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Sofia is a Wellcome Trust ISSF fellow at the University of Manchester for the project Viro-populism”: How far-right populists spread fake-news on COVID-19 across Europe. She recently completed a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship at the University of Manchester for the project Russian Nationalism and the Ukraine Crisis: The Impact of Nationalist Actors on Russian Foreign Policy (RUSNAT). She has an interdisciplinary background with a B.A. in Economics from the University of Piraeus, an M.A. in European Studies from the European University Viadrina, and an M.Phil. and PhD in International Relations from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Sofia researches nationalism, populism and far-right mobilization using ethnographic and mixed methods. Her research interests lie within the fields of international relations, with a focus on how non-state actors influence foreign-policy, comparative politics, with an area study focus on Russia and Greece, and social movement studies. Her work has been published in Europe-Asia StudiesEuropean Societies, Demokratizatsiya and Revista CIDOB d'Afers Internacionals. Her first monograph, Nationalist Opposition in Putin’s Russia, is under contract with Manchester University Press.

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 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Russia's Nationalist-Patriotic Opposition: The Shifting Politics of Right-Wing Contention During Post-Communist Transition, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona


Award Date: 10 Sept 2015

Master of Philosophy, International Relations and European Integration, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona


Award Date: 1 Oct 2009

Master of Arts, European Studies, Europa Universitat Viadrina Frankfurt


Award Date: 15 May 2007

Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Panepistimo Pireos (University of Piraeus)


Award Date: 15 Mar 2003

Areas of expertise

  • JA Political science (General)
  • JZ International relations
  • HM Sociology


  • nationalism
  • far right
  • Russia
  • Greece
  • Foreign Policy


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