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dr. M.A. (Mariangela) Veikou

Research fellow on migration, asylum and digital cultures.

Phone:+31534897484 / 3260
E-mail: M.A. Veikou
Ravelijn building room RA 4123


Mariangela Veikou is a research fellow at the department of Public Administration University of Twente, The Netherlands. She holds a BSc in Political Science and European Studies (Panteio University, Greece), an MSc in European Studies, Law and Politics, (Tilburg University, NL) and a PhD in Social and Political Sciences (European University Institute, Italy). She has had visiting scholar, research and teaching posts at the department of Anthropology at the LSE (UK), Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI (I), Institute of Migration and Ethnic Studies, University of Amsterdam (NL), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR), Democritus University of Thrace (GR), University of Leicester (UK), the Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (GR) on a project by the NBG Research Fellowship -Hellenic Observatory, LSE (UK). She also worked as a Chair of Asylum Appeals Committees at the Appeals Authority of the Asylum Service, Greek Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction and occasionally acts as Expert Evaluator for Proposals of EU projects (Horizon 2020).

Areas of expertise

  • Social and political theory
  • Sociology of migration and asylum governance
  • Citizenship
  • Education and Social Inclusion


Her research focus lies in politics of migration and asylum, migration governance and rhetoric in Europe, citizenship studies, digital cultures, identity and belonging, ethnography.



She has teaching experience on the areas of:

  • Asylum, Migration, Social Media (2018)
  • Social Problems / Public Administration (2018)
  • Citizenship - Digitization (2018)
  • European Policies on Migration and Asylum (2010)
  • Sociological Theories (2009)
  • Sociology of Education (2009)
  • Education and Social Inclusion (2008-2010)
  • Migration Theory (2007)
  • Multiculturalism, Politics of Diversity in Europe (2006)
  • Theories of Immigrant Integration (2004)


2018 “Back to Basics: Stateless Women and Children in Greece”, in Women in the Mediterranean, Simona Talani & Serena Giusti eds., Routledge, London and NY (chapters were originally published in a special issue of the Journal of the Balkans and Near Eastern Studies).

2017 “Back to Basics: Stateless Women and Children in Greece” in Special issue of the Journal of the Balkans and Near Eastern Studies, vol.19, issue 5 (October), pp. 557-570.

2017 “Stateless women and children in the Mediterranean: Maneuvering between economic crisis and integration”, Final Report, Hellenic Observatory, 2017.

2017 “The rise of the far right in Greece and Opposition to 'othering', hate speech and crime by civil and civic organisations”, in Journal of Civil Society, (with Lazaridis),

2016 ‘The Digital Golden Dawn: Emergence of a nationalist-racist digital mainstream’, book chapter in A. Karatzogianni, D. Nguyen and E. Serafinelli (eds) TheDigital Transformation of the Public Sphere: Conflict, Migration, Crisis and Culture in Digital Networks, London: Palgrave Macmillan, (with E. Siapera).

2015 "Rethinking Belonging in the Era of Social Media: Migration and Presence." Edited by Wouter de Been, Payal Arora and Mireille Hildebrandt . Crossroads in New Media, Identity and Law . [Online] Available at: pp: 119-137 (with E. Siapera).

2014 "Economic Crisis and Migration: Visual representations of difference in Greece." Cultural Studies DOI:10.1080/09502386.2014.974641, published online 16 December, pp: 1-26.

2014 NGOs and the Blogs: Greek Civil Society’s Role in a Time of Crisis, in Greek Political Science Review, special edition on Greek Civil Society and the Economic Crisis, issue 42, pp. 91-107 (in English).

2013 “Social Media Affordances and Migrant Political Practices” Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe 12 (4) pp: 100-119 (with E. Siapera)

2013 “Integration: a hot button issue. Contextualising Multiculturalism and Integration in Amsterdam” in Female Migration Outcomes II , Diversities Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 51-66, UNESCO - Max Planck Institute.

2013 “Images of crisis and opportunity. A study of African migration to Greece” Qualitative Sociology Review, QSR Volume IX Issue 1, pp. 58-75.

2004 “Responses to Migration in Italy. Social Integration and Representations of the Immigrant”, chapter in T. Cook, M. I. Diedrich, F. Lindo (eds), Crossing Boundaries: African American Inner City and European Migrant Youth, LIT Verlag, pp. 163-177.

2003 “Contextualizing Multiculturalism and Integration of North African Migrants in Amsterdam”. Final Report. European Commission Research Directorate, pp: 1-28.

2003 “Ambiguous Insiders and the Description of 'Homeland': Belonging in Immigrants' Ethnic Identity Narratives”, chapter in R. Robin & B. Strεth (eds.) Homelands. Poetic Power and the Politics of Space. "Multiple Europes", No.23, P.I.E.-Peter Lang, Brussels pp. 223-246.

2002 “The Hierarchy of Greekness. Ethnic and National Identity Considerations in Greek Immigration Policy” in Ethnicities 2 (2) pp. 189-208, (with A. Triandafyllidou).

2001 “Immigration Policy and its Implementation in Italy”, chapter in A. Triandafyllidou (ed), Migration Pathways. A Historic, Demographic and Policy Review of Four Countries of the European Union, Brussels: European Commission Research Directorate, pp. 63-84 (with A. Triandafyllidou).

2001 “Immigration policy and its implementation in Italy. Organisational Culture, Identity Processes and Labour Market Control”, EUI Working Papers, RSCAS, EUI, pp:1-18 (with A. Triandafyllidou).

2001 “The Place of Ethnic Identity. Ethnic Greek Albanian Families and Their Contemporary Immigrant Experience in Greece”, doctorate thesis, CADMUS, European University Institute, pp: 1-255.

Other Publications

2011 “Variations on a theme of ‘homeland’. The description of ethnic identity in migrants’ narratives”, chapter in A. Moisidis & D. Papadopoulou (eds.), ‘The social integration of migrants in Greece: work, education, identities’, Kritiki, pp. 183-210 (in Greek).

2011 “An ivy fence and an immigration policy that sits on the fence”, Re-public e-journal Migration Unbound

2005 Review of World in Diaspora. Nations and Cosmos, by Theofilos Veikos, in Theofilos Veikos: Ten Years After. Symposium in Memory and in Honor, Ennoia, Athens (in Greek).

2001 “Immigration and social integration practices. An appraisal of the Greek and Italian social reality”, chapter in The Legal and Socio-political Dimensions of Migration to Greece, Athens: Papazisis, pp.113-128 (in Greek).

2001 ‘Performing Ethnic Identity’, chapter in Immigrant Men and Women in Greece, A. Marvakis, D. Parsanoglou & M. Paulou (eds), Athens: Ellenika Grammata, pp.305-327 (in Greek).


  • Member of the Greek Council for Refugees
  • Member of the Society for the Advancement of Socio Economics
  • Member of the Hellenic African Studies Network
  • Member of the E.U.I. Alumni Association
  • Member of the Marie Curie Fellows Association
  • Member of the LSE Alumni Association
  • Founding Member of Theofilos Veikos Association for Critical Thinking and Philosophy
  • TAIEX Member State Expert