Stratos Patrikios studied history and politics at the Universities of Ioannina, Essex and Strathclyde (PhD, 2008). He is particularly interested in group identities, social attitudes and political behaviour (especially its non-political roots). His religion and politics work also investigates the organisation and politics of Christian churches, and the interaction of modern government with institutional religion. Stratos has received research funding from the Applied Quantitative Methods Network, the British Academy, the Carnegie Trust and the Economic and Social Research Council. Publications include peer-reviewed articles in academic journals, such as Electoral Studies, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Social Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Political Behavior, Socio-Economic Review, etc.