germany, December 2015); and, ‘Intercultural Challenges for Police Organizations’ [in Greek] (in Greek Police Review, December 2015). Since March 2015, Dora has been appointed as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Security Studies at the Hellenic Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction.

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Stella Ladi

Advisory Committee

Dr. Stella Ladi is a senior lecturer at Queen Mary University of London and an assistant professor at Panteion University in Athens. She previously worked as a lecturer at University of Sheffield and University of Exeter. She has also been a Research Fellow at the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI). She has acted as a public policy expert at the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of the Aegean, Greece. In July 2002 she completed her PhD thesis at the University of York. Her research interests include the Eurozone crisis, public policy and public administration reforms, Europeanization, global public policy and transnational administration and the role of experts in public policy. She has published in journals such as JCMS, Policy & Society, Regulation & Governance, Public Administration, West European Politics, New Political Economy, Comparative European Politics and Political Studies Review.
She is co-convenor of the Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG) of the Political Studies Association (PSA).

Email: [email protected]

Dimitris Tsarouhas

Advisory Committee

Dimitris Tsarouhas is Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations, Bilkent University, Turkey,Professorial Lecturer at George Washington University, Washington DC and a Visiting Scholar at the BMW Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University. A former Department Chair (2013-16) and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Politics, Tsarouhas is a Scientific Council Member of the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) in Brussels and has been J. Costopoulos Research Fellow at Istanbul Bilgi University and a Visiting Fellow at the School of Business & Management, Queen Mary, University of London. His research on Comparative European Politics, EU-Turkey relations, public policy and political economy has been published in journals such as Regulation & Governance, New Political Economy, Public Administration, Comparative European Politics, Social Politics, Social Policy & Administration, Political Studies Review etc. His latest book, co-edited with Owen Parker (University of Sheffield) is entitled Crisis in the Eurozone Periphery: The Political Economies of Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland (London: Palgrave 2018).

Email: [email protected]

Dr Georgios Karyotis

Advisory Committee

Dr Georgios Karyotis is Senior Lecturer and PGT Director in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow, after holding posts in the Universities of Strathclyde and Edinburgh. He holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Edinburgh (2005), an MSc by Research from the same institution (2000), and a BA in ‘International and European Studies’ from Panteion University (1999). Georgios’ main research and teaching interests lie in the areas of international security theory, international relations, austerity politics and migration. He is currently the Principal Investigator on an ESRC/AHRC-funded project on the skills and aspirations of young Syrian refugees and the corresponding attitudes of host populations in Greece, Lebanon and the UK (see www.RefugeePolitics.net). His other main preoccupation concerns the study of political behaviour (protest and voting) in Greece, in the context of the Eurozone crisis (see www.AusterityPolitics.net). His research has been published in top academic journals, including in the Journal of Peace Research, Political Studies, the British Journal of Political Science, International Political Sociology, Cooperation & Conflict, Electoral Studies, South European Society and Politics, Political Studies Review, and Mobilization. Georgios has served in the GPSG Executive Committee since 2010 and co-edited (with Roman Gerodimos) the book The Politics of Extreme Austerity: Greece in the Eurozone Crisis (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Thanassis Gouglas

Advisory Committee

Dr. Gouglas is lecturer in politics and public policy in the Department of Politics at the University of Exeter (UK), where he also directs the MSc Global Governance. He previously studied at the University of Cambridge (UK), the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece) and KU Leuven (Belgium). He received his PhD from KU Leuven in 2017. He is also André Molitor Professor of Political, Administrative and International Reforms at UC Louvain (Belgium) for the period 2020-2021 and external research fellow at the KU Leuven Public Governance Institute (Belgium). His teaching falls within the fields of comparative politics, comparative public policy, comparative public administration, European and global governance His research focuses on political elites, political bureaucracies and policy making with a particular focus on legislative turnover and political elite circulation, political advisers and policy advice utilization. With respect to Greece his main research interest is on political advisers and ministerial offices, policy analysis and policy work, as well as the generational impact of public policies. Before entering academia, Thanassis worked as a civil servant in the Hellenic Civil Service and as political adviser and policy expert in two ministries.

Email: [email protected]

Dr Eirini Karamouzi

Advisory Committee

Dr Eirini Karamouzi is a Senior Lecturer in Contemporary History at the University of Sheffield. She is the author of Greece, the EEC and the Cold War, 1974-1979. The Second Enlargement and co-editor of the volume Balkans in the Cold War. She is editor in Contemporary European History, Cold War History Journal and Book Review Editor in Journal of Contemporary history. She works on the history of European integration and the Cold War, Modern Greece and currently runs as PI a Max Batley peace studies funded project on peace movements in Southern Europe during the 1980s. She has held fellowships at Oxford University, EUI and Yale. The year 2019/2020 she will be a Visiting Professor at University of Tampere. She tweets @EiriniKaramouzi

Email: [email protected]

Alexandros Kyriakidis

Research Assistant

Alexandros Kyriakidis is a Fellow and Head of Operations & Research at the Center for Research on Democracy & Law (https://kedid.org/) of the University of Macedonia (Greece). He completed his PhD at the Department of International & European Studies of the same University under a scholarship from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY), and has also obtained an MPhil in Politics from the University of Sheffield (UK), an MSc in Global Politics from the University of Southampton (UK), and a BA in Political Science from the College of Wooster (Ohio, USA).

Ana Alania

Previous Intern

Ana Alania is a graduate from Bournemouth University with 1st Class Honours in Communication and Media. She won the Havas Media Award for the Best Students in Advertising. She is also a graduate of the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change. She has a particular interest in content development, branding, advertising, as well as international relations. Her thesis explored users’ motivations for producing user-generated content across Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. ​Ana supported the GPSG’s publications, outreach and events from April 2014 to October 2015.

Auguste Janutaite

Previous Intern

Auguste Janutaite is a bilingual graduate from Bournemouth University with 1st Class Honours in Communication & Media. In 2014 she won the Vice Chancellor’s Undergraduate Prize for the most outstanding student performance at BU, and the Havas Media Award for the Best Students in Advertising. She is also a graduate of the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change. Having completed her research into users’ attitudes towards advertisements on Facebook’s mobile app, she is particularly interested in advertising, insights or research carreer opportunities. Auguste supported the GPSG’s publications, outreach and events from April 2014 to October 2015.

Sofie Edlund

Previous Intern

Sofie Edlund is a bilingual final year undergraduate from Bournemouth University enrolled in BA (Hons) Communication and Media. She is currently writing her thesis on radical social media use, and is particularly interested in social media’s role in civic engagement, digital literacy, and research career opportunities. She has recently been awarded funding by the Centre for Excellence in Learning for a research project on the media representations of midwives, and has been appointed as an Undergraduate Research Assistant working on the Global Citizenship and Digital Literacy project. She has been supporting the GPSG’s publications, outreach and events since October 2015.

Charalampos Marios Brown

Previous Intern

Charalampos Marios Brown, undergraduate student, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of the Peloponnese. Period of Internship: 1-31 July 2019 (based in Athens).

Want to get more actively involved with the Group while gaining valuable skills and work experience? We are always looking for talented students, graduates and junior researchers to join our team and support our work, so if you’re interested do drop us a line.