I received a BA in International and European Politics from the University of Macedonia (Greece), a MA in Political Sociology and Public Policy from Sciences Po Paris (IEP) and a MA in Political and Social Communication from Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne University (France), where I also defended my PhD. My doctoral dissertation examined how the professionalization of political communication affected the organizational change of socialist parties in Europe from the mid-1970s until 2012.
Before joining the University of Athens, I was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the EUI (2020-2021), a Lecturer in Politics at Exeter University in the UK (2018-2021), a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Oxford (2016-2017) and a two-year EU Marie Curie Intra-European fellow (IEF), on the project “Social media and resurgent ethno-nationalism in Greece”, affiliated at Bournemouth University (UK) (2015-2017).
I have been the Project Coordinator and Principal Researcher of the 2018-2019 LSE Research Project "Low-intensity violence in crisis-ridden Greece: evidence from the radical right and the radical left" and the 2018-2019 Early Career Fellow of the British School at Athens. I am a Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Center of the European University Institute (Italy) for the year 2021-2022, in order to conduct research on political violence in Greece. I am a member of board of the Greek Politics Specialist Group of the UK Political Studies Association, where I also serve as Press Relations officer.
I have worked in research projects on political behaviour in crisis-ridden Greece (radicalism, indignants' movements) and the Greek diaspora. I have published on party change, elections, campaigns, the far right in Europe, political violence and the rise of right-wing extremism.
Before academia, I worked as a political communications expert, drawing my experience form the French private sector (Agence Verte, Paris) and the Greek government.