Roman Gerodimos

Associate Professor of Global Current Affairs, Bournemouth University

Roman Gerodimos is an associate professor of global current affairs at Bournemouth University, UK, where he directs the Global Current Affairs Bureau. His current research focuses on the challenges facing democracy due to globalization, digitization and extremism, threats to global security, and the role of urban public space, art and media in bridging divides. He is currently leading a project on shame and political violence funded by the ISRF, completing a report on the refugee crisis for Greek think-tank Dianeosis and producing a documentary on European security and deterrence funded by NATO. He previously led or worked on projects funded by the UK Department for International Development, the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the US Embassy in London. Roman has co-edited books on The Media, Political Participation and Empowerment (Routledge 2013) and The Politics of Extreme Austerity: Greece in the Eurozone Crisis (Palgrave Macmillan 2015) and has published in numerous edited volumes and international journals. His first trade monograph ('Dispatches from the 21st Century') will be published in January 2020 in Greece. His work regularly appears in the media and he has written op-eds for or appeared on CNN, BBC, Sky News, Euronews, AP and USA Today.


In 2011, Roman was awarded the Arthur McDougall Fund Prize for his research on youth civic engagement and NGO websites. He is the founder of the Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG), the leading network of Greek politics experts in the world, which has just been named 'Specialist Group of the Year' but the UK Political Studies Association (PSA). In addition to his academic work, Roman has written, directed and produced three award-winning experimental short films, including Essence (2018) based on an essay by legendary Austrian pianist Paul Badura-Skoda. He is thrilled to be back in Salzburg for his 10th consecutive Academy.

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