Research Area Director "Cultural Pluralism"
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Secretary/Administrative Assistant: Angelika Lanfranchi
Anna Triandafyllidou is Director of the GGP Research Strand on Cultural Pluralism at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS). Before joining the GGP, she was part time professor at the RSCAS (2010-2012). As senior fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) in Athens (2004 to 2012), she headed a successful migration research team. She has been Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges since 2002, and is a member of the Spinelli Group. She is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies. Professor Triandafyllidou received her Ph.D. from the EUI in 1995 and held teaching and research positions at the University of Surrey (1994-95), the London School of Economics (1995-97), the CNR in Rome (1997-99), the EUI (1999-2004) and the Democritus University of Thrace (2007-2010, now on long term unpaid leave ). She was a Fulbright Scholar in Residence at New York University in 2001, and a Colston Fellow at the University of Bristol (2001-2002). She serves as national expert in the OECD Network of International Migration Experts (formerly SOPEMI), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) network on labour market and migration experts (LINET), and acts as an evaluator of research projects for the European Research Council (Advanced Investigator Grants), the Research Framework Programmes of the European Commission (FP5, FP6, and FP7), the European Science Foundation, the Norface ERA-NET network, and several national research agencies (of Austria, Belgium, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands). Her main areas of research and teaching are the governance of cultural diversity, migration, and nationalism from a European and international perspective. Over the past 10 years, she received funding and co-ordinated a number of international research projects in these research areas. Her publications include more than 100 articles in refereed journals and chapters in collective volumes, five authored books and more than ten edited and co-edited volumes.
Professor Triandafyllidou is the Scientific Coordinator of the ACCEPT PLURALISM project (funded by FP7 with 18 partners) which looks into the concept, policies and practices of non-tolerance, tolerance and acceptance of cultural and religious diversity in 15 European countries, investigating both native minorities and migrant groups. The project has produced the Handbook on Tolerance and Cultural Diversity in Europe, aimed at migrant and minority youth, and a Tolerance Indicators Toolkit, which presents a set of social indicators to assess and monitor the levels of tolerance in politics and school life.
She recently also concluded the MEDIVA and METOIKOS projects. MEDIVA, produced the MEDIVA Diversity Indicators, a useful set of indicators to assess media capacity, reflect diversity and promote migrant integration. METOIKOS produced the Circular Migration and Integration: A Short Guide for Policy Makers, which presents the project’s main findings and policy recommendations for local, regional and national policy makers on how to frame circular migration with appropriate (re-)integration policies. As a follow-up to this project, Professor Triandafyllidou organised, together with Sabrina Marchetti, the Workshop on Circular Migrant Domestic Workers, (November 2012, European Science Foundation) which looked at new dynamics of migration, care work and welfare policies, and is organising together with Professor Jean Pierre Cassarino the workshop Return Migrants and Entrepreneurs: beyond Established Paradigms (April 2013, EUI).
She has also recently concluded a study on “European integration from below” (the MOVEACT project) looking at the impact of intra EU mobility on notions of EU citizenship and European identity.
Professor Triandafyllidou is looking into the wider socio-political implications of the European crisis with a special emphasis on the case of Greece. Her co-edited volume (with Ruby Gropas and Hara Kouki) on this topic The Greek Crisis and European Modernity, will appear simultaneously in English (by Palgrave, in London) and Greek (by Kritiki publishers, in Athens) in fall 2013, with contributions from established public figures and intellectuals such as Nikiforos Diamandouros, Loukas Tsoukalis and Yanis Varoufakis.
Read her recent related Op-Ed written with Edward P. Joseph and published in the New York Times.
For more details please visit: www.annatriandafyllidou.com