Dr. Symeon Giannakos

Contact Information:

Room 314
(401) 341-3177


B.A. in political science, Plymouth State University (1983)
M.A. in foreign affairs, University of Virginia (1987)
Ph.D. in foreign affairs, University of Virginia (1990)

Personal Statement:

I teach courses on international relations and comparative politics, with a concentration on nationalism, ethnic conflict, ethics and international affairs. I have also taught at Norwich University (1990-1993), American University in Bulgaria (1992-1997), Washington and Lee University (1998-1999) and Ohio University (1999-2002). My research focuses on national identity and conflict. I have published extensively on this topic and am the editor and contributor of "Ethnic Conflict: Religion, Identity and Politics" (2002). In 2011, I served as a Fulbright Scholar to Albania. My most recent work is on Chinese nationalism, published by Nationalities Papers.