Dr Alexandros Kioupkiolis (B.A. University of Athens, MA Essex University, DPhil. Oxford University), is Assistant Professor in Contemporary Political Theory, in the School of Political Sciences, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki.
His research interests lie in modern philosophies of freedom, contemporary philosophies of justice, theories of democracy and the commons.
He has published four books and numerous articles on these topics.
Recent publications include:
the edited volume Radical democracy and Collective Movements today (Ashgate/Routledge, 2014); the monographs
Freedom after the critique of foundations: Marx, liberalism and agonistic autonomy (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012); the papers Kioupkiolis, A. (2017) ‘Acts, events and the creation of the new’
Kioupkiolis, A. (2016) ‘The ambiguous promises of left-wing populism in contemporary Spain’, Journal of Political Ideologies.
At the University of Madison-Wisconsin he will participate in the seminars and the research activities of the 'Real Utopias' research project and group run by Professor E. O. Wright, in the context of his own research on the commons and alternative forms of self-organization in our times.