Anastasia Blouchoutzi (1985) is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of International and European Studies at the University of Macedonia. She is at the final stage of her Ph.D research that focuses on International Migration. Her research interests include International Economics, International Studies and Macroeconomics. Papers she has written on these areas have been published in edited journals. She has also participated in peer-reviewed conferences. Anastasia has considerable research experience as research assistant in various Greek and EU-funded projects like Interreg Europe. She holds a BA in International Studies and an MSc in International Economics. She speaks five languages and she has ten years’ experience in project administration and sales positions.