Professor Anna Triandafyllidou holds the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University, Toronto as of 1st August 2019. She was previously Robert Schuman Chair at the Global Governance Programme of the European University Institute (Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, 2012-2019) where she directed the Cultural Pluralism Research Area. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, Chair of the IMISCOE Editorial Committee, and member of the IMISCOE Board of Directors. She has been Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges between 2002 and 2018.
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, and during 2010-2012 she was part time Professor at the European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies.
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 approximately 12 million Euro in research funds from European, international and national sources, and co-ordinated 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.