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Academic Coordinator

Triantafyllia (Lina) Papadopoulou - Academic Coordinator

Lina (Triantafyllia) Papadopoulou is an associate professor of constitutional law and holder of a Jean Monnet Chair for European Constitutional Law and Culture, at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece. She studied Law at AUTh (Bachelor 1993), Trier (LLM 1994) and Hannover (PhD 1998) and Political Theory at the London School of Economics (LSE, MSc 1999). She was a Post-doc ‘Marie Curie’ Fellow in the field of European Constitutional Law at the LSE (2000 and 2001) and A.U.Th. (2001/02).

She has taught in several Universities across Europe for short periods of time, esp. via Erasmus, e.g. LSE (UK), Agder (Norway), BahçeşehirÜniversitesi (Turkey), Humboldt and FernUniversität and Hannover (Germany), Perugia (Italy) etc. She has published extensively on Greek, European and comparative constitutional law.

Her primary areas of expertise include national, comparative and European constitutional issues and human rights, focusing on democracy and political parties, equality and non-discrimination, religion and the state, and bioethical issues (esp. medically assisted reproduction, euthanasia etc). Her publications include monographs [‘European Political Parties’ (1999, in German), “National Constitution and Community Law: the ‘supremacy' issue” (2009, in Greek), “Institutions of ‘direct democracy’ in the Constitution (2014, in Greek)] as well as more than 50 articles in Greek, English and German published in journals and collective volumes.

She is the editor of the website www.constitutionalism.gr, member of the Editorial Board of ‘International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies’ and the Greek journal ‘To Syntagma’. She is the Greek Member of the ‘European Consortium for Church and State Research’ (ECCSR), of the ‘European Constitutional Law Network’ (ECLN) and the ‘European Commission on Sexual Orientation Law’ (ECSOL).