Konstantina Botsiou

Rank: Associate Professor
Expertise: Modern History and International Politics
eMail @ UoP: kbotsiou@uop.gr
Office: γ3
Telephone : (+30) 2741 040052
Committees: Career & Development (UoP), Library

Short biographical note

Konstantina E. Botsiou studied history and archaeology at the University of Athens and received her Ph.D. in modern history at the University of Tübingen (magna cum laude). From 1999 until 2008 she was a lecturer of modern history at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens. In the same Department she was the convener of Balkan history classes (2000-2008) and member of the Coordinating Committee (2006-2008) at the Master’s Degree in Southeast European Studies. She also belonged to the faculty of the postgraduate programmes “European and International Studies” (1999-2004) and “Political Science and Sociology” (2004-2008).

In 2008 she joined the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of the Peloponnese as Associate Professor of modern history and international politics. In 2011 she was elected Department’s Vice Chair, in 2012 Vice Rector for Financial Planning at the University of the Peloponnese. Between October 2013 and October 2015 she served as Deputy Rector for Education and Quality Assurance at the University of the Peloponnese and Head of the Quality Assurance Unit of the University (MODIP).

She has run research programs at the Jean Monnet Chair for European Integration at Tübingen University (1993-1995), ELIAMEP (1998-1999), the Jean Monnet Centre of the Athens University (Vice Director, 2006-2008), and the Greek National Audiovisual Archive (2007-2009), and the Hellenic Ministry of Citizen Protection. She has been editor and reviewer in many Greek and international journals and she was chief editor of the Greek journal Liberal Emphasis (2001-2011), later also director of the series Yearbook και European and International Affairs by Springer (2009-2011). She has taught at the Hellenic School of National Defense, the Hellenic School of Naval War and the Diplomatic Academy of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has also participated in several press editions and documentaries on modern history in Greece and abroad.

She has been awarded grants and scholarships from the Erasmus program, the ECTS network, the Konstantinos G. Karamanlis Foundation, the Stratis Andreadis Foundation and the European Union of Teachers and Professors.

She has been a board member at the National Library of Greece, the training council of the Diplomatic Academy/Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Hellenic Parliament Foundation for Parliamentarianism and Democracy. Between 2001 and 2014 she was a member of the Academic Council at the Centre for European Studies and Vice President of the Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy, where she also served as Director of Publications and Research (2001-2009) and General Director (2009-2011).

She has been an Associate of the Southern Europe International Affairs Programme at LSE IDEAS, the Centre for International Affairs, Diplomacy & Strategy at the London School of Economics.

She speaks Greek (native), English, German, Italian and French.

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