Ioannis Paparizos is a political scientist, a graduate of the department of Political Science and Public Administration of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, with a master’s degree in political science and sociology from the same department. His thesis focused on the historical development and the main characteristics of Albanian nationalism, as well as the nation-building processes of the Albanian nation.

His academic interests focus mainly on nationalism, Albanian immigration to Greece and relations between Greece and Albania, as well as the Balkans in general.