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George Iordanou

I am working on multiculturalism, examining the internationalisation of political theories of multicultural citizenship and their application to non-western contexts. The aim of my thesis is to provide an alternative account of multicultural citizenship that takes into consideration the challenges present in non-ideal situations, where ethnocultural justice is affected by security considerations. My work is interdisciplinary; it is based on political and legal theory and it is relying on other disciplines like Security Studies, EU Politics, Sociology, History and Education. I examine the main factors that distinguish the case of Cyprus from standard examples of multicultural conflict and use these factors as a test of the real-world applicability of Multicultural Citizenship. To this end, I conduct qualitative research through elite interviews and focus groups. My PhD project is fully funded by the ESRC and my fieldwork by the A. G. Leventis Foundation and the ESRC. Prior to my doctoral studies at Warwick, I completed an MSc in Political Theory at the LSE and a BSc in Politics and International Studies at Southampton, where I received the Peter G. Richards Bursary for the Best Undergraduate Dissertation.

Research Interests

  • Liberal political thought. Specifically, I am interested in theories of multicultural citizenship, liberal theories of distributive justice, equality and ideal and non-ideal theory. I focus on the application of philosophy, especially on the limits of the state, the rights of cultural minorities and the claims of religious groups.
  • Platonic thought. Specifically civil disobedience and legal/political obligations.

Awards and Scholarships

  • 
ESRC DTC - Economic and Social Research Council, Pathway: Security, Conflict and Justice. [2011-2014]

  • The A. G. Leventis Foundation for Fieldwork. [2012-2015]

  • ERASMUS Teaching Grant for Research Visit in Uppsala University, Sweden. [June 2013]
  • 
Peter G. Richards Bursary for Best Undergraduate Dissertation. Title: Socrates and Political Obligation. [2010]

Education

  • PhD (Currently) in Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick. [2011-2014]
  • MSc in Political Theory, London School of Economics and Political Science. [2010]
  • BSc in Politics and International Relations, University of Southampton (First). [2007-2010]

Teaching

  • Political Research in the 21st Century [2013-2015]
  • Introduction to Research Methods [2012-2013]

Conference Presentations

  • MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory 2013 Manchester Centre for Political Theory, The University of Manchester. Presentation: Multiculturalism and Ideal Theory (4-6 Sep 2013)
  • Interdisciplinary Workshop: Representation and Deliberation, Uppsala University, with University of California, Berkeley, and University Warwick. Presentation: Multiculturalism and Ideal Theory (12-14 June 2013)
  • The 6th Biennial PhD Symposium on Contemporary Greece and Cyprus Hellenic Observatory, London School of Economics and Political Science. Presentation: From Bicommunal Constitutionalism to Multicultural Citizenship (6-7 June 2013)
  • Warwick Graduate Conference in Legal and Political Theory, University of Warwick. Presentation: Action-guidance in Ideal Theory: a reply to Valentini (15 Feb 2013)
  • The Future of Multiculturalism Joint international multidisciplinary conference, University of Surrey, with UCL and Roehampton University. Presentation: Multiculturalism Contra Ethnicity: the case of Cyprus (26-27 June 2012)
  • Warwick Graduate Conference in Legal and Political Theory, University of Warwick. Presentation: Multiculturalism and Language-Games (Feb 2012)
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George Iordanou

G dot Iordanou at warwick dot ac dot uk

Advice and Feedback Hours:

Monday, 4-5pm in Room S1.48A

Contact Address

Department of Politics and International Studies,
University of Warwick,
Coventry, CV4 7AL

UK

Office: B0.21

Social Media

Blog: iordanou.org

Twitter: @iordanou