Dimitris Tsarouhas (On Leave)

Associate Professor

Dimitris Tsarouhas (On Leave)


Department of International Relations
Bilkent University
06800 Bilkent, Ankara




+90 312 2902677


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Dimitris Tsarouhas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations, Bilkent University and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Politics. He has previously taught at Middle East Technical University (METU). Dr. Tsarouhas sits at the Editorial Board of Social Europe Journal, and the Executive Committee of the Greek Politics Specialist Group of the British Political Studies Association (PSA). He is also a member of EUSA and UACES.

Dr. Tsarouhas specializes in European politics. His research seeks to transcend disciplinary divides to incorporate insights from IR, comparative politics and political economy. He is the author of Social Democracy in Sweden: the Threat from a Globalized World (London and New York: IB Tauris), co-editor of Bridging the Real Divide: Social and Regional Policy in Turkey’s EU Accession Process (Ankara: METU University Press), and author of numerous articles on European politics that have appeared in journals such as Public Administration, Social Politics, Social Policy & Administration, European Journal of Industrial Relations and Southeast European & Black Sea Studies.


  • BA (with Distinction) in Political Science, The University of Sheffield, UK
  • MSc (with High Merit) in European Political Economy, The London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
  • PhD in Political Science, The University of Sheffield, UK


Comparative European politics, social and labour politics, public policy, Greek-Turkish Relations, EU-Turkey Relations.