Bader International Study Centre


at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.



at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

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Dr. Poppy Kyriakopoulou

Assistant Professor

Qualifications and Research Interests

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Kent
  • PhD in Politics and Government, University of Kent
  • MA in European Politics and Democracy Studies, University of Kent
  • Ptychion in Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Dr. Kyriakopoulou's research interests focus on the political power of social media and their impact upon the democratization of authoritarian states. She also examines issues of Privacy and Civil Rights as they are emerging from recent cases concerning surveillance of citizens and data collection activities, and the political and social dimensions of the European crisis and its impact on the culture, politics and society of the Greek state.  

Selected Publications

K. Kyriakopoulou, ‘Authoritarian states and Internet social media: Instruments of democratization or instruments of control?’, Human Affairs, 21, 1, 18-26, March 2011.

T. K. Saalfeld and K. Kyriakopoulou, ‘Presence and Behaviour: Black and Minority Ethnic MPs in the United Kingdom – An Exploratory Study’. Karen Bird, Thomas Saalfeld, Andreas M Würst (eds), The Political Representation of Immigrants and Minorities. London: Routledge, September 2010.