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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 Interests:

- 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

Willingness to supervise Ph.D. students

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

Education/Academic qualification

Arts & Social Sciences, PhD, Keele University

Award Date: 23 Jun 2014

Arts & Social Sciences, Masters Degree, Keele University

Award Date: 4 Dec 2013

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Research Output

British Imperialism and Turkish Nationalism in Cyprus, 1923-1939: Divide, Define and Rule

Xypolia, I., 14 Nov 2017, Routledge. 232 p. (Empires in Perspective)

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    Corruption rankings are one of the great deceptions of our era

    Xypolia, I., 18 May 2016, The Conversation.

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    Press / Media

    Cyprus: dangerous row over gas exploration dates back to British colonial meddling

    Ilia Xypolia


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'

    Libya and ICC: not indicting Khalifa Haftar makes mockery of international justice

    Ilia Xypolia


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'

    Why Libya’s new peace plan needs to go further than forging democracy

    Ilia Xypolia


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'

    News of Saif al-Islam’s release: regional politics fuels rumour mill in Libya

    Ilia Xypolia


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'

    Are the Cyprus reunification talks doomed to fail again?

    Ilia Xypolia


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Articles in 'The Conversation'