Dia Anagnostou is Assistant Professor of Politics at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens and since 2004 Senior Research Fellow at ELIAMEP. She completed her Ph.D in 1999 in the Department of Government at Cornell University with a concentration in comparative politics. Since then, Ms. Anagnostou has held research positions at Princeton University (1999-2000), the Robert Schuman Centre at the European University Institute in Florence (2000-2001), and in the European University Institute (Law Dept. in January-February 2009 as Fernand Braudel Fellow). Between 2006 and 2012 she was Lecturer of Politics in the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies in Macedonia University of Thessaloniki, and in 2010-2012 she was Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Department of Law of the European University Institute in Florence. She has coordinated two large research projects funded by the European Commission 6th Framework Program on the topics of human rights and minorities, and she has participated as a partner in several other research projects, on topics related to European integration and the politics of Southeast Europe. Her research interests lie in the fields of comparative politics of Southeast Europe and European integration, and she has published on the topics of ethnic politics, nationalism, and minorities. Over the past few years, her research work has largely focused on human rights, courts and social movements from a socio-legal perspective. Her articles have appeared in the International Human Rights Journal, Canadian Journal of Law and Society, West European Politics, Southeast European Politics, and Southeast Europe and Black Sea Studies, among others. She has co-edited the book The European Court of Human Rights and the Rights of Marginalised Individuals and Minorities in National Context (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2009), and she is editor and co-author of the book The European Court of Human Rights: Implementing the Strasbourg’s Judgments into Domestic Policy (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, in print, due to appear in April 2013). She is currently working on the book Rights in Pursuit of Social Change: Legal Mobilisation in the Multi-Level European System (in contract with Hart publishers) and on a monograph on the role of activism and civil society in the European Court of Human Rights.