Vassilis K. Fouskas read international history, politics and economics at the Universities of Athens, Perugia and London. He holds two PhD degrees from the Universities of Panteion and Queen Mary University of London (funded by Greece’s State Scholarships’ Foundation – IKY).
He worked, among others, at the Universities of Kingston (Reader in European and International Studies), Stirling (Senior Lecturer in International Relations), Piraeus (Professor of International Relations and American Foreign Policy) and Richmond, the American International University in London (Professor of International Relations). He taught as Visiting professor at the Universities of Siena (Italy) and Isik (Turkey) and is a Visiting Professorial Scholar at the University of Banja Luka (Republic of SRPSKA, Bosnia & Herzegovina). In 2005 he was Stanley J. Seeger Fellow in Hellenic Studies at Princeton University. He has been recipient of grants and fellowships from the Leverhulme Trust, Carnegie Trust, the British Academy, Barry Amiel & Ralph Miliband Trust, and the EU’s Jean Monnet programme.
In 1998 he founded and has since been editing the refereed periodical Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, published eight times a year by Routledge-Taylor & Francis. He has published extensively on the crisis of American grand strategy and globalisation/financialisation; the power-shift to China and the emerging economies of Asia; Italian and European politics and history; populism; ordoliberalism and neo-liberalism; the Greek debt crisis; and the Cyprus issue. His current research focuses on the history and the political economy of conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean and he is also researching the capital accumulation regimes in the USA (1860-1920) and China (1970-1920); His work is translated into more than 10 languages, including Chinese, Turkish, Japanese, Greek, Serbo-Croat and Italian.
Since 2013 he has been a professor of international relations at the University of East London and the founding director of STAMP (Centre for the Study of States, Markets & People, https://www.uel.ac.uk/research/centre-for-the-study-of-states-markets-and-people). He is also the director (Research Degrees Leader) of the PhD programme in the School of Business & Law at UEL. He teaches international political economy and the political economy of crises in a historical perspective. In September 2019 he received the School award for promoting research culture. In June 2020 he received the School award for impactful research.
Vassilis can be contacted for lectures, media work, short/long term consultancy and special study programmes related to his areas of academic and educational engagement.