Bio

A few words about me:

I studied Sociology at the University of Crete in Greece (2000-2004), where I was fortunate to have a good number of very inspiring professors (especially Minas Samatas, but also Maria Kousi) whose influence has been pivotal in my decision to pursue an academic career.

Upon finishing my Bachelors degree in 2004, I moved to London to study for an MSc in New Media, Information and Society at the London School of Economics. I wrote my MSc dissertation on the internet’s impact on Greek people’s political participation under the tutoring of Professor Nick Couldry.

In October 2006 I entered UCL‘s Department of Political Science where, until October 2010, I studied for a PhD in Political Science under the inspiring supervision of Jennifer Hudson and Sherrill Stroschein.

After successfully defending my PhD thesis in November 2010 (officially awarded in 2011), I was awarded a two-year postdoctoral fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and moved to the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) where I worked under the inspirational mentorship of Jan W. van Deth. As of May 2014 I am Senior Research Fellow at the MZES. My current work focuses on political behaviour and political communication with an emphasis on new media and social networks.