CV

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Leandros Savvides

Born in Nicosia, Cyprus, 1986

Nationality: (Cypriot / EU)

University email: ls326@le.ac.uk

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  • Bachelor (BA) Sociology / International Politics,  Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester, UK) (First) 2007-2011

Main issues concerned include politics of hunger, classical and contemporary social theory, politics of the arts , sociology of globalization, studies in anti-capitalism among others

  • Master in Arts (MA) Social and Political Thought, Sussex University (Brighton, United Kingdom) 2011 – 2012

I  specifically  emphasized on Decolonial Thought and the Social Theories around The Frankfurt School as well as the philosophy of Michel Foucault, Aristotle, Karl Marx and Castoriadis

  • Diploma, The New World (dis)Order and the Challenge of Social Justice: Ethics and the Decolonial Option, Utrecht University (Roosvelt Academy, Middlebrugg, Netherlands) 2012

Three weeks summer school with Walter D Mignolo on Decolonial Thought and global matrix of power. We have examined various fields of decolonial thought such as economy, aesthetics, gender, racism, justice,  knowledge in relation to local and global histories, epistemic shifts.

  • Ph.D  (GTA Studentship): Neo-liberalism, Technological Bureaucracy and Grassroots Antagonisms, (University of Leicester, UK) 2013 – 2017     (See my research page)

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  • KISA – Action for Equality Support Antiracism 

Advocacy and Communications Officer \ Coordinator of the Social and Cultural Center

  • Various Projects regarding audiovisual material such as collaboration with director Iva Radivojevic on her film “Evaporating Borders” and hosting a radio show “On the margins” at CCMC radio in Nicosia, Buffer Zone.

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Languages

  • Greek (Mother Tongue), English (Proficiency), Arabic (Basic)

Technical Skills

  • Computer skills: Competent user of Microsoft Office Packages including Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, OpenOffice, and Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla FireFox, Explorer, Adobe Acrobat Reader Professional, also various aspects of WordPress.

Social Activities

  • football, outdoor activities, organizing social and political events, meeting with friends, travelling, writing, reading.

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