Giorgos Katsambekis is a Researcher in Comparative Politics at Greece’s National Centre for Social Research (EKKE) and a Visiting Fellow at Loughborough University, UK. Before joining EKKE, he was Lecturer in European and International Politics at Loughborough University (2017-2022). Giorgos completed his PhD in political science at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2015, where he later worked as a postdoctoral researcher and an adjunct lecturer. He has also worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of the Aegean. He has participated in major research projects, like POPULISMUS: Populist Discourse and Democracy (2014-2015), and founded and convened the Populism Research Group at Loughborough University (2018-2022). Between 2019 and 2022, he served as co-convener of the Populism Specialist Group of the British Political Studies Association (PSA). His research is located at the intersections of comparative politics and critical political theory, with an emphasis on political discourse analysis and populism. His published work has focused on political parties, social movements, Greek politics, and the European radical left, but also on contemporary theories of democracy, nationalism, and collective identity formation.