Dr Gregoris Ioannou
- Research Fellow (School of Law)
Prior to joining the University of Glasgow, Gregoris was employed at the University of Cyprus and Frederick University. He holds degrees (BSc and MSc) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the University of Warwick (PhD, awarded in 2011).
Gregoris has authored numerous papers, published as articles in international journals including “Mobilization an International Quarterly”, “Capital and Class”, and “Mediterranean Politics”, as chapters in edited volumes by publishers such as Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge and Brill and as studies commissioned by organisations such as European Trade Union Institute, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, and Peace Research Institute Oslo.
His research work is multi-thematic and inter-disciplinary and based on qualitative methods. Primarily he focuses on labour relations and trade unionism, class conflicts and social movements, contentious politics and the South European crisis.
He has also authored a research monograph on the normalisation of Cyprus’ partition published in Greek in 2019, in Turkish in 2020 and an updated and expanded English edition is forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan. His co-edited book volume “Populism and the Radical Left in Europe” was published with Routledge in 2019 while his second monograph on the labour market in southern Europe since the crisis is forthcoming also by Routledge in 2021. Currently he is researching precarious work and the ideologies associated with it.
Gregoris is also an external Expert for the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) on “Working Conditions and Sustainable Work”.
In 2020 Gregoris Ioannou won a prestigious Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowship, the first award of its kind for the School of Law as well as for the University of Glasgow’s College of Social Sciences (https://www.uofgschooloflaw.com/blog/2020/2/10/gregoris-ioannou-awarded-marie-sklodowska-curie-fellowship).
Gregoris’ research interests lie in the fields of sociology of work, political and economic sociology and culture and communication politics. He is especially interested in labour markets and their regulation, in employment relations and workplace dynamics, in precarious work and trade unionism. Beyond the labour process and its political economy, Gregoris is more broadly interested in mobilisation and social movements, their cultural politics and their impact on class relations. Recently he has focused on the economic crisis and its impact on the labour markets, institutional contexts and political systems of several South European countries and this is the topic of its forthcoming monograph.
His current research concerns on young precarious workers in Greece and the United Kingdom and the ideological dimension and the discourses that accompany the new forms of employment, especially the views and understandings, ideas and beliefs of the workers engaged in it. This research project, situated at the intersection between working conditions and subjective experience aims to identify the extent to which a process of internalization of market values and neo-liberal worldviews is at work and the extent to which these values and worldviews are modified and adapted in the context of their appropriation.
Most of his papers can be accessed on Academia.edu
Most of the citations to his work are available Google Scholar
In 2020 Gregoris Ioannou won a Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellowship to conduct research on Collectivism in the Digital Era: Novel Approaches to Worker Mobilization and Interest Representation (CODE). This is expected to begin in 2021.
Currently, Gregoris is working as a Research Fellow on Professor Ruth Dukes’ project “Work on Demand: contracting for work in a changing economy”, funded by the European Research Council. https://workondemand.co.uk
Other and previous funded research projects
Small grants (Principal Investigator)
- Discrimination, labour fragmentation and life chances, College of Social Sciences Strategic Research Fund, University of Glasgow, 2019-2020
- Linkages Project: Cyprus Higher Education report, Peace Research Institute Oslo, 2018-2019
- Labour Market in United Cyprus, Cyprus Dialogue Forum, 2017-2018
- Cyprus Society: ‘Youth Unemployment’ and ‘Impact of the Crisis’ reports, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 2016-2017
- Trade Unions in Cyprus, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 2014-2015
Other funded research projects
- Trade unions in Europe, ETUI, 2020-2021 (network member)
- Collective Bargaining in Europe, ETUI, 2017-2019 (network member)
- Framing Financial Crisis and Protest: North-West and South-East Europe, Open University UK, Leverhulme Foundation, 2015 – 2016 (network member), http://www.open.ac.uk/arts/research/finance-crisis-protest/
- Transnational Digital Networks, Migration and Gender, European Commission, 2011 – 2012 (network member) http://www.mignetproject.eu/
- Development of Labour Relations in Cyprus, Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, 2006 – 2009 (Principal Investigator)
- Archive of Oral Tradition, Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, 2005 – 2006 (team member)
Ou Lin – Workers’ spontaneous struggles for labour rights in Chinese on-demand economy
- External Expert for European Foundation for the Improvement of living and working conditions (Eurofound), on “Working Conditions and Sustainable Work”, since 2018
- Referee for the academic journals “The Cyprus Review”, “Nations and Nationalism”, "South European Society and Politics" and “International Journal of Communication”
