Department of Political Science


Mr Antonis Ragkousis

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Senior PGTA in Public Policy
Room: Office hours usually in B.05, 36-38 Gordon Square
Email: a.ragkousis@ucl.ac.uk

I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Economy and the Philosophy of Social Science at King’s College London, and I am an invited Ph.D. Fellow at the University of Cambridge. I am also a member of the Cambridge Social Ontology Group and the King’s College Social Ontology Research Unit. 

Following my undergraduate studies in Business and Economics, I completed two master’s degrees in Philosophy and Political Economy, respectively, being the recipient of the Alexander S. Onassis Postgraduate Scholarship for the latter. 

I have been awarded the King’s Business School Doctoral Research Studentship, the LISS-DTP/Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Full Ph.D. Scholarship and the Alexander S. Onassis Scholarship for doctoral research in Political Economy for my doctoral studies.

Moreover, in my role as a GTA Development Associate with King’s Academy, I contribute to the development of fellow educators primarily through the organisation and facilitation of targeted educational workshops. I have received three consecutive nominations for teaching excellence at King’s College London’s annual teaching awards, and I am also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Alongside my involvement with the academia, I have nearly a decade’s wealth of experience in the professional sports industry under my occupation as the Head of International Markets and Investment at a leading UK-based sports management firm


My research interests lie between Economics, Philosophy, and Politics. In particular, I am interested in Critical Realism and its implications for Political Economy, as developed by the Cambridge Social Ontology Group. My research has appeared in the Cambridge Journal of Economics and the Journal of Economic Issues.


In addition to engaging in a variety of academic research projects as a Research Assistant, I have been teaching modules in Economics, Public Policy, Public Economics, Econometrics, Political Economy, Politics, Political Theory, and the Philosophy of Social Science at the University of Cambridge, King’s College London and UCL.