Anthoula Malkopoulou

Visiting researcher at Centre for Multidisciplinary Research on Religion and Society (CRS)

Visiting address:
Engelska parken
Thunbergsvägen 3C
751 20 Uppsala
Postal address:
Teologiska institutionen
Box 511
751 20 Uppsala

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at Department of Government, Faculty

+4618-471 3457
Visiting address:
Östra Ågatan 19
753 22 Uppsala
Postal address:
Box 514
751 20 UPPSALA

I work as Senior Lecturer in Political Theory at Uppsala University since January 2022, and as part-time lecturer at Lund University.

I came to Uppsala in 2012, one year after graduating with a PhD in Political Thought and Conceptual Change from the University of Jyväskylä (Finland). I first did a post-doc at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies, and later received a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (2014-16). In 2018, I became Docent in Political Science at Uppsala. In 2019 I spent a semester as Seeger Fellow at Princeton University, and during 2020-21 I worked as Senior Lecturer at Lund University. I have been a Visiting Professor in Adelaide, Helsinki, Dublin, Athens, Rome, Berlin.

Currently, I serve as steering group member of the ECPR Standing Group on Political Concepts and as member of the editorial team of Redescriptions: Political Thought, Conceptual History and Feminist Theory.

My main fields of research are contemporary democratic theory, history of political thought, constitutional theory and discourse analysis. I am especially interested in political representation, populism, parliamentarism, and voting rights and have published extensively on compulsory voting, and responses to far-right parties.

My publications include The History of Compulsory Voting in Europe (Routledge, 2015), Militant Democracy and its Critics (ed., 2019), Equality and Representation (ed., 2018) and Rhetoric, Politics and Conceptual Change (ed., 2011). I have also published numerous papers, among them “Three Models of Democratic Self-defense” (Political Studies, 2018) and “The Politics of Voter Presence” (International Political Science Review, 2020).

My forthcoming book on varieties of democratic self-defence is under contract with Oxford University Press. In 2023-24, I will be on a 12-month sabbatical funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond to complete the book.

I currently work on three other research projects:

Dilemmas of Democratic Self-Defence in European Public Broadcasting, funded by the Swedish Research Council (2021-23)

Populism and Democratic Defence in Europe, funded by the Carlsberg Foundation (2020-23)

Contributivism, funded by the Swedish Research Council (2019-23).

Concluded projects:

Democratic Self-Defense: The Social Model, funded by Marianne & Marcus Wallenberg Foundation (2019-22)

I am available for public commentary on topics related to Democracy, Populism, Participation, Parties, and Southern Europe.

For more info and updates, check my personal website.

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Anthoula Malkopoulou