Ourania Filippakou Giroux is Reader in Education and Director of Teaching and Learning. She did her ﬁrst degree in Education at University of the Aegean and, then, obtained a scholarship from the Academy of Athens to do her postgraduate studies at the UCL Institute of Education. Her main interest is in the politics of higher education with particular reference to comparative historical analysis, a perspective that seeks to combine the methods of history with social sciences theories and concepts. Books include Rethinking Higher Education and the Crisis of Legitimation in Europe (Routledge, 2022); Creating the the Future? The 1960s New English Universities, co-authored with Ted Tapper (Springer, 2019); and Higher Education as a Public Good, co-edited with Gareth Williams (Peter Lang, 2014). She was a council member of the Society for Research into Higher Education and co-editor of the British Educational Research Journal. She co-edits book series International Studies in Higher Education (Routledge) and Critical Interventions (Routledge).
- PhD Higher Education, UCL Institute of Education
- MA Higher and Professional Education, UCL Institute of Education
- BA (Hons) Education, University of the Aegean
Director of Teaching & Learning
Newest selected publications
Giroux, HA. and Filippakou, O. (2022) 'Higher Education, Critical Pedagogy, and Resistance in Dark Times', in Tierney, R., Rizvi, F., Ercikan, K. and Smith, G. (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Education. Elsevier.Open Access Link
Filippakou, O. (2022) 'Rethinking Higher Education and the Crisis of Legitimation in Europe'. London: Routledge. ISSN 10: 1032281359 ISSN 13: 978-1032281353
Giroux, HA. and Filippakou, O. (2021) 'Militarization in a Time of Pandemic Crisis', in Accioly, I. and Macedo, D. (eds.) Education, Equality and Justice in the New Normal: Global Responses to the Pandemic. London : Bloomsbury. ISBN 13: 9781350225787. Open Access Link
Bengtsen, S., Sarauw, LL. and Filippakou, O. (2021) 'In search of student time: Student temporality and the future university', in Bengtsen, S., Robinson, S. and Shumar, W. (eds.) The University Becoming: Perspectives from Philosophy and Social Theory. Cham, Switzerland : Springer. ISBN 13: 978-3-030-69627-6. Open Access Link
Giroux, HA. and Filippakou, O. (2020) 'Reading Education against Fascist Politics in Difficult Times', in Rodríguez Fernández, JR. and Díez Gutiérrez, EJ. (eds.) Educación crítica e inclusiva para una sociedad postcapitalista. Barcelona : Octaedro.