Born in 1962 in Athens, Greece.
Address: 135 rue de Montreuil, 75011, Paris, France
Tel. 00331.



Anastassia Tsoukala, PhD in Penal Law and Criminal Sciences (University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne), MA in Criminal Policy and Human Rights (Universities of Paris X-Nanterre/Paris XI), BA in Criminology (University of Paris II – Panthéon-Assas), BA in Law (University of Athens), is tenured Associate Professor at the University of Paris XI.


She is also Associate Editor of the political sciences quarterly Cultures & Conflits ( Co-editor of the book series Transnational Crime, Crime Control and Security (Palgrave Macmillan:; Member of the National Commission for Human Rights (Greece).


Visiting Professorships: University of Marmara, 2008 (Turkey); Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2009, 2010 (Belgium); Collegium Civitas, 2010 (Poland).


Area of expertise


  • Security policies and human rights in Europe.
  • Social construction of threat.

Research areas: football hooliganism, immigration, counter-terrorism.



Research affiliations


  1. Senior Researcher: University of Paris V-Sorbonne.
  2. Research Associate: Institute of International Relations, Panteion University (Athens); Centre for Study of Conflicts (Paris).


Research projects


Participation, as senior researcher, in the following EU research projects:


  • European Liberty and Security [ELISE] 5th Framework Programme (2002/05:
  • Changing Landscape of European Liberty and Security [CHALLENGE] 6th Framework Programme (2004/09:    
  • COST Action A24 The Evolving Social Construction of Threat, 6th Framework Programme (2004/08:  
  • The role played by migrants in the Euro-Mediterranean relations, EuroMeSCo (2007/08).
  • The Changing Landscape of JHA Cooperation in the EU and EU-Canada, 7th Framework Programme (2008/09).
  • COST Action ISO807 Living in Surveillance Societies, 7th Framework Programme (2009/12:


Participation, as scientific coordinator, senior researcher or expert, in numerous research projects in France, Belgium, Greece, Switzerland and Canada.  

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