She is graduate of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Athens (1987) and of the Department of Philosophy, major in Sociology, Paris 1-Panthéon-Sorbonne (1990). She continued her studies at Paris 1, where she obtained two postgraduate degrees: D.E.A. (1991) and DESUP (1992). During her postgraduate studies she received a scholarship from the French government. She obtained the postgraduate diploma of the National School of Public Health, Department of Sociology of Health, Athens (1998). She holds a PhD in Social Sciences and Sociology, University of Paris 1-Panthéon-Sorbonne (2005).
From 2000 she works in the Academy of Athens, first at the Bureau of International and Constitutional Institutions and after at the Research Center for Greek Society where she was elected Research Associate.
Her research interests focus on women’s immigration, domestic work, migration networks, ‘transnational’ family, diaspora and sociology of health.
She participated in a Research Program of the Academy of Athens at the Bureau of International and Constitutional Institutions on Greek Education, and in two Research Programs at the Research Center for Greek Society: (1) on the Economic and Social Impact of Immigration in Greece and (2) on Poverty and Social Marginalization.
She also participated: (1) as an Expert in various European Research Programs, (2) as a Member and Evaluator in European Social Action Committees, (3) as a Research Coordinator in European Programs, (4) as a Principal Researcher in European and National Programs and (5) as a Member of Working Groups.
From 2000 to 2013 she taught in the Postgraduate Studies Program of the National School of Public Health. In 2011-2012 (posted at the NSPH, Department of Sociology) she taught the following courses: “Methods and Techniques of the Social Sciences in the Health Sector”, “Sociology of Health”, “Sociology of Health Services-Hospitals”, “Applied Public Health”. She was also a consultant professor of postgraduate students of the School. Since 2012 she teaches at the Police Academy, National Security School, the course “Female Migration and Migration Networks”. In 2016-2017 she taught at the Greek Open University, in the Postgraduate Program “Management of Health Units”, the course “Sociological and Psychological Approach of Hospitals/Health Services” and was also a supervising professor of postgraduate students. From January 2017 she is a trainer at the Therapy Center for Dependent Individuals of Applied Social Science, in the field of Toxic Dependency for the postgraduate program “Administration and Social Planning in the Management of Toxic Dependence”.
She has participated in conferences and scientific meetings in Greece and abroad. She has edited and translated scientific volumes.
Foreign languages: French, English, Spanish, Portuguese.
Some of her publications are:
- Immigrant Women and Human Rights. A Biographical Research on Domestic Workers from the Balkans and Eastern Europe, Academy of Athens, Athens, 2007, p. 200 (in Greek with summaries in English and French).
- Risk, Sexual Identity and AIDS. CERIS: European Meeting, Research Monograph no.17b/Sociology of Health and Illness (with P. Pantzou and D. Agrafiotis), Department of Sociology, Observatory: Sexuality and AIDS, National School of Public Health, 1999, p. 66.
- Sexual identity of young people: The case of young homosexuals. Theoretical framework of a qualitative approach, in Hellenic Archives of AIDS, vol. 7(4), October-December 1999, pp. 267-275 (in Greek).
- Young homosexuals, life course and AIDS: Preliminary qualitative approach, in Hellenic Archives of AIDS, vol. 8(4), October-December 2000, pp. 298-310 (in Greek).
- Femmes immigrées en Grèce: leurs récits de vie, http://www.ruc.dk/inst10/kalender/ESREA/papers/, ESREA (European Society for Research on the Education of Adults), March 2004.
- Immigrant Women in Greece. A Biographical Study of Domestic Workers, Genderové aspekty multikulturni reality, Gender, Rovné Prilezitosti, Vyzkum (Prague), rocník 8, cislo 1/2007, pp. 40-45.
- Femmes immigrées en Grèce. Double vulnérabilité et précarité, Interrogations, Revue pluridisciplinaire en sciences de l'homme et de la société, no. 4, Formes et figures de la précarité, juin 2007, pp. 164-182, http://www.revue-interrogations.org/fichiers/86/Femmes_immigrees_en_Grece.pdf.
- A Priority and a need to strengthen the welfare state: Migrant domestic workers from the Balkans and Eastern Europe and their presence in Greek society, Science and Technology, General Secretariat for Research and Technology, vol. 31, March-April 2008, pp. 24-26 (in Greek).
- Migrant domestic workers and ‘transnational family’, in Social Cohesion and Development, vol. 4(1), Spring 2009, pp. 109-125 (in Greek).
- Health, Human Rights, and Migrant Family in Greece in C. Phellas (ed.), Sociological Perspectives of Health & Illness, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, December 2010, pp. 115-135.
- Migrant mothers and strategies of ‘transnational’ families, in I. Psimmenos (ed.), Employment and Domestic Workers, Athens, Alexandria, 2013, pp. 223-246 (in Greek).
- Sex Education and Sex Behaviour in Greek adolescents: a research review (with E. Ioannidi-Kapolou), in Social Cohesion and Development, vol. 9(2), Autumn 2014, pp. 143-154.
- Intercultural Mediators in Greek hospitals: First assessment (with E.Ioannidi-Kapolou), in Fouskas, T. and V. Tsevrenis (eds.), Contemporary Immigration in Greece: A Sourcebook, European Public Law Organization (EPLO), 4th Quarter 2014, pp. 297-306.
- Children’s care and its Shortcomings in a Transnational Context, in Fouskas, T. and V. Tsevrenis (eds.), Contemporary Immigration in Greece: A Sourcebook, European Public Law Organization (EPLO), 4th Quarter 2014, pp. 165-176.
- Biographical methods: The case of Biographic Interpretive Method (with E.Ioannidi-Kapolou), in Fellas K.N. and Balourdos D. (eds), Society and Research: Contemporary Quantitative and Qualitative Methods, Papazisis, Athens, 2015, pp. 267-289.
- Migrant Domestic Workers: Family, Community, and Crisis (with N. Xypolytas and Th. Fouskas), Journal of Modern Greek Studies 35, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017, pp. 88-109.
- Migrant children and educational support in the 2nd High School of Intercultural Education in “Ellinikon”, Annals of the Research Centre for Greek Society, Academy of Athens, 2017.