Panos Kourgiotis was born in Thessaloniki in 1983. He studied International Relations of the Mediterranean Region (BSc) in the University of the Aegean and Modern Standard Arabic in Greece, Tunisia and Syria during the period 2001 – 2007. He holds a MA Diploma in Political Analysis from the Department of Political Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, with emphasis on the Political History and Comparative Politics of Greece, Cyprus and the Near East. He also holds his PhD title from the same department. The subject of his dissertation was: ‘’Re-establishing Islam in Modern Times; the Emergence of the Islamic Associations’’.
During 2015 – 2017 he conducted his post-doctoral research in the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia, and undertook co-teaching assignments together with Foteini Tsibiridou (Professor of Social Anthropology) and Dimitris Stamatopoulos (Professor of Balkan and Late Ottoman History) in their BA and MA courses concerning Colonialism, Islam and the Middle East. Since 2015, Panos Kourgiotis teaches Modern Standard Arabic in the same department with emphasis on cultural and political terminology.
He is the author of two books; the first one regarding the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt, while the second is an introduction to the Arabic Grammar for the Greek audience, he is co-author of the edited volume Kathimas Anatoli (Our Near East) (forthcoming 2020) in addition to many articles in both English and Greek about state formation in the Arab World, Islamism and Salafism, the reformist movements and political parties of the Middle East, minorities, colonialism, Islam and modernity, diplomacy and regional policies, the Arab Spring, etc. He has lived in several Arab countries throughout his studies.
Contact: On leave during 2019-2020