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

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 (Docent, 2018). In 2020-21, I held the same position at Lund University, from where I am on part-time leave in 2022.

I graduated from the University of Jyväskylä in 2011. From 2012 until 2019, I worked in Uppsala as Researcher and Adjunct Lecturer, and was awarded several fellowships, including the Seeger Fellowship at Princeton University (2019) and the Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (2014-16). I have been a Visiting Professor in Adelaide, Helsinki, Dublin, Athens, Rome, Berlin, 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.

I currently work on four 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)

Democratic Self-defense: The Social Model, funded by the MM Wallenberg Foundation (2019-22)

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

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

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Anthoula Malkopoulou