Ilia Xypolia joined the Department of Politics and International Relations in 2015. She has previously worked at the Universities of Keele and London. Ilia completed an IKY-funded PhD in Politics and International Relations at Keele University, UK. Before that, she read Political Science and International Relations at the Universities of Athens, Piraeus, and Warsaw.
Her interdisciplinary research interests that broadly concern democracy, nationalism and imperialism engage with and contribute to the historical-sociological strand of International Relations. Her publications and ongoing research cover various aspects of the history and politics of the Eastern Mediterranean through a globalist perspective. She is also the Reviews Editor of the refereed periodical Journal of Global Faultlines, published biannually by Pluto Press.
Ilia is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.
Memberships and Affiliations
- Internal Memberships
Member, Senatus Academicus.
Member, Honorary Degrees Committee.
Department Rep, UCU.
Member, Equality and Diversity / Athena SWAN Committee.
- External Memberships
Reviews Editor: Journal of Global Faultlines.
Fellow, "Turkey Europe Future Forum" at the Mercator Program Center for International Affairs.
Referee / Book manuscripts and proposals: Palgrave Macmillan; Sage Publications; I.B. Tauris.
Reviewer: Political Studies Review, Mediterranean Politics; Middle East Critique; Journal of Modern Greek Studies; Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies.
Member of the panel of experts for the Euromed Survey: European Institute of the Mediterranean.
External Assessor, BA in International Politics, Middlesex University, UK.
External Assessor, BA in International Relations, Richmond University, UK.
- Middle Eastern Politics and History
- Imperialism and Nationalism
- Eurocentrism and Orientalism
- Global Politics of Human Rights
- Measuring Corruption
I am currently accepting PhDs in Politics and International Relations.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.
Politics and International RelationsSupervising
- MR EMAD ELFURTIA
- Undergraduate, 4 year, September start
Course Coordinator for:
PI1518 Introduction to Politics and International Relations 2: Power and Conflict
PI3572 Human Rights in Global Politics
PI4081 Global Power Shifts, Hegemony and Knowledge
PI2508 Global Politics: Equality and Inequality
PI3069 Researching into the 21st Century
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From the White Man’s Burden to the Responsible Saviour: Justifying Humanitarian Intervention in LibyaMiddle East Critique, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 1-19Contributions to Journals: Articles
Human Rights, Imperialism, and Corruption in US Foreign PolicyPalgrave Macmillan. 155 pagesBooks and Reports: Books
Imperial bending of rules: British Empire, Treaty of Lausanne and Cypriot immigration to TurkeyDiplomacy & Statecraft, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 674-691Contributions to Journals: Articles
Cyprus: dangerous row over gas exploration dates back to British colonial meddlingThe ConversationContributions to Specialist Publications: Articles
First time left: contrasts, contradictions, internal conflicts in PASOK during the period 1974‒1990 and the bases of its political transformation (in Greek)Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, pp. 1-2Contributions to Journals: Literature Reviews
Libya and ICC: not indicting Khalifa Haftar makes mockery of international justiceThe ConversationContributions to Specialist Publications: Articles
British Imperialism and Turkish Nationalism in Cyprus, 1923-1939: Divide, Define and RuleRoutledge, Abingdon, OxonBooks and Reports: Books
Why Libya’s new peace plan needs to go further than forging democracyThe ConversationContributions to Specialist Publications: Articles
Review of Crimes of Peace: Mediterranean Migrations at the World’s Deadliest BorderAlbahari Maurizio . Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. 267pp., £42.50 (h/b), ISBN 9780812247473Political Studies Review, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 456Contributions to Journals: Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
Are the Cyprus reunification talks doomed to fail again?The ConversationContributions to Specialist Publications: Articles