Dr Ilia Xypolia

Dr Ilia Xypolia
Dr Ilia Xypolia

Dr Ilia Xypolia




Room F32,Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, Edward Wright Building, Dunbar Street, Aberdeen, AB24 3QY.


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, University of Aberdeen.

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, 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. 


Research Overview

- Middle Eastern Politics and History

- Imperialism and Nationalism

- Eurocentrism and Orientalism

- Global Politics of Human Rights

- Measuring Corruption


Teaching Responsibilities

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



Contributing to:

PI2508   Global Politics: Equality and Inequality

PI3069   Researching into the 21st Century

IR4031   Dissertation

PI4071   Dissertation


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Books and Reports

Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings

Contributions to Journals

Contributions to Specialist Publications