Eleftheriadou, Marina

Research Associate



    Biographical note

    Marina Eleftheriadou is a Research Associate at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, the European University Institute, working on the Building Resilience against Violent Extremism (BRaVE) Project.

    She is also a Consulting Editor at the Centre for Mediterranean, Middle East and Islamic Studies (CEMMIS).

    Before that, Dr. Eleftheriadou has been a Research Expert at the Centre for Religious Pluralism in the Middle East (CRPME), an initiative of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Moreover, she received a Postdoctoral research grant from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) to study “Radicalisation and armed violence in refugee reception centres as a result of European and national Refugee Policies”. She has held also an adjunct lecturer position at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of the Peloponnese.

    Research Interests

    Her research explores political violence, intrastate conflicts and armed non-state actors, with a focus on the Middle East region, and has been published in journals such as Terrorism and Political Violence, Small Wars & Insurgencies and The Middle East Journal. Her book Radicalisation: types, causes, international framework (in Greek) will be published by Eurasia Books by the end of 2021.


    Eleftheriadou, M. (2021) Radicalisation: types, causes, international framework [in Greek]. Athens: Eurasia Books (in press)

    Eleftheriadou, M. (2021) Islamist extremism: an assessment of key questions and assumptions in the study of Islamist radicalization [in Greek]. in Andreas Gofas (ed.), The World and the Threat of Terrorism, 2001-2021. Athens: Pedio (in press)

    Eleftheriadou, M. (2021). Building a Proto-State on Quicksand: The Rise and Fall of the Palestinian State-in-Exile in Lebanon. The Middle East Journal 75(1), 99–120.

    Eleftheriadou, M. (2021), Non-state armed actors and contested sovereignties in internationalized civil wars: the case of Yemen’s civil war (2015-), International Politics (Online First), 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41311-021-00279-3

    Eleftheriadou, M. (2020), Fragmentation and Cooperation in the Jihadi International (Sub)System: ‘Islamic State’ vs. Al-Qaeda and Beyond. Religions 11(168), 1-16.

    Eleftheriadou, M. (2020), Fight after Flight? An Exploration of the Radicalization Potential among refugees in Greece. Small Wars & Insurgencies 31(1), 34-60.

    Eleftheriadou, M. (2020/2018-Online First) Refugee Radicalization/Militarization in the Age of the European Refugee Crisis: A Composite Model, Terrorism and Political Violence 32(8), 1797-1818.

    Eleftheriadou, M., Roussos, S. (2019). Islamic State’s notion of ‘mobile’ Sovereignty/ Territoriality in a Postsecular Perspective, in Nassef Manabilang Adiong, Raffaele Mauriello, Deina Abdelkader (eds.), Islam in International Affairs: Politics and Paradigms. Oxford: Routledge, 200-217

    Eleftheriadou, M. (2015). Z and other cinematic tales from the thirty-year Greek Civil War. Small Wars & Insurgencies 26(4), 616-639.

    Eleftheriadou, M. (2014). Elements of Armed Non-State Actors’ Power: the case of al-Qaeda in Yemen. Small Wars & Insurgencies 25(2), 404-427.