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Athanasios Gkoutzioulis

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences



I earned my M.Phil. in Politics and International Relations from the University of Cambridge and my Ph.D. from King's College of London. Before my appointment as Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham, I acquired teaching and administrative experience from the London School of Economics, King's College London, School of Oriental and African Studies and Birkbeck. I taught extensively in the broader field of international relations, international political economy, security and war studies, cultivating an interdisciplinary teaching and research background.

Research Summary

Key research publications include:

  • Gkoutzioulis, A. (2019). "Make Hegel Great Again: Hegel's Contribution to Critical Terrorism Studies", Critical Studies on Terrorism, pp. 1-24.
  • Gkoutzioulis, A. (2019). "Challenging the association of Hegel with political realism: the contribution of Hegel's methodological insights to a critique of realism and a richer understanding of war and statehood", Journal of International Relations and Development, pp. 1-26.
  • Gkoutzioulis, A. (2018). "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: On Foucault's Notions of Power, Subjectivity, Freedom and Their (Mis)Understanding in IR", Global Society, Vol. 32(1), pp. 88-110.
  • Gkoutzioulis, A. (2012). "Examining how 'Universalist' Conceptualisations of Citizenship Paradoxically Lead to Social Exclusions in Theory and Practice: The Shortcomings of the French Declaration" in Simon McMahon (ed), Developments in the Theory and Practice of Citizenship, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

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