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, and a Senior Fellow since January 2020.

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. For links to records of various public commentaries and engagements, see here.


Details of my publications 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;

  • pacifism and nonviolence;

  • critical terrorism/security studies;

  • politics and religion.

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.