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Research Associate (Charles University, Prague)
Name: Konstantinos Katsakioris
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About Prof Konstantinos Katsakioris

Professor Constantin Katsakioris holds a PhD in Contemporary History from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris (EHESS, 2015). He was a junior researcher at the EHESS in the project ‘African Elites Educated in the former Socialist Bloc’ (2012-2015), a lecturer and visiting professor at the universities of Leipzig and Bayreuth in Germany (2015-2020), and at the same time a member of the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, a fellow of the German Orient Institute in Beirut, Lebanon (2019-2021), and a senior PRIMUS researcher and lecturer in the Institute of World History at Charles University in Prague (2021-2023). He is currently an Associate Professor of History at the American University of Iraq-Baghdad. He has been researching Africa’s relations with Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, the history of education and development, and the history of African socialism.