Assistant Professor

2017, Ph.D., Politics, University of Dundee

2013, MLitt, International Politics and Security, University of Dundee


Nikos Nikolakakis is an Assistant Professor at Zayed University. He earned his Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Dundee with a thesis focused on the Europeanization of Radical Left Parties. His research and teaching interests lie with critical political theories, and the intersections of law and politics on the global stage.


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, E-L2-008

Teaching Areas

Political Theory, Jurisprudence, International Law

Research and Professional Activities

Nikolakakis, Nikolaos (2023). Rousseau's Ambivalent Perspective on Popular Sovereignty. A Re-examination of The Social Contract. Topos (1), 140-157.

Nikolakakis, Nikolaos (2023). Equaliberty and Human Rights: a Critical Endeavour.  Isonomía - Revista De teoría Y filosofía Del Derecho, (58).