Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    I am willing to supervise PhD students undetaking research on:

    - Middle Eastern Politics and History
    - Imperialism, Nationalism, Eurocentrism
    - Global Politics of Human Rights
    - The politics of numbers and global benchmarking

    • 60

    Research activity per year

    Personal profile


    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.

    Research Profile

    - Middle Eastern Politics and History

    - Imperialism and Nationalism

    - Eurocentrism and Orientalism

    - Global Politics of Human Rights

    - Measuring Corruption

    Teaching Responsibilities:

    Course Coordinator for:

    PI3572   Human Rights in Global Politics

    PI4081   Global Power Shifts, Hegemony and Knowledge

    IR4031   Dissertation

    PI4071   Dissertation


    Contributing to:

    PI1518   Introduction to Politics and International Relations 2: Power and Conflict

    PI2508   Global Politics: Equality and Inequality

    PI3069   Researching into the 21st Century

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Arts & Social Sciences, PhD, Politics and International Relations, Keele University

    Award Date: 23 Jun 2014

    Arts & Social Sciences, Masters Degree, PG Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Keele University

    Award Date: 4 Dec 2013


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