Neophytos Loizides received his PhD at the University of Toronto and held fellowships at the Belfer Centre at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and Solomon Asch Centre at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his MA at the Central European University and a BA at the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining Kent, he has been a Lecturer in International Politics and Ethnic Conflict at Queen's University Belfast. He is currently a fellow at the Institute for Democracy and Conflict Resolution (IDCR) at the University of Essex. Dr. Loizides is the Associate Editor of Nationalism and Ethnic Politics published by Taylor and Francis and sits in the editorial board of Contemporary Southeastern Europe and Federal Governance published by the Forum of Federations. He is currently the advisor to the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre applicants for the School of Politics and IR.