The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Staff Profile

Dr Dimitris Skleparis

Lecturer in the Politics of Security


Dr Dimitris Skleparis is Lecturer in the Politics of Security at Newcastle University. He received his PhD in Political Science from Queen Mary University of London (2015) with a specialisation in the securitisation of migration and the politics of migrant activism. He also holds an MSc (Distinction) in Social Science Research Methods from the University of Bristol (2009), and a BA in Communication and Media from the University of Athens (2008). He has published in a range of international peer-reviewed journals and has contributed to several edited volumes, research project reports, and policy briefs. He also has considerable media and consultancy experience.

Dimitris has previously worked as Lecturer in Politics at the University of Glasgow, as Internship Programme Lecturer and Coordinator at the University of California (Edinburgh Study Centre), and as Teaching Assistant at Queen Mary University of London. He has also worked as Research Associate at the University of Glasgow, and as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). 

Dimitris is currently a member of Yasar University UNESCO Chair on International Migration (2016-2020), and Internal Communications Officer of Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG) of the Political Studies Association (PSA).

Twitter: @DSkleparis

Roles and Responsibilities 

Student Peer Mentor Coordinator (since 09/19)

Student Engagement Officer (since 09/19) 

Co-convenor of International Politics Research Cluster (since 09/19)


Research Interests 

Dimitris's research is at the intersection between critical security studies and migration/refugee studies. Dimitris is interested in how migration is governed, perceived, and experienced amid increasing insecurities. He focuses particularly on the dynamics between security discourse and practice and their human impact. He approaches these issues from an interdisciplinary, and mixed methods standpoint.

  • Security Studies
  • Migration/Refugee Studies
  • Migrant/Refugee Activism and Radical Protest
  • Radicalisation


Undergraduate Teaching

Module Leader: POL3117 Politics of Immigration

Feedback, Guidance & Consultation Hours

    Tuesdays, 10:00 - 13:00 (and by appointment outside these hours).