Stavros Afionis

Lecturer in International Relations, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University

Stavros Afionis

Stavros is a Lecturer in International Relations at the School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University. Previously, he was a Research Fellow at the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) at the University of Leeds. From 2016 to 2018, Stavros was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at SRI. His doctoral research examined the role played by the European Union in international climate change negotiations. His research interests currently focus on environmental politics and in particular, international climate change negotiations and global biofuel policies. He is also an Associate Editor for Environmental Policy and Governance.


  • PhD in International Relations and Politics
  • MA in Environmental Politics with Distinction
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • BA in Political Science

Research Interests

  • EU environmental politics
  • International climate change negotiations
  • Global biofuels policies

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