Her research focuses on the European dimension of migration and asylum policies, and the management of irregular migration and transitory movement. She was awarded from Democritus University of Thrace a PhD in Social Administration with a focus on irregular migration. She holds a BSc in International Relations &History from the LSE and an MA in War Studies from King’s College London. She has participated in numerous research projects on migration and asylum, including the three-year project IRMA-The governance of irregular migration, and the recent ESRC project “Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat: Mapping and Documenting Migratory Journeys and Experiences” (Univ. Warwick).
Dr. Dimitriadi has published articles in refereed journals and authored a monograph in Greek on “Transit migration to Greece from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan” and she regularly comments in the international and Greek media on current migration issues. She was a Visiting Fellow on migration issues, at the European Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin between October 2015 and April 2016. Her book on Afghan migration to Greece and Europe is forthcoming by Palgrave in 2017.