Panos Panayotu

Panos Panayotu


  • University Teacher in Politics and International Relations

Panos studied political science (BA) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and he received his MA in Ideology and Discourse Analysis from the University of Essex in 2016. He joined Loughborough University as a PhD Candidate in 2018. He has taught at the University of Essex and SOAS, University of London.  

His research and teaching interests include post-structuralist discourse theory, populism, nationalism, transnational politics, theories of democracy and ideology, gender and digital politics. 

Panos’ research interests include:

  • Populism
  • Transnational Politics
  • Theories of Democracy and Ideology
  • Digital Politics
  • Gender

In previous positions, Panos has taught as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Essex the following modules: Scientific Reasoning for the Social Sciences; European Union: Institutions and Policies; The Sociological Imagination. He was also a Teaching Fellow at SOAS, University of London the module Introduction to Political Analysis. At Loughborough he is Module Leader for 21PIC685 – Power, Politics and Participation in the Digital Age and 21PIB642 – Gender and Global Politics.

  • (2022, forthcoming) ‘Lessons for Left-Wing Populism from the 2010s Austerity Wave in Europe’, Journal for the Study of Radicalism.   
  • (2022, forthcoming) ‘Towards the Formation of Genuine European Parties? The Cases of DiEM25 and Volt Europa’ (with Katsambekis, G.), Participazione & Conflitto.
  • (2021) ‘Transnational Populism and the European Union. An Uneasy Alliance?’ in Blokker P. (ed), Imagining Europe. Transnational contestation and civic populism, Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. [link]
  • (2019) ‘The Potentials and Difficulties of Transnational Populism: The Case of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25)’ (with De Cleen, B., Moffitt, B. and Stavrakakis, Y.) Political Studies. [link]
  • (2017) ‘Towards a Transnational Populism: A Chance for European Democracy (?) —the Case of DiEM25’, POPULISMUS Working Paper 5. Thessaloniki [link]