I am a social scientist interested in political economy, international affairs, and global health and development.
Currently, I am associate professor of sociology and political economy at Bocconi University. Before moving to Milan, I held research posts at Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard.
My research focuses on the links between global processes, national responses, and local- or individual-level outcomes. I have published extensively on three research areas: decision-making in global governance, the development and evolution of global norms, and the social, health and environmental consequences of economic policies.
My work has appeared in leading journals, including the American Sociological Review, the American Journal of Sociology, The Lancet, and World Development. This research has received attention by many media outlets, including the New York Times, Le Monde, El País, Reuters, and the BBC. In addition, it formed the basis of parliamentary questions in the UK and in the European Parliament.
Beyond my academic work, I am vice-president of Greece's National Centre for Social Solidarity, one of the country's leading social policy institutions. I have also worked as a consultant to various international, public and non-governmental organizations, including the World Health Organization, the German Ministry of International Development, and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
For the most up-to-date list of published work, please click here for my Google Scholar profile.
The Making of
Norm Substitution and the Politics of
Clandestine Institutional Change