Paris Aslanidis received his Ph.D. from the University of Macedonia, Greece, funded by a scholarship from the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation. He has also studied Electrical and Computer Engineering, Digital Games Design, History and Philosophy of Science, and Political Science, in Greece and the United Kingdom. Prior to his Ph.D., he worked as an engineer in the telecom sector. His doctoral dissertation explored the Movements of the Great Recession from the perspective of populism theory, using quantitative and qualitative methods, and his current research interests include social movements, populism, Greek politics, and methods of text analysis. He has participated in several European research projects, and has presented his work in Athens, Florence, Yokohama, London, Berlin, Prague, among others.