Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics, Institute of Political Science, Leiden University.
Specialist Research Areas: Parties, Discourse, Populism, Counter-Narratives, Communication Strategies
Vasiliki (Billy) Tsagkroni is Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics at the Institute of Political Science. Their research includes radical right parties, best EU practices to counter populism, a cross-European policy analysis on climate change at party level and a cross-European comparative analysis of political discourse in a form of governments’ responsiveness to citizens’ demands and preferences between elections and the use of marketing and branding in politics, focusing on the interaction between communication strategies and political parties.
Their main research and teaching interests include political marketing and branding, political communication and social media, populism, policy making, comparative politics, radical right politics and research methods.
Their work has been published, among others, in the Journal of Common Market Studies, Party Politics and British Journal of Politics and International Relations and numerous edited books and have been the editor on a special issue on migration in the journal of Media and Communication. They are the co-convenor of the Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG) of Political Studies Association (PSA) and member of the Editorial Board of Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism (SEN) and of Media and Communication.
They hold a PhD from Queen Mary University London (2015), a MA from Panteion University of Athens (2008) and a BA from the same institution (2005).
Specialist research areas:
Radical right parties, populism, counter-narratives of radical right, extreme right movements, communication strategies of radical right, radical right ideologies.
Latest posts authored by Dr Vasiliki (Billy) Tsagkroni
- An Exception no more: Identifying the origins of the radical-right appeal, the case of Chega in Portugal October 20, 2021
- CARR Blog series on Golden Dawn – Part III – Ascendance to Parliament February 10, 2021
- In Greece, a new far right movement is taking the stage August 27, 2020
- The Circle of History in Radical-Right Symbolism July 21, 2020
- The ‘other’ in a time of a crisis: Europe’s Populist Radical Right Response to Covid-19 May 25, 2020
- How Greece Went From Welcoming To Demonizing Refugees March 18, 2020
- Islamophobic Far-Right Counter-Jihad Movement Has Expanded
- The dusk after the dawn: fall of a Greek Neo-Nazi party January 23, 2020