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.
- Middle Eastern Politics and History
- Imperialism and Nationalism
- Eurocentrism and Orientalism
- Global Politics of Human Rights
- Measuring Corruption
Course Coordinator for:
PI3572 Human Rights in Global Politics
PI4081 Global Power Shifts, Hegemony and Knowledge
PI1518 Introduction to Politics and International Relations 2: Power and Conflict
PI2508 Global Politics: Equality and Inequality
PI3069 Researching into the 21st Century
- Further Info
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.
Member, Senatus Academicus, University of Aberdeen.
Department Rep, UCU.
Member, Equality and Diversity / Athena SWAN Committee.