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Dr Ourania Filippakou

Dr Ourania Filippakou
Reader - Education


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. She has published in a wide range of journals including Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education; Higher Education; Higher Education Policy; Higher Education Quarterly, and edited (with Gareth Williams) Higher Education as a Public Good (Bern: Peter Lang, 2014). She is co-editor of the British Educational Research Journal (BERJ) and was a council member of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE).


  • 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

Book chapter

Filippakou, O. (2022) 'Rethinking Higher Education and the Crisis of Legitimation in Europe'. London: Routledge.


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

Book chapter

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

Book chapter

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.

Book chapter
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