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Konstantinos Kourtikakis

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Contact Information

407 David Kinley Hall

Teaching Associate Professor

Research Interests

Comparative Politics
International Politics
European Union
Western Europe


PhD, University of Pittsburgh (2007)
BA, University of Macedonia (1997)


US Department of Education Title VI grants (2018-2024)
Jean Monnet Center of Excellence grants (2015-2021)
European Union Center of Excellence grants (2011-2014)
Jean Monnet Module grant (2011)

Awards and Honors

Provost Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2024)
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by Instructional Staff (2024)
Clarence A. Berdahl Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2017, 2021)
Award for "Best Paper in EU Governance" (with Ekaterina Turkina), European Communities Studies Association-Canada 9th Biennial Conference (Ottawa, Canada, 2012)

Courses Taught

PS 100 Introduction to Political Science
PS 282 Governing Globalization
PS 348 Government and Politics in Western Europe
PS 385 Politics of the European Union 
PS 392 International Organizations and Regionalism (study abroad in Vienna, Austria)
PS 457 Democratic Governance in a Global Setting

Additional Campus Affiliations

Teaching Associate Professor, Political Science
Teaching Associate Professor, European Union Center

Recent Publications

Kourtikakis, K., Turkina, E., & Postnikov, E. (2021). The structure of coordination: transatlantic policy networks and the mobilization of business and civil society. Journal of Common Market Studies, 59(3), 679-696.

Kourtikakis, K., & Turkina, E. (2015). Civil Society Organizations in European Union External Relations: A Study of Interorganizational Networks in the Eastern Partnership and the Mediterranean. Journal of European Integration, 37(5), 587-609.

Turkina, E., & Kourtikakis, K. (2015). Keeping up with the Neighbours: Diffusion of Norms and Practices Through Networks of Employer and Employee Organizations in the Eastern Partnership and the Mediterranean. Journal of Common Market Studies, 53(5), 1163-1185.

Kourtikakis, K., & Pahre, R. D. (2014). Party On! Political Parties in European Foreign Economic Policies. Seton Hall Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, 2014(2), 35-47.

Kourtikakis, K. (2010). Imitation and supranational politics: Some lessons from the European Ombudsman and the European Court of Auditors. European Political Science Review, 2(1), 27-48.

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