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Before joining the Department as a Lecturer in Politics in September 2022, I was a Research Assistant in the project "Urban Crisis: The Role of Stigma Amongst Medical Professional in Access to Health Services for People Who Use Drugs in Athens Greece", led by Dr Cristina Temenos (Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, Department of Geography, University of Manchester). I have received my PhD in Politics from the Politics Department in July 2022. During my doctoral studies,  I worked as a Teaching Assistant (2019-2021) at the Politics Department and as a Research Assistant in the project "SheTrades: Gendering Global Trade Governance” led by Dr Erin Hannah, (Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario), Dr Adrienne Roberts (Senior Lecturer in International Politics, Politics Department, University of Manchester) and Dr Silke Trommer (Senior Lecturer in Politics,Politics Department, University of Manchester).

Research interests

My research interests lie at the intersections of feminist political economy, everyday political economy, and feminist geography. Broadly, I am interested in how social reproduction and its everyday realities, practices and relations (e.g., kinship, friendship) are shaped by gendered and capitalist structures of power at times of crisis and restructuring with a particular focus on semi-peripheral spaces, particularly in Southern Europe. My current research explores this theme with a focus utilities-based indebtedness in the context of the Greek debt crisis and its aftermath. 


My teaching focuses on modules related largely to Political Economy. I have previously taught on POLI10502 The Politics of the Global Economy and on POLI20711 The Politics of Globalisation. I am currently teaching both on undergraduate and master’s level modules related. I teach on POLI10502 The Politics of the Global Economy as well as on POLI31002 Ideologies of Global Capitalism at the Undergraduate level.  I also teach on POEC61011 Theoretical Approaches to Political Economy and on POLI60312 Research Design and Skills at the master’s level.

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 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Politics, The University of Manchester

Award Date: 29 Jul 2022

Master of Arts, Political Economy (Research Route), The University of Manchester

Award Date: 15 Dec 2017

Master of Science, Financial Economics, Birkbeck, University of London

Award Date: 14 Dec 2015

Bachelor of Economics, University of Macedonia

Award Date: 13 Dec 2013

Areas of expertise

  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Political Economy
  • Gender and Feminist Theory
  • Economic Geography
  • Social reproduction
  • Household Finance
  • Energy
  • Everyday Life

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Energy
  • Global inequalities


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