Michalis Moutselos was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Sociocultural Diversity. He completed his Ph.D. in Political Science at the Department of Politics, Princeton University in 2016. He studies the determinants of political behavior and political protest among persons of immigrant origin in European democracies. A secondary research focus relates to the transformation of political conflict in European democracies in the aftermath of the Eurozone and refugee crises. In addition, he has been a member of the 'CityDiv' research group since 2015, investigating city-level responses to increasing population heterogeneity. His work lies at the intersection of comparative politics, political behavior, social movements, and ethnic/migration studies. Currently, he works as an Assistant Professor at the University of Cyprus, Nicosia.
Since March 2022, he is project leader of the Max Planck research group 'The new guards: Re-bordering the Southeast Mediterranean in an age of migration'.