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Biography

Hi! I’m a PhD candidate in Political Science at the European University Institute. My research focuses on post-conflict state-building and the political economy of civil wars.

I’ve studiedEconomics at the University of Wales (UK) and hold an MSc in Economics from the University of Bristol (UK). Having worked for the Hellenic Ministry of Finance for three years, I returned to academia in 2010. In 2012 I acquired an MSc from the University of Macedonia (Greece) in the Politics of Eastern and Southeastern Europe and have since been focusing on the broader Western Balkan region. In the past two years I participated in three EU-funded research projects, dealing with migration and EU enlargement.
Since 2015 I have been working as a consultant for UNICEF Innocenti, focusing on child well-being in developing states and on emergency education in post-conflict settings.

During the course of my studies at the EUI I conducted extensive field research in Bosnia-Herzegovina and completed two pre-doctoral fellowships – at the Central European University and the University of Sarajevo. Recently, I received two awards that will allow me to continue my research in the US. Starting this September (2016) I plan to spend 9 months at the University of Yale, as a Fulbright-Schuman Visiting Researcher, and at the University of George Mason, as an Adam Smith Fellow.