Sotiris Zartaloudis was born in 1982 in Thessaloniki, but he lived in Athens until 15. After spending three years in his birthplace, he travelled to Rethymnon to study sociology. After his professors’ encouragement he expanded his studies completing both a Master's and a PhD at the —famous then and now rather infamous— London School of Economics. He is been Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Manchester since January of 2012. His research focuses on how the European Union effects the labour market and the employment policies of Greece and Portugal. As you can see, after 2010 he has a lot of work to do.