Triantafyllia (Lina) Papadopoulou is an Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece, holder of a Jean Monnet Chair for European Constitutional Law and Culture, and Academic Co-ordinator of the AUTh Jean Monnet Center of Excellence on “European Constitutionalism and Religion(s)” (2018-21).
Lina studied Law at AUTh (Bachelor 1993), Trier (LLM 1994) and Hannover (PhD 1998, on ‘Political Parties at European level’, Nomos 1999) as well as Political Theory at the London School of Economics (LSE, MSc 1999). She was a Post-doc ‘Marie Curie’ Fellow in the field of European Constitutional Law at the LSE (2000 and 2001, topic: ‘Towards a European bill of rights’) and A.U.Th. (2001/02, topic: the reconciliation between European law and national constitutions).
Before starting teaching at the School of Law of A.U.Th (2003 until today), she had taught at the LSE (2002, European Law) and at the Faculty of Political Science of A.U.Th. (European Studies and Constitutional Law, 2002/03). She has also taught for short periods through Erasmus in several Universities as a guest teacher or through LLP (Agder, Norway; Bahçeşehir & Kultür, Istanbul; Humboldt, Berlin, Hanover and Open University, Germany; Perugia, Italy etc).
Her primary areas of expertise include national, comparative and European constitutional issues and human rights, focusing on democracy and political parties, economy and the constitution, equality and non-discrimination, religion and the state, and bioethical issues.
Lina is a member of the “European Constitutional Law Network” (ECLN), the “European Consortium for Church and State Research” (ECCSR), and the “European Commission on Sexual Orientation Law” (ECSOL), as well as of several Greek associations for constitutional law. Her publications include monographs, handbooks as well as approx. 70 articles in Greek, English and German.