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Konstantinos Papastathis


Dr. K. Papastathis
+31 71 527 2727

Konstantinos Papastathis is a researcher at the Centre for Linguistics.

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Research themes

  1. European Cultural policies in the Levant.
  2. Modern and Contemporary History of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
  3. The Jerusalem Question.
  4. Politics and Religion in the EU.

Curriculum Vitae

For more information, please see my CV.

Research projects

  • Dec. 2017- Dec. 2022: PI VIDI project, NWO (The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research), ‘European cultural diplomacy and Arab Christians in Palestine. A connected history during the formative years of the Middle East (1918-1948)’.
  • Oct. 2015-2018: University of Luxembourg Internal Research Project: Party Politics and Religion in the European Union.
  • Oct. 2013-2015: Luxembourg AFR PDR Scholarship: The Populist Radical Right and Religion: Ideology and Panel Data Analysis.

Last publications

  1. K. Papastathis, “Missionary Politics in Late Ottoman Palestine: The Stance of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem,” Social Sciences and Missions (forthcoming).
  2. K. Papastathis, “Arabic v. Greek: the Linguistic Aspect of the Jerusalem Orthodox Church Controversy in late Ottoman times and the British Mandate,” in Heleen Murre-van den Berg, Karène Sanchez and Tijmen Baarda (eds), Arabic and its Alternatives (forthcoming).
  3. K. Papastathis, “Diplomacy, Communal Politics and Religious Property Management: the case of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem in the early Mandate period,” in Angelos Dalachanis and Vincent Lemire (eds), Revealing Ordinary Jerusalem (1840-1940). New Archives and Perspectives on Urban Citizenship and Global Entanglements (Proceedings of Open Jerusalem International Symposium, Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Rethymno, Greece, May 2016) (Leiden: Brill, 2018), 223-239.
  4. K. Papastathis, “Constructing the ‘intra-communal out-group’: the Greek religious imperialism and the Arab Orthodox ‘quantité négligeable’,” Andreas Schmoeller (ed.), Middle Eastern Christians and Europe: Diasporas – Relations – Entangled Histories (Zürich: Lit, 2017), 43-57.
  5. K. Papastathis, “Greece in the Holy Land during the British Mandate: Diplomacy and Religion,” Jerusalem Quarterly (special issue ‘History of Diplomacy in the Holy Land’), 71 (2017), 30-42.
  6. K. Papastathis, “Religious Politics in Mandate Palestine: The Christian Orthodox Community Controversy in the Thirties”, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 43:3 (2016), 259-284.
  7. K. Papastathis and R. Kark, “The Politics of Church Land Administration: the Case of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem in Ottoman and Mandatory Palestine”, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 40:2 (2016), 264-282.


2019- : Department of Political Science/Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. BA Courses: a) Politics and Religion; and b) The Middle East in Contemporary Times; MA Course: Religion and Violence; Erasmus Course: Greece Today.

2019- : School of Law/ Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. MA course: Political Science.

May 2017: Visiting Lecturer at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/ Erasmus course: Greece Today/ Session: The Role of Religion in Modern Greece.

2015-2017: Research Unit: IPSE/ University of Luxembourg. Master Course: Politics and Religion (Joint Teaching with: Philippe Poirier, Marco Ventura και Elsa Pirenne).

2008-2013: Department of Political Science/Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. BA Courses: a) Politics and Religion; and b) Politics and Religion in Modern Greece.


  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics
  • LUCL Frans
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Assistant Professor
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