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About Argyro Karanasiou

Argyro Karanasiou joined Bournemouth University in 2012 as a Lecturer in Law. Before commencing her doctoral studies at the University of Leeds (Centre for International Governance), Argyro read for an LLB (Hons - Magna cum Laude) and an LLM (Public Law and Politics - Magna cum Laude) at the University of Athens.
Argyro's research interests lie mostly in the intersection of human rights - predominantly free speech- and new technologies/media. Her fluency in English, German, Spanish, Russian and Greek has allowed her to gain trasnational perspective of her research field. A qualified solicitor since 2006, Argyro held many posts in the past, most notably providing legal services for the Technical University of Athens and for the Legal Council of State (Greek Ministry of Culture). Argyro is a member of various networks (including the Open Right's Group Academic Network, the Global Internet Governance Academic Network and the Society of Legal Scholars) and has acted as a reviewer for the International Human Rights Journal, SCRIPTed and as an editorial advisory board member for Springer. In 2013 Argyro was awarded an ISOC Ambassadorship for the Internet Governance Forum in Bali, Indonesia. In 2012 she acted as a co-editor for the European Journal of Law and Technogy (EJLT) special issue 'Human Rights in the Digital Era'.
An avid technophile, Argyro shares her work on SSRN, tweets on research related matters @ArKaranasiou and occasionally blogs for her personal website,


Present Faculty Member, Bournemouth University