Panagiota Manoli is Assistant Professor in Political Economy of International Relations at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of the Peloponnese. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal Southeast European and Black Sea Studies (Routledge/Taylor and Francis). She graduated from the School of Law, Economic and Political Sciences, University of Athens and holds an MA and PhD from the University of Warwick where she studied as an Alexandros A. Onassis scholar. Her research interests and publications focus on comparative regionalism, security and development, European Neighborhood and Black Sea politics.