Academic profile

Academic background

I have lived in the UK almost continuously since 1997. I joined Canterbury's University of Kent to study economics (BA), then international relations and European studies (MA), and eventually politics and religion (PhD).

I have been a Higher Education teacher since January 2005, first at the University of Kent, then also at Canterbury Christ Church University. In September 2010, I joined Loughborough University as a Lecturer (then Senior Lecturer) in Politics and International Relations (initially Politics and History). I have been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since July 2011.

For more on my teaching experience, click here. For Socratic Hive, a website describing some of my modules and on which some of my best sudents' essays are published, click here.


Details of my publications (as well as current/ongoing research projects) are listed on this website. Most of these are also listed on, Google Scholar, ORCID, and ResearchGate.

My research interests include:

  • Christian/religious anarchism;
  • Leo Tolstoy's political thought;
  • politics and religion;
  • critical terrorism/security studies;
  • pacifism and nonviolence.

Feel free to get in touch to informally discuss possible research projects (of any kind) on such topics. For more information on how to apply for a research degree at Loughborough, please click here.

Contact details

Please contact me on for any comments or questions, or to report any broken links (if I do not reply, please send again - the spam filter may have mishandled your email). Further are also available on my university profile.

Note: if the website you are after is not mine but my late father's (Nassos Christoyannopoulos) or my sister's (Emilie Christoyannopoulos), click on their name.