Takis S Pappas (PhD, Yale) is a former professor of comparative politics at the University of Macedonia, Greece, currently a docent and researcher at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He has since held teaching appointments at the universities of Strasbourg, Oslo, Freiburg, Luxembourg, and the Central European University in both Budapest and Vienna.
He has authored the books Making Party Democracy in Greece (1999), The Charismatic Party: PASOK, Papandreou, Power (2009, in Greek), Populism and Crisis Politics in Greece (2014; translated in Greek, 2015), On the Tightrope: National Crises and Brinkmanship in Greece from Trikoupis to Tsipras (2017, in Greek), and co-edited European Populism in the Shadow of the Great Recession (2016). His latest monograph Populism and Liberal Democracy: A Comparative and Theoretical Analysis (2019) presents a full-blown original theory of the emergence and coming to power of populism in the postwar liberal world.
Besides academic work, Takis has produced a TED-Ed video on populism, a series of infographics on topics related to populism and democratic European politics, and maintains the blog http://www.pappaspopulism.com. He is also a regular columnist in Greek newspaper Kathimerini and serves on the board of the Journal of Illiberalism StudiesHis most recent projects and forthcoming book are about populism, nativism, and the future of liberal democracy in Europe.