Othon Anastasakis

Director of South East European Studies Programme (SEESOX), The University of Oxford

Othon Anastasakis is the Director of South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX); former Director of the European Studies Centre, St Antony’s College, Oxford. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He teaches South East European politics and EU politics in Oxford. 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. His most recent books include Balkan legacies of the Great War: The past is never dead (with David Madden and Elizabeth Roberts, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016); Defining a new reform agenda: Paths to sustainable convergence in South East Europe (with Peter Sanfey and Max Watson, SEESOX, 2013); “Sustaining Rapprochement? Greek-Turkish relations, low politics and regional volatility” Special issue in South East and Black Sea Studies (with Nora Fisher Onar Vol. 13, No 3, 2013); Reforming Greece: Sisyphean Task or Herculean Challenge? (with Dorian Singh, SEESOX 2012); From crisis to recovery: Sustainable growth in South East Europe (with Jens Bastian and Max Watson, SEESOX 2011); In the Shadow of Europe: Greeks and Turks in the era of post-nationalism (with Kalypso Nicolaidis and Kerem Oktem, Brill, 2009); Greece in the Balkans: Memory, conflict and exchange (with Dimitar Bechev and Nicholas Vrousalis, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009). He has also published many articles in journals and chapters in books on comparative democratisation in South East Europe, EU-Balkan relations and EU conditionality, Turkey’s European and Balkan foreign policy. He is also Region Head (on South East Europe) at Oxford Analytica. He is the Principal Investigator of the SEESOX Greek Diaspora Project.