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Dr. Katerina Glyniadaki is a recent PhD graduate from the European Institute, London School of Economics, and a current employee at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Directorate for Justice, Home Affairs, Migration and Schengen).

Katerina’s PhD thesis examined the so-called European migration crisis of 2015-2017 in Athens and Berlin. More specifically, it looked at how those actors at the front lines of migration management make decisions under conditions of high uncertainty. Combining different disciplinary approaches (public administration, sociology, psychology), it highlighted the role of individual identities in the discretionary behaviour of front-line actors, which ultimately shapes policy outcomes.

During 2020-2021, Katerina was a Teaching Fellow for the Executive Master of Public Policy and the Executive Master of Public Administration (LSE School of Public Policy). In the previous year, 2019-2020, she was a Teaching Fellow for the MSc International Migration and Public Policy programme (European Institute, LSE). In the past, she has also taught undergraduate courses in public policy and sociology.

Since 2020, Katerina has also been a Research Director at the 89 Initiative and the Migration Research Programme. Together with Dr. Joseph Downing, they are conducting a comparative research project, leading an international team of researcher officers.

Katerina holds a PhD in European Studies (LSE), an MA in Sociology (University of California, Riverside), an MPhil in Psychology (University of Cambridge) and a BA in Communications (University of California, Riverside).

Greek, English
LSE Fellow
MFA Greece
EU Migration Policy, Gender, Migration, Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Policy, Sociology

Katerina is a social scientist with extensive experience in research and teaching. She specialises in Public Policy, Migration and Gender.

She is currently a government employee at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Formerly, she was a professional basketball player.

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Recent Publications:
Glyniadaki, K. (2021). Mixed Services and Mediated Deservingness: Access to Housing for Migrants in Greece. Social Policy and Society, 1-11

Glyniadaki, K. (2021). Toward Street-Level Communities of Practice? The Implications of Actor Diversification in Migration Management in Athens and Berlin, Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies

Glyniadaki, K. (2021). Street-Level Actors, Migrants, and Gender: Dealing with Divergent Perspectives. Administration & Society

Glyniadaki, K., Downing, J., Anders, N., Doldo, C., Pitsillidou, S., Quiñones, M.L. (2021), Housing Newcomers in COVID-19 Europe: Perspectives from France, Germany, Greece, and Italy. 89 Initiative

Glyniadaki, K., (forthcoming, 2021). Access to Housing for Children and Other Vulnerable Groups, In Children and the Migration Phenomenon, edited by Eucharis Mascha and Katerina Papadopoulou, Athens: Nomiki Vivliothiki (in Greek)

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