Dia Anagnostou is Assistant Professor of Politics at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens and since 2004 Senior Research Fellow at ELIAMEP. She completed her PhD in 1999 in the Department of Government at Cornell University with a concentration in comparative politics and a minor in international relations. Since then, Dia has held research positions at Princeton University (1999-2000), the Robert Schuman Centre at the European University Institute in Florence (2000-2001), and in the European University Institute (Law Dept. in January-February 2009 as Fernand Braudel Fellow).
Between 2006 and 2012 she was Lecturer of Politics in the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies at the Macedonia University of Thessaloniki, and in 2010-2012 she was Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Department of Law of the European University Institute in Florence. Dia has coordinated two large research projects funded by the European Commission 6th Framework Program on the topics of human rights and minorities. She has also participated as a partner in several other EU research projects, on topics related to European integration, Southeast Europe, media and democracy, corruption and good governance, human rights and immigration. A common underlying theme in her research is exploring how European law and international norms influence state laws, practices and institutions, as well as the role of courts and civil society in the dense and multifaceted interactions between domestic and international developments.
Taking a thoroughly interdisciplinary approach, Dia’s research interests lie in the intersection between comparative politics and international governance, as well as between law and politics. Her articles have appeared in the European Journal of International Law, International Human Rights Journal, Canadian Journal of Law and Society, West European Politics, Southeast European Politics, and Southeast Europe and Black Sea Studies, among others. She has co-edited the book The European Court of Human Rights and the Rights of Marginalised Individuals and Minorities in National Context (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2009), and she is editor of and co-author of a chapter in the book The European Court of Human Rights: Implementing the Strasbourg’s Judgments on Domestic Policy (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013); and editor of the book Rights and Courts in Pursuit of Social Change: Legal Mobilisation in the Multi-Level European System (Hart publishing, 2014). She is currently working on a monograph on the role of activism and civil society in the European Court of Human Rights.