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Research interests

Dr. Vasileios (Vas) Leontitsis is a lecturer in Globalisation Studies at the University of Brighton. He has previously worked at the University of Sheffield and the London School of Economics (LSE). He holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Sheffield (2010), an MA in International Political Economy from Warwick University (2001), and a BA in International and European Economic Studies from the Athens University of Economics and Business (2000). His predominant research interests lie in the spheres of post-development, environmental politics,  EU and Greek politics and migration studies. He has published on decentralisation in Greece, the EU environmental policy and the process of Europeanisation. 

Approach to teaching

My experience has shown me how vital the process of teaching is to motivate students, share enthusiasm for the field and engage them in critical discussions. My philosophy is that teaching is, and should be, an engaging and challenging activity for both tutors and students and that it should lead to learning through fun. I constantly challenge my students and myself, for example by applying appropriate learning games into the classroom. I have been making use of poster drawing, political simulation games, and role-playing to promote the students’ understanding of different theories and concepts.

Supervisory Interests

I am interested in supervising projects on forced migration, environmental refugees, EU migration policy, integration of migrants, de-growth, environmental policy and deep green theory. 

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