About me

Anastasia Marinopoulou graduated from the University of Sussex, U.K. with an MA (1998) in philosophy and political theory and a PhD in philosophy and political theory (2006). The title of the doctoral thesis is The Concept of the Political in Max Horkheimer and Jürgen Habermas.

Her publications include the monograph Critical Theory and Epistemology: the Politics of Modern Thought and Science (Manchester University Press, 2017) and the edited volume Cosmopolitan Modernity in which she edited the collection of essays and authored two chapters (Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, 2015). Her doctoral thesis was published as a book entitled The Concept of the Political in Max Horkheimer and Jürgen Habermas (Nissos Academic Publishers, 2008).

Her research interests focus on philosophy and epistemology of modernity predominantly in the 19th, the 20th and the 21st centuries. She is particularly interested in political philosophy and theory concerning the notions of democracy, citizenship and cosmopolitanism and in the evolution of epistemological thought. Latest research awards:

  1. Jean Monnet Module (teaching and research)/Erasmus+ Programme entitled Democracy at Risk: EU politics in the 21st century which is funded by the European Commission (2022-2025),
  2. Research Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin/Harry Ransom Center for Humanities (USA, Visiting Scholar at the Department of Philosophy, 2017) and
  3. G. Papaioannou Fellowship from the American School of Classical Studies – Athens and Princeton (Greece and USA, 2013-14).

Her teaching interests are political philosophy and political theory (with emphasis on the 19th and the 20th centuries). She specializes in the political philosophy and political theory of the 19th and the 20th centuries with emphasis on critical theory and the Frankfurt School, theories of democracy and cosmopolitanism during modernity, the notions of citizenship, deliberation, civil society and the public sphere from the ancient Greek world to the second modernity. The second major teaching and research interest is epistemology (with emphasis on the 19th and the 20th centuries). She also focuses on the epistemological theories of the late 19th and the 20th centuries giving emphasis to the comparison between the critical theory of the Frankfurt School and phenomenology, structuralism, modernism, systems theory and critical realism.

She has taught at the Hellenic Open University-Greece (Lecturer), the University of Munich-Germany (Lecturer) and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens-Greece (Lecturer and Associate Professor [non-tenure]).

She takes part as anonymous reader in the international journal Constellations and in the British publishing house Lexington/Rowman and Littlefield for the series of philosophy, theory and epistemology. She actively participates in collective academic work and has developed communication skills that relate to the coordination of academic editorial tasks and administrative duties as well as organization of academic and research workshops. She has recently (2021-present) been appointed evaluator of research proposals at the EU Commision.


political philosophy     social philosophy     epistemology     social and political theory


political philosophy     epistemology     political theory     political sociology