Maria Mexi holds a Doctorate (DPhil) in Politics and International Relations and an MPhil in Political Theory from the University of Oxford, an MSc in European Social Policy with Distinction from the London School of Economics, and a BA in History with High Distinction from the American College of Greece.
Dr Mexi has different positions as senior research fellow at the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of Geneva, director of the Athens-based think tank DIKTIO – Network for Reform in Greece and Europe, and a research consultant/expert in employment and social policy providing on-site technical assistance and capacity building to national and regional authorities in Europe and abroad. She has completed postdoc research at the University of Geneva, and she has rich experience in developing and managing numerous research and technical assistance (including, capacity building) projects in collaboration with universities, international organizations, consulting agencies and NGOs.
She is currently the co-coordinator of three research projects:
Over the past years she conducted research in the areas of migration, youth mobilization and solidarity forms in times of crisis, while her current research interests fall within the areas of migration, social dialogue and the future of work.
- “Gig Economy and its Implications for Social Dialogue and Workers' Protection” (SNIS-funded)
- “Social and Solidarity Economy, Urban Communities and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups” (SNIS-funded),
- SIRIUS: “Skills and Integration of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Applicants in European Labour Markets’’ (EU H2020-funded)