Ilia Xypolia joined the Department of Politics and International Relations in 2015 as a Research Fellow and in 2016 was appointed to a Teaching Fellow. 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.
- Middle Eastern Politics and History
- Imperialism and Nationalism
- Eurocentrism and Orientalism
- Democracy and Democratization
PI1018 Introduction to Politics and International Relations: Democracy and Governance
PI1518 Introduction to Politics and International Relations 2: Power and Conflict
PI2508 Global Politics: Equality and Inequality
PI3069 Researching into the 21st Century
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Reviews Editor, Journal of Global Faultlines.
Fellow, "Turkey Europe Future Forum" at the Mercator Program Center for International Affairs.
Referee / Book manuscripts and proposals, Sage Publications.
Member of the panel of experts for the Euromed Survey, European Institute of the Mediterranean.