- President of the trade union of Doctoral Scientists in Teaching and Research (DEDE), 2015-2017 and Member of the Board of Directors 2017-2018
- Evaluator of the MA programme of study in “Digital Media and Communicatons”, University of Nicosia, 2018
- External consultant for labour market issues, “Cyprus Dialogue Forum” 2017-2018
- External consultant for Cyprus Labour Institute and National Correspondent for the European Foundation for the Improvement of living and working conditions (Eurofound) 2016-2018
- External consultant for labour relations and trade union issues “Friedrich Ebert Stiftung” 2014-2018
- Internal examiner of: Zaphiro Tsitsiou, School of Law, University of Glasgow, January 2020 PhD thesis title: 'The Social Constitution of Europe in the National Courts: The Case of Cyprus'
- External (international) examiner of: Marta Maria Lobato Rodriguez, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, July 2018 PhD thesis title: 'The subjective revolution: society and culture in post 2008 Spain'
- MA dissertation supervision: Hadjigeorgiou, Gianna. (2017) Social movements and political action across borders – the case of SYRIZA Cyprus, Department of Social and Political Science, University of Cyprus
- Accreditation of the BA programme in Audiovisual Communication at Frederick University by the Cyprus Higher Education Authority (2010 – 2016)
- Evaluator for the Scheme “Funding Entrepreneurial Innovation 2014-2020”, administered by the Republic of Cyprus, Ministry of Commerce, 2016
Selected conference papers
- Ioannou, G. (2020) The communicative power of trade unionism: labour law, political opportunity structure and social movement strategy, 38th International Labour Process Conference (ILPC), University of Newcastle, April 2020
- Ioannou, G. (2019) The changing context of employment relations: Greece in a comparative south European perspective, XII European Regional Congress of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA), Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, September 2019
- Ioannou, G. (2019) Ideologies within new employment forms: precariously employed youth from the UK and Greece, Canadian Association Work and Labour Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, June 2019 and European Sociological Association (ESA) 14th Conference, University of Manchester, August 2019
- Ioannou, G. (2018) Flexibility and precarity in crisis-stricken Greece and Cyprus. Presented at 9th Annual Conference of the International Initiative for the Promotion of Political Economy (IIPPE), Pula Croatia, September 2018
- Ioannou, G. (2017) Representations of contentious action in news and social media: A case study of a Cypriot environmental initiative. Presented at European Sociological Association (ESA) 13th Conference, - Panteion University Athens, August 2017.
- Papaioannou, T. and Ioannou, G. (2016) Protest Politics and the Media: Strategizing Performative Framing of Grievances in the ‘Save Akamas’ Campaign. Presented at Cyprus Political Science Association (KYSYPE) 2nd Conference, Cyprus Technological University, December 2016.
- Ioannou, G. (2016) Paving the ground for neoliberalism: Greek and Cypriot media before the Troika. Presented at 7th Annual Conference of the International Initiative for the Promotion of Political Economy (IIPPE), Lisbon, September 2016.
- Ioannou, G. (2015) Labour force fragmentation: empirical evidence from case studies in Cyprus. Presented at European Sociological Association (ESA) 12th Conference, Czech Technical University Prague, August 2015.
- Charalambous, G. and Ioannou, G. (2014) Party-society linkages and contentious acts: Cyprus in a comparative South European perspective. Presented at European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) 8th General Conference, University of Glasgow, September 2014
Selected invited talks
- The making of a frozen conflict: construction, maintenance and contestation of division in Cyprus, “Dialogue: Navigating Forbidden Zones”, Reading Landscape, Glasgow School of Art and the Creative Centre for Fluid Territories, University of Glasgow, November 2019
- Panel discussion on “Nature, protest and the media in Cyprus”, Goethe Institute, September 2018
- Workshop on “Perspectives for Growth, Innovation and the Welfare State in Southern Europe” Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Lisbon, September 2018
- Round table discussion on “Fake news: who decides what is the truth”, Psychological impact of mass communication diffusion in everyday life, International Conference organized by School of Education and Social Sciences, Frederick University, April 2018.
- The conflict in Cyprus: history and current developments, Guided Tour south and north of the Nicosia green line, Israeli and Palestinian Seminar, Geneva Initiative and Palestinian Peace Coalition, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Nicosia, October 2017
- Precariousness and class composition in Cyprus, Precariousness in European Post-Growth Societies: labour market reform, precarious struggles and transnational solidarity, Conference at Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, December 2016.
- The labour market in the Republic of Cyprus during the crisis, Post Graduate Seminar Series Middle Eastern Technical University, November 2016
- The social consequences of evictions, Movement against foreclosures and Municipality of Nicosia, Public Discussion, May 2016 (in Greek)
Occasional interviews and commentary in international media including Euronews Television, national newspapers and radio stations, regular personal blogging
His PhD thesis is available here: http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/47187/