I am a social scientist with research interests in the fields of political economy, global and transnational sociology, organization studies, public health, and international development.
Currently, I am based at the University of Oxford, where I am a research fellow in sociology and politics at Trinity College. Before joining Oxford, I was a fellow in global social protection at Harvard University, and a research associate in political economy and sociology at the University of Cambridge.
Thus far, I have written extensively on the social consequences of economic crises and austerity measures. My current research continues to explore these issues (book under contract with Oxford University Press), but also focuses on processes of deliberation and decision-making in the international political economy. I am particularly interested in questions of governance and accountability of international organizations, and have generated a range of new data sets to study related questions (see here).
My research has appeared in leading academic journals, including the American Sociological Review, The Lancet, World Development, the Review of International Political Economy, 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.
4 Nov: Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
4 Dec: Department of Sociology, University of Amsterdam
11 Dec: Dondena Center for Social Dynamics and Public Policy, Bocconi University, Milan