Ilias teaches International Politics at the University of Manchester.
His research and teaching interests are in the areas of the political economy of money and finance, development and international capital flows, the geographies of global finance and financlalisation, materialist state theory, and race/class/coloniality.
His PhD dissertation provides a Marxist political economy analysis of capital-account policies used in Brazil and South Africa since the beginning of the recent global financial crisis, with particular attention to the specificity of capital accumulation and class configurations prevailing in these countries. He has published peer-reviewed research articles in New Political Economy and Review of African Political Economy.
He held visiting positions at the Getulio Vargas Foundation, Sao Paulo (June-Sept 2016) and the University of Johannesburg (Oct-Dec 2016).
2018 - PhD Politics, The University of Manchester (expected)
2013 - MSc Development Administration and Planning, University College London (with distinction)
2012 - MSc Management, Toulouse Business School (cum laude)