About me

Othon Anastasakis, Director of European Studies and South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX)

At the University of Oxford, Othon Anastasakis is the Director of the European Studies Centre and the South East European Studies Centre (SEESOX), based at St Antony’s College; a Senior Research Fellow at St Antony’s College; Associate member at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford; Affiliate of the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA); and former Director of the European Studies Centre, also based at St Antony’s (July 2012-October 2015). He teaches South East European politics for the OSGA and EU politics for the Department of Continuing Education. He is a programme instructor of European comparative politics for the University of Virginia summer study abroad programme.

Beyond the University of Oxford he is an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. He is a Region Head (Europe) of Oxford Analytica. He is an external Examiner at the New College of Humanities, London. He is visiting professor at the Prague School of Economics and Business.

Previously he was Researcher at the London School of Economics; Expert & Advisor on European Union matters at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He received his BA in Economics from the University of Athens, his MA in Comparative Politics and International Relations from Columbia University, New York and his PhD in Comparative Government from the London School of Economics. He holds additional degrees in French literature and politics from Paris IV and in Spanish literature, history and history of art from Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo.

His research interests are wide ranging and inter-disciplinary and include Balkan comparative politics, global and regional geopolitics, transition and democratisation in Southern and South Eastern Europe, Greek foreign policy, Greek-Turkish relations, European populism and extreme right, Russia in South East Europe, Greek and South East European diaspora, Turkey and the EU, Turkish foreign policy in the Balkans, EU’s enlargement, europeanisation.