Anna Triandafyllidou is, since October 2012, the Director of the Global Governance Programme Research Strand on “Cultural Pluralism”. Before joining the Programme (2010-2012), she was part time Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. Anna was senior fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) in Athens from 2004 to 2012, where she headed a strong migration research team. She has also been a visiting professor at the College of Europe in Bruges since 2002. Professor Triandafyllidou received her Ph.D. from the EUI in 1995 and held teaching and research positions at the University of Surrey (1994-95), the London School of Economics (1995-97), the CNR in Rome (1997-99), and the EUI (1999-2004). She was a Fulbright Scholar in Residence at New York University in 2011, and a Colston Fellow at the University of Bristol (2001-2002). She is currently on long-term leave from the Democritus University of Thrace, in Greece, where she was Assistant Professor between 2007 and 2010. Her main areas of research and teaching are cultural diversity, migration, and nationalism from a European and international perspective. For the last 10 years, she has received funding and co-ordinated a number of international research projects in these research areas. Her publications include more than 100 articles in refereed journals and chapters in collective volumes, five authored books and more than ten edited and co-edited volumes.