Nicolas Prevelakis

Senior Fellow, IASS

Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University

Ph.D., University of Paris-Sorbonne
Ph.D., Boston University

Nicolas Prevelakis has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), on the notion of the self in Eastern Christianity (Orthodoxy), and a second one in Political Sociology from the University Professors’ Program of Boston University (on the interconnection between nationalism and religion in Modern Greece), under the direction of Professor Liah Greenfeld. His research interests include ancient Greek philosophy, the philosophy of the social sciences, globalization, nationalism, and the sociology of religion. He has been involved, in particular, with the “Hellenism and Modernity Program” of the Institute for the Advancement of the Social Sciences.

Dr. Prevelakis is currently a lecturer on Social Studies at Harvard University, where he teaches a sophomore tutorial on Social Theory (SSTUD 10b), and a junior tutorial entitled “Globalization and the Nation-State” (SSTUD 98if). In the fall of 2009, he taught the course “The Politics of Ethnicity, Religion and Nationalism in International Relations” in the Department of International Relations of Boston University. He is also working with the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies, and is teaching the orientation seminar of its summer internship progam in Nafplion, Greece.