Savvas Voutyras

Dr Savvas Voutyras

  • Senior Lecturer In Politics
  • Weymouth House W420, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Savvas Voutyras is a Lecturer in Politics at Bournemouth University, and Program Leader for MA Political Psychology. He has a background in political theory, in particular critical theory and discourse theory, and psychosocial studies. His work combines psychoanalysis and discourse theory to look at questions of nationalism, the politicisation of loss and mourning, and the politics of austerity during economic crisis. His current research focuses on recent shifts in conservative rhetoric, the construction of ‘populism’ in political and media discourse, and the discourse and politics of ‘evaluation’ and metrics in economic policy. He is a member of the editorial board of Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society. He is also a member of the international Center for the Study of Democracy, Signification and Resistance (DESIRE), based in Brussels.

Journal Articles


  • Voutyras, S., 2023. Anti-populism, Meritocracy, and (Technocratic) Elitism. In: Katsambekis, G. and Stavrakakis, Y., eds. Elgar Research Handbook on Populism. Elgar.
  • Roussos, K., Garcia, J.V. and Voutyras, S., 2023. Reflections on grassroots healthcare provisioning in Greece in times of crisis: Breaking with capitalocentric fantasy by prefiguring futures of solidarity. Social Movements and Everyday Acts of Resistance: Solidarity in a Changing World. 26-41.

PhD Students

  • Begum Elcin Ulucan
  • Michael Koufalitakis
  • Mustafa Selek
  • Zaineh Al-Zoubi

Profile of Teaching PG

  • The Psychology of Fundamentalism and Political Violence
  • Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Issues and Debates in Political Psychology

Profile of Teaching UG

  • History of Political Thought
  • The Philosophy of Politics

Invited Lectures

  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 17 Dec 2019 more
  • Copenhagen Business School, 20 Sep 2018 more


  • Anti-populist discourse in European politics and media (Anti-pop) (European Commission (Marie Curie Individual Fellowship), 31 Jan 2022). Awarded
  • Subjectivity and valuation in community economies: A pilot study of the Essex time banks (ESRC - Impact Acceleration Account 2, 15 Jan 2020). Awarded

Journal Reviewing/Refereeing

  • Ephemera: theory and politics in organization, Anonymous peer review, 01 Apr 2021
  • Journal of Political Ideologies, Anonymous peer review, 18 Jun 2017
  • Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Anonymous peer review, 21 Mar 2016
  • Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, Anonymous peer review, 30 Sep 2015