Vassilios Paipais is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland and a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. He earned his PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He holds an undergraduate degree in Law (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), an MA in International Relations and Strategic Studies (Panteion University, Athens), and an MRes in International Relations (LSE). His research focuses on International Relations theory, political theory, and political theology. He has published widely in various leading international journals, such as the Review of International Studies, International Politics, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Philosophy and Social Criticism. He is the author of Political Ontology and International Political Thought: Voiding A Pluralist World (Basingstoke: Palgrave McMillan, 2017) and the editor of a forthcoming volume on Theology and World Politics: Metaphysics, Genealogies, Practices (Basingstoke: Palgrave McMillan, 2020). He is a member of the International Studies Association, the British International Studies Association and the European International Studies Association. He is also the recipient of prestigious teaching awards such as the LSE Montague Burton Teaching Award and the LSE John Charvet Teaching Prize.