Stavros Afionis

Visiting Research Fellow, University of Leeds

Stavros Afionis

Stavros is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) of the School of Earth & Environment. Previously, from 2011 to 2016, 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 & Politics (Keele University)
  • MA (Dist.) in Environmental Politics (Keele University)
  • BA in Political Science (University of La Verne)

Research Interests

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

Teaching Interests

Stavros contributes to teaching within SRI at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. During the 2013-2014 academic year, Stavros led the following module:

  • SOEE1450 (Environmental Politics and Policy)