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Anna Triandafyllidou

Canada Research Excellence Chair in Migration and Integration, Ryerson University

Anna Triandafyllidou holds the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University, in Toronto, Canada. She was previously Robert Schuman Chair at the Global Governance Programme, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS), European University Institute (EUI) between 2012 and 2019. Before joining the EUI as Full Professor, she was part time professor at the RSCAS (2010-2012). During the period 2004-2012, she was Senior Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) in Athens where she headed a successful migration research team. She has been Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges between 2002 and 2018. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, and the Chair of the IMISCOE Editorial Committee for the IMISCOE Springer book series on Migration.

Professor Triandafyllidou received her PhD from the European University Institute in 1995 and held teaching and research positions at the University of Surrey (1994-95), the London School of Economics (1995-97), the CNR in Rome (1997-99), the EUI (1999-2004) and the Democritus University of Thrace. She was a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at New York University in 2001, and a Colston Fellow at the University of Bristol (2001-2002). She serves as national expert in the OECD Network of International Migration Experts (formerly SOPEMI) and acts as an evaluator of research projects for the European Research Council (Advanced, Starting and Consolidator Grants), the Research Framework Programmes of the European Commission (FP5, FP6, FP7, Horizon), the European Science Foundation, and several national ministries, research agencies and Universities in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK. She has also worked as an evaluator for DG Home policies and has been consulted by the European Parliament on migration research issues.

Her main areas of research and teaching are the governance of cultural diversity, migration, and nationalism from a European and international perspective. Over the past 15 years, she has raised over 12 million Euro in research funds from European, international and national sources, and coordinated 30 international research projects in these research fields.

Her publications include more than 160 articles in refereed journals and chapters in collective volumes, six authored books and 25 edited and co-edited volumes. For a full list see


  • –present
    Global Governance Programme Research Area Director, Cultural Pluralism, European University Institute