Dr Roman Gerodimos is Associate Professor of Global Current Affairs at the Faculty of Media and Communication, at Bournemouth University. His background is in political science and international studies. He holds an MSc in European Politics & Policy (LSE) and a PhD in Political Communication (Bournemouth). He is the winner of the Arthur McDougall Prize awarded by the Political Studies Association for his research on online youth civic engagement. His research focuses on the challenges facing democracy and engagement in a context of globalisation, digitisation and extremism.
He is currently leading a project on shame and political violence funded by the ISRF, completing a report on the refugee crisis for Greek think-tank Dianeosis and producing a documentary on European security and deterrence funded by NATO. He previously led or worked on projects funded by the UK Department for International Development, the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the US Embassy in London. Roman has co-edited books on The Media, Political Participation and Empowerment (Routledge 2013) and The Politics of Extreme Austerity: Greece in the Eurozone Crisis (Palgrave Macmillan 2015) and has published in numerous edited volumes and international journals. His first trade monograph ('Dispatches from the 21st Century') will be published in January 2020 in Greece.
As Founder of the Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG) of the PSA he created and led for fourteen years the leading global network of experts on Greek society and politics; organising international conferences, raising tens of thousands of pounds in funding for events and projects; convening/chairing tens of conference panels, roundtables and research seminars both individually and in collaboration with major partners; launching and overseeing numerous prize and fieldwork competitions and channelling funding to young and emerging researchers; editing and curating numerous pamphlets, guides, podcasts and a Working Paper Series; and bringing academics in contact with international media and stakeholders.
Since 2010, Dr Gerodimos has been a faculty member at the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change – a global summer school on media literacy and youth engagement run by the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria; and has led numerous global research projects in the UK.
Dr Gerodimos is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has won multiple awards and nominations for his pedagogic achievements and contribution to student learning. His work has featured in international media outlets such as: CNN, Sky News, BBC TV, Radio and Online, Euronews and the Associated Press.