Georgios Karyotis


Georgios Karyotis is Professor of Security Politics in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow. His main research and teaching interests lie in the areas of securitisation theory, crisis management, protest and voting behavior, and migration studies. Among others, he was the Principal Investigator on an ESRC/AHRC-funded project on the skills and aspirations of young Syrian refugees and the corresponding attitudes of host populations in Greece, Lebanon and the UK (see His research has been published in top academic journals, including in the Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Political Studies, the British Journal of Political Science, International Political Sociology, Cooperation & Conflict, International Relations, Electoral Studies, and Mobilization. He is currently serving as the Convenor of the Evidence Group on Asylum and Migration, which is a core group of the Scottish government’s New Scots initiative. He is also the Co-Convenor of the Greek Politics Specialist Group, a network of 450 academics, which received the group of the year award in 2019 from the UK’s Political Studies Association.