Anna Triandafyllidou is Professor and Director of a Programme on Cultural Pluralism at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute, in Florence, Italy (2012- ). She is also Senior Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) in Athens since 2004 (on a full time basis until 2010) and teaches as Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges since 2002.
Anna Triandafyllidou has received her BA in sociology from Panteion University in Athens, Greece (1990) and her PhD in the Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute of Florence (1995). She has held teaching and research positions at the University of Surrey (1994-95), London School of Economics (1995-97), Consiglio Nazionale per le Ricerche in Rome (1997-99), New York University (2001), Bristol University (2001-02) and European University Institute of Florence (1992-1994 and 1999-2004). She has been Assistant Professor at the Democritus University of Thrace between 2007 and 2010 and is currently on unpaid long-term leave from this University. She has been part time Professor at the RSCAS of the European University in the period 2009-2012.
Her main areas of research and teaching are migration, nationalism, European integration, media and discourse studies and her expertise covers Southern, Western and Central Eastern Europe. She has published more than 100 articles in refereed journals and chapters in collective volumes on these topics. She has authored five books and edited and co-edited 15 volumes. Her recent books include: Muslims in 21st Century Europe (2010, ed. Routledge), Irregular Migration in Europe: Myths and Realities (2010, ed. Ashgate), European Multiculturalism(s) (with T. Modood and N. Meer, 2011, eds. Edinburgh University Press), Migrant Smuggling. Irregular Migration from Africa and Asia to Europe (with T. Maroukis, 2012, Palgrave); Irregular Migrant Domestic Workers in Europe: Who Cares? (2013, ed. Ashgate); Circular Migration between Europe and its Neighbourhood. Choice or Necessity? (2013, ed. Oxford University Press); The Greek Crisis and Modernity in Europe (with R. Gropas and H. Kouki, eds, Palgrave, 2013); What is Europe? (with R. Gropas, 2013, Palgrave).