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Dr Angelos Sepos

Honorary Research Fellow

I hold a Ph.D (Doctorate) in Politics & International Studies from Cambridge University (2003), an M.Phil in European Studies (with Distinction) from Cambridge University (2000), and a BA. in Political Science & International Studies from Macalester College, U.S. (1999).

Following the completion of my studies, I was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence (2003-2004) and Lecturer in EU/European Politics at the European University Cyprus (2004-2005), the University of Cyprus (2005-2006), Newcastle University (2006-2008) and the University of Manchester (2009-2010). 

Between 2011-2015, I was an Assistant Professor in EU/European Politics at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco, and subsequently an Associate Lecturer and Research Fellow at Exeter University (2016-2017) and a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath (2017-2018). 

I have a wide range of research interests in the area of EU/European Politics that has drawn significantly from the broader areas of IR, International Political Economy, Comparative Politics and Public Administration:  Federalism, European Public Administration, Europeanization, Differentiated Integration, EU as an Empire, EU-Cyprus & Africa Relations, EU Democracy Support, and the Disintegration of Europe.

I am the author of two widely cited and reviewed books:  The Europeanization of Cyprus: Polity, Policies and Politics (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) and (with Prof. Kenneth Dyson) Which Europe? The Politics of Differentiated Integration (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).  The latter, which was funded by the British Academy and brought together the countributions of 24 authoritative scholars in their fields of study, was selected in 2015 to be republished as a paperback to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Palgrave Studies in EU Politics Series.

I have also published a number of single-authored articles in highly-ranked scientific journals such as the European Foreign Affairs Review, Journal of European Integration, Journal of Political Power, Regional & Federal Studies, Journal of Southern Europe & the Balkans as well as book chapters in edited volumes such as Routledge.

I have received a significant number of research awards, fellowships and grants, have acted as a referee to numerous book publishers and scientific journals, and have commented in print and radio media.

Overall, my published work has received over 400 scholarly citations and one of my articles (i.e. on Imperial Power Europe) is the 3rd most downloaded/read article in the history of the Journal of Political Power.

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Research interests

My research interests fall in the areas of European Integration, Europeanization, Differentiated Integration in the EU, and Europe as a Global Actor, particularly looking at the EU as an Empire in its internal and external dimensions.  I have recently finalized a project that examined whether and how the EU supports democracy in the developing world.  


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