Dr. Ilia Xypolia is part of a network of young Turkish and European leaders from all sectors who come together once a year to engage in intensive dialogue and to share views and ideas about topical social issues. The Turkey Europe Future Forum takes place alternately in Turkey and Germany, as well as in other European countries.
Dr. Ilia Xypolia is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Aberdeen, UK. She has previously held teaching and research positions at Keele University and the University of London. Her interdisciplinary research interests that broadly concern nationalism and imperialism engage with and contribute to the historical-sociological strand of International Relations. Her publications and ongoing research cover various aspects of the history and politics of the Eastern Mediterranean through a globalist perspective. She is also the Reviews Editor of the refereed periodical Journal of Global Faultlines. Ilia holds a PhD in Politics and International Relations from Keele University where she investigated the impact of British imperial rule on the development of Turkish Nationalism in Cyprus. Before that, she read Political Science and International Relations at the University of Athens, the University of Warsaw and the University of Piraeus.