Dimitris Skleparis is a Research Associate working on "Building Futures: Aspirations of Syrian Youth Refugees and Host Population Responses in Lebanon, Greece & the UK" research project. He received his PhD in Political Science from Queen Mary University of London (2015) with a specialisation in the securitisation of migration and asylum, and the politics of migrant resistance. He also holds an MSc in Social Science Research Methods from the University of Bristol (2009), and a BA in Communication and Media from the University of Athens (2008). He has previously worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), as well as a Teaching Assistant at Queen Mary University of London. He has published in a range of international peer-reviewed journals, and has contributed to various edited books, research project reports, and research and policy briefs. His research combines both quantitative and qualitative methods. Dimitris has considerable media and consultancy experience. He is currently a member of Yasar University UNESCO Chair on International Migration (2016-2020) and the Impact & Policy Officer of the PSA Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG).