Dr. Konstantinos Papastathis is an assistant professor at the department of Political Science of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh). He also collaborates on the research project: ‘CrossRoads: European cultural diplomacy and Arab Christians in Palestine’ at Leiden University. He has studied theology, philosophy and political science at AUTh and K.U. Leuven. He has worked as a research fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2011-13), and the University of Luxembourg (2013-2018). His main research interests involve politics and religion, church history, as well as Middle Eastern studies. He currentlyy works on the interaction between religion and the radical right in Europe, as well as on the so-called Jerusalem Question. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals (Religion, State and Society,Politics, Religion and Ideology; Middle Eastern Studies; British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies; Jerusalem Quarterly; Journal of Eastern Christian Studies; and others), as well as in collective volumes.