A researcher with expertise in political violence and South-Eastern European History has joined the University of Wolverhampton.
Dr Spiros Tsoutsoumpis has been appointed as a Visiting Fellow within the War Studies department.
Dr Tsoutsoumpis, who holds a prestigious Guggenheim scholarship, specialises in the Greek Civil War, and how violence against civilians impacts on society.
As well as teaching modules on political violence, Dr Tsoutsoumpis will work with the University’s academics on research projects and organise a conference next year.
He says: “The quality of the scholars within the School of Social, Historical and Political Studies department is outstanding. There are some very good people working within a strong community and the University is a modern and up and coming place.
“My aim is to open a dialogue with the University’s scholars and work on new avenues of research. The existing research strengths on terrorism, the Holocaust and the Northern Irish conflict fit in well with my own work, so I look forward to our collaboration.”
Dr Spiros Tsoutsoumpis’ is Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Studies Sofia and a Research Associate at the University of Manchester.
His research interests are focused on the social, political and military history of South-Eastern Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries. He is particularly interested in the creation, role and activities of the armed resistance groups during the Second World War and the history of paramilitary violence in the Balkans from the late Ottoman period onwards.
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Date Issued: Monday, 29 October 2018