Foteini Kalantzi is a Researcher at the Greek Diaspora Project in SEESOX. She received her PhD in International Relations from University of Macedonia and carried out part of her research in Freie Universitaet Berlin. Her thesis ‘Securitisation of migration in Greece’ examined how discourse and political practices contributed to the socio-political construction of migration as a security threat between 2000-2014.

She holds an MA in International Political Economy from University of Warwick, UK, a BA in International and European Relations from Panteion University, Athens and a BSc in Economics from University of La Verne, California.

She has teaching experience in International and European Relations, Economics and Ethics in social media at the Department of International Relations of Université de Strasbourg at City Unity College in Athens. Her research interests include migration, political and media discourse analysis, Greek political affairs and European integration. She has research experience and keen interest on cultural diplomacy and ‘Soft Power’.

She has been a research associate at the Hellenic Centre for European Studies (EKEM), specialising among others on the economic aspects of Euro-Med affairs. She has also worked as a researcher at Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) on the EU funded project ‘’Multicultural Europe”. She has also been working since 2008 as a freelance journalist at several newspapers and magazines, reporting on financial and political developments in Europe (e.g. New Europe Brussels, Global Citizen Dubai, Apogevmatini). Having also worked in the private sector in the UK and Greece for several years, she has received important work experience in the sectors of communications and media, PR, and conference organisation.