The Centre on Social Movement Studies


Hara Kouki

Hara Kouki is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Movement Studies (COSMOS) at the European University Institute. She is currently involved in a research project on the social movements and political parties in times of crisis focusing on the case of Syriza in Greece. Hara is a historian and received her PhD from the Law Department at Birkbeck College, University of London. She graduated in History and Archaeology from the University of Athens and holds a Master’s in History and Film from the University of Kent and a Master’s in History and Civilization from the European University Institute in Florence. She has worked as a researcher at the Hellenic Foundation of European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP, Athens) and at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (EUI, Florence) and has participated in research projects on issues of migration, far-right, political mobilization by focusing on the case of Greece under the crisis. Hara has co-edited ‘Protest beyond Borders: Contentious Politics in Europe since 1945 (Berghahn, 2011) and ‘The Greek Crisis and European Modernity’ (Palgrave, 2013). Her research interests lie in the field of contemporary history and the history of human rights, social movements and inequalities in the post-war world.

Research interests  : postwar European history, human rights, social movements, far-right