Kira Gartzou-Katsouyanni is the Hellenic Bank Association Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory of the LSE’s European Institute. Her research focuses on the politics of place. Her PhD thesis addressed the emergence of local cooperation in unfavourable circumstances and was entitled “Cooperation against the Odds: A Study on the Political Economy of Local Development in a Country with Small Firms and Small Farms”. Kira has also co-authored articles on the causes and impacts of Brexit at the local level, which were published in Politics & Society and Governance. Moreover, she is a co-author of The Greco-German Affair in the Euro Crisis: Mutual Recognition Lost? (Palgrave Pivot, 2018), and she has written a chapter about the historical roots of pro- and anti-EU attitudes in Greece (in Gilbert and Pasquinucci 2020). Kira is currently co-editing Special Issue on “firm-centred, multi-level approaches to overcoming semi-peripheral constraints”, which is due to appear in Studies in Comparative International Development in 2024. She holds a PhD from the LSE’s European Institute, an MA in International Relations & International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a BA in History & Politics from New College, Oxford. Previously, she was an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the LSE’s European Institute (Jan.-Dec. 2022).
Comparative political economy; collective action; politics of place; Greece; Italy; UK