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Sofia Vasilopoulou

Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics, University of York

Dr Sofia Vasilopoulou (PhD, LSE) is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of York. Her work examines political dissatisfaction with democracy and democratic institutions across Europe. Specific themes include Euroscepticism, extremism and loss of faith in traditional politics. She leads an ESRC Future Leaders Project entitled ‘Euroscepticism: dimensions, causes and consequences in times of crisis’. For information on the project, please visit She is the author of Far Right Parties and Euroscepticism Patterns of Opposition (ECPR Press), and the co-author of The Golden Dawn's Nationalist Solution: Explaining the rise of the far right in Greece (Palgrave Macmillan 2015 with Daphne Halikiopoulou). She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, including the European Journal of Political Research, European Union Politics, Journal of European Public Policy, Government and Opposition, Journal of Common Market Studies, Nations and Nationalism. She is the convenor of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Political Parties.


  • –present
    Lecturer, Department of Politics, University of York