I am a social scientist with research interests in the fields of political economy, international affairs, organization studies, global public health, and development studies.
Currently, I am based at the University of Oxford, where I am a research fellow in politics and sociology at Trinity College. Before joining Oxford, I was a fellow in transnational studies at Harvard University, and a research associate in political economy and sociology at the University of Cambridge.
My research focuses on the links between global processes, national responses, and local- or individual-level outcomes. Empirically, I have primarily studied international organizations with a remit on economic, health or social affairs. In pursuing this line of inquiry, I have published extensively on two research areas: the determinants of policy design at the international level, and the social, political and economic consequences of these policies (see here).
My current work examines processes of deliberation and decision-making in international affairs. I am particularly interested in questions of governance and accountability of international organizations, and have generated a range of new data sets to study these issues (see here).
My research has appeared in leading academic journals, including the American Sociological Review, The Lancet, the Review of International Political Economy, World Development, The Lancet Global Health, Social Science & Medicine, and the Socio-Economic Review. My work has received attention by various media outlets, including the New York Times, Le Monde, El País, Reuters, Associated Press, the BBC, and Al Jazeera. In addition, it has formed the basis of parliamentary questions in the House of Lords and the European Parliament. I have also worked as a consultant to the World Health Organization and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
I read politics and sociology at Cambridge (King’s College) and Athens. My research has been funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), the Onassis Foundation, the Cambridge Political Economy Society Trust, the Greek Ministry of Education, the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), and Harvard University.
9 Apr: Department of Sociology, Columbia University
10 Apr: Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University
11 Apr: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University