I am a political scientist and economist studying European integration, international relations, foreign policy analysis and international political economy. I conducted my doctoral studies at the University of Athens, Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2006-2011). I also hold MA degrees from Newcastle University (International Political Economy), Essex University (European Integration) and Tilburg University (Economics).
Prior to joining the EUI, I was a post-doctoral fellow at the Athens University of Economics and Business (2014-2015) in the research project ‘EU Performance at the United Nations General Assembly’ and research assistant at Yale University (2010-2011).
In my doctoral dissertation, ‘The Social Construction of EU Foreign Policy: The Case of Greece, 1996-2009’, I have used a constructivist framework in order to explain the foreign policy behaviour of states in the international system. The research focuses on the case of Greece regarding Turkey’s accession to the EU.
I have also served as a project manager and researcher in various European-funded projects from 2010 to 2015. My main activities were: a) submission of new research proposals to various EU programs (e.g. FP7, HORIZON 2020, SEEProgramme, ERASMUS+), b) project management, c) contract procurement drafting and d) budget formulation.
At the EUI, I am interested in applying innovative methodological approaches (such as big data methods and sentiment analysis) to study the role of the EU in the world by examining the internal and external perceptions of the EU as a global actor.