Dia Anagnostou (Ph.D. Cornell University, Dept. of Government, 1999) is Lecturer of Politics in the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies in Macedonia University of Thessaloniki (from October 2005 until present), Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation of European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) in Athens (from September 2004 until present), and Marie Curie Fellow at the Law Department of the European University Institute (2010-2012). Her research interests lie in the fields of comparative politics of Southeast Europe, minorities and European integration. They also include the study of human rights, social mobilisation and the role of courts from a socio-legal perspective. Her articles have appeared in several book chapters and journals such as West European Politics, Southeast European Politics, International Journal of Human Rights, and European Public Law, among others. She has recently co-edited the book The European Court of Human Rights and the Rights of Marginalised Individuals and Minorities in National Context (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2010).