Dr Katerina Glyniadaki

Dr Katerina Glyniadaki

Visiting Fellow

European Institute

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Key Expertise
Migration Policy

About me

Dr. Katerina Glyniadaki is a Visiting Fellow at the European Institute. She is interested in the implementation of migration policies and her research combines perspectives from public administration, sociology and psychology.  

Between 2015-2019, Katerina was a PhD Candidate at the European Institute and had Professor Martin Lodge as her supervisor. Her thesis examined how those at the front lines of migration management make decisions under conditions of high uncertainty. Focusing on the capital cities of Athens and Berlin, it highlighted the crucial role of individual identities in the discretionary behaviour of front-line actors, which ultimately shapes policy outcomes. Her work contributes to the fields of migration policy, street-level bureaucracy and representative bureaucracy.  

Katerina is also a Research Director at the 89 Initiative Think-Do Tank and the Migration Research Programme. Together with Dr. Joseph Downing, they are leading an international team of four researchers on a project that investigates migrants’ access to housing in France, Germany, Greece and Italy during the times of Covid-19.  

In 2020-2021 she was a Teaching Fellow on the Executive Master of Public Policy (Department of Government, LSE), while in 2019-2020 she was a Teaching Fellow on the MSc International Migration and Public Policy programme (European Institute, LSE). She has previously also taught undergraduate courses on public policy and on sociology.  

Currently, she works at the Greek Ministry of Foreign affairs and the Directorate for Justice, Home Affairs, Migration and Schengen.

Katerina holds a PhD in European Studies (LSE), an MA in Sociology (University of California, Riverside), an MPhil in Psychology (University of Cambridge) and a BA in Communications (University of California, Riverside). 

Her latest publication is by the Journal of Social Policy and Society, Cambridge University Press.

Expertise Details

Migration Policy; Street-level Bureaucracy