Theoni Stathopoulou

Theoni Stathopoulou
Curriculum Vitae


Theoni Stathopoulou is sociologist, research director at the National Centre for Social Research (EKKE) in Athens, Greece with extensive experience in cross-cultural survey methodology. She serves at the Sectorial Scientific Council for Social Sciences of the National Council for Research and Innovation, the supreme advisory body for the formulation and implementation of the national policy for Research in Greece and the Hellenic Foundation of Research and Innovation. She is alternate representative of the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC) at the Hellenic Statistical Advisory Board of the Hellenic Statistical Authority. In 2018 she joined the faculty of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT), part of the continued education of the Harvard Medical School.   She is scientifically responsible for the CLARIN infrastructure for language and technologies at EKKE. Her recent publications on migration include:  Surveying the hard-to-survey. Refugees and Unaccompanied minors in Greece (2019). In M. Suarez-Orozco  (Ed.), Humanitarianism and Mass Migration, California University Press.  She is guest editor in two special issues: (2018) Health in crises: migration, austerity and inequalities in Greece and other European countries, European Journal of Public Health,  Oxford Univeristy Press; The European Refugee Crisis, forthcoming in the Journal of Refugee Studies. Oxford Univeristy Press.


  • Migration
  • Cross-national survey methodology
  • Refugee research
  • Computational sociology


  • 2018 (October 15-21) 13th International School on Mind, Brain and Education. Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture. Migrants and Refugees in the 21st Century: Children in and out of schools. Erice, Italy.
  • 2017 (September 25-26) Health inequaliites among migrant population in Greece. MIGHEAL and REHEAL main findings. HiNews (Health Inequalities in European Welfare States) Consortium. Meeting at EHESS Paris. Organized by CHAIN Institute at NTNU.
  • 2017 (January 18-20) Refugees and unaccompanied minors in Greece. Workshop on Humanitarianism and Mass Migration. Organized by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, the Ross Institute of New York, and the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. Travel and accommodation funding by UCLA (University of California Los Angeles).
  • 2015 -2017 MIGHEAL. Health inequalities among migrant population. Scientific Coordinator. In collaboration with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. EEA Grant. Funded by the European Economic Area Mechanism. Budget: 207.000€. Duration: 12 months.
  • 2016 REHEAL-UAM: Pilot Study on Unaccompanied Minors in Greece in collaboration with the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma. Scientific Coordinator.
  • 2016 REHEAL: Survey in Refugee Population in Greece. Funded by NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Scientific Coordinator.


  • Stathopoulou, T., (2019) Surveying the hard-to-survey. Refugees and Unaccompanied minors in Greece. In M. Suarez-Orosco (Ed.), Humanitarianism and Mass Migration, California University
  • Stathopoulou, T., Eikemo. T. A. (Eds.) (2018) Health In Crises: Migration, Austerity and Inequalities in Greece and Europe. European Journal of Public Health, Volume 28, Supplement 5. Oxford University Press. Press.
  • Stathopoulou, T, Papageorgiou, H, Papanikolaou, K, Kolovou, A. (2018) Exploring the dynamics of protest with automated computational tools. A Greek case study. In C. M. Stuetzer, M. Welker, & M. Egger, (Eds.), Computational Social Science in the Age of Big Data. Concepts Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. German Society for Online Research (DGOF), Herbert von Halem Verlag
  • Menold, T, Schaible, J, Stathopoulou, T, Zull, C (2018). Development of a methodology to measure media context in the ESS, pp. 30. GESIS & EKKE.


  • 2018- Faculty member Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma. Harvard Global Mental Health (GMH) Trauma and Recovery. International Certificate Program. Harvard Medical School Department of continuing education & Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT).
  • 2011-2012 Postgraduate level Cross-national methodology for survey research. (European Social Survey) a. National Kapodistrian University of Athens b. Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences