I am a social scientist with research interests in the fields of political economy, international affairs, organizational sociology, global health, and development studies.
Currently, I am based at Bocconi University, where I am an assistant professor of political economy and sociology. Before moving to Milan, I was a research fellow in politics at the University of Oxford, a fellow in transnational studies at Harvard University, and a research associate in political economy at the University of Cambridge.
My research focuses on the links between global processes, national responses, and local- or individual-level outcomes. 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 consequences of these policies (see here).
My research has appeared in leading academic journals, including the American Journal of Sociology, the American Sociological Review, The Lancet, the Review of International Political Economy, Social Science & Medicine, the Socio-Economic Review and World Development. This work has received attention by various media outlets, including the New York Times, Le Monde, El País, Reuters, Associated Press, and the BBC. 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 (IKY), the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, and Harvard University.