Spyridon Kotsovilis

Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream), UTM Political Science
Affiliated Faculty, Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Spyridon Kotsovilis

Areas of interest

  • Modern Greek and Eastern European politics and history
  • Conflict processes
  • Democratization
  • Cyberpolitics
  • Quantitative/qualitative research methods


Main bio

Spyridon Kotsovilis obtained his Ph.D. in Political Science from McGill, where he was the Neporany doctoral fellow, and also trained in Complex Systems at the Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico. An expert in modern Greek and Eastern European politics and history, his research interests include conflict processes, democratization, cyberpolitics as well as complexity and quantitative/qualitative research methods. He has taught at McGill, at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and at St. George where he was also the instructor for the Greek politics class for Munk's Hellenic Studies Initiative.  He is participating in the University of Toronto’s Global Leadership program and is the inaugural instructor for its introductory course. He has been the recipient of the University of Toronto Faculty of Arts and Science 2018 Superior Teaching award, and of numerous teaching grants, including TDI, Global Classrooms, PEFAL and TLDT. He has also worked with Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders, where he is an elected member of the MSF Canada Association.