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Panagoula (Youly) Diamanti-Karanou

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Assistant Teaching Professor in International Affairs

Professor Diamanti-Karanou’s research interests include Greek politics, diaspora studies, cultural diplomacy, ethnic identity, ethnic conflict, and public policy, primarily education policy. She has taught classes at the International Affairs Program, the Department of Political Science and the Department of Modern Languages.

Professor Diamanti-Karanou was born and raised in Greece and came to the United States to pursue a BA in Political Science at Wellesley College. She continued her studies in the MPP program at Harvard Kennedy School, where she concentrated in International Security Policy.

She has worked as a research assistant at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Harvard Law School and Northeastern University. She was also a press associate at the Consulate General of Greece in Boston, and a program manager at the Constantine Karamanlis Chair in Hellenic and European Studies at The Fletcher School.


  • PhD Comprehensive Exams High Distinction, Northeastern University, Fall 2009
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, The National Political Science Honors Society, member since Spring 2009
  • Diasporas and International Relations. E-International Relations. November 1, 2015.
  • Migration of Ethnic Greeks from the Former Soviet Union to Greece 1990-2000: Policy Decisions and Implications. Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies. January 2003. Vol. 3, No 1. Pp. 25-45.


  • Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Northeastern University, Spring 2015
  • Summer Research Grant, Department of Political Science, Northeastern University, Summer 2011
  • Harvard Foundation of Greece Scholarship, 1999-2001
  • American Political Science Association
  • International Studies Association
  • Modern Greek Studies Association



Related Schools & Departments

  • Education

    PhD, Political Science, 2015, Northeastern University

  • Contact

  • Address

    220F Renaissance Park

  • Office Hours

    Monday and Wednesday 3:30-5pm on Zoom (sign-up link is


Course catalog
  • Offers an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing international conflict and negotiations: how conflicts evolve, are managed, and/or resolved. In dealing with different types of regional and international conflicts, students focus on historical, ethnic, religious, geographic, and political aspects of a variety of conflicts and the consequences these conflicts hold for regional and international actors.

  • Introduces a range of research methods employed in the study of international affairs. Offers students an opportunity to develop competency in the most commonly used quantitative and qualitative research tools in the social sciences and related humanities. Topics include empirical and normative research traditions, generalizability, historical analyses, hypothesis testing, literature reviews, qualitative and quantitative approaches, research ethics, survey research, units of analysis, and more.

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Panagoula (Youly)’s Colleagues

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Amílcar Antonio Barreto

Professor & Chair, Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies; Professor & Interim Director, International Affairs; Professor, Political Science; Affiliated faculty member of Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies; Affiliated faculty member in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

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Denise Garcia

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

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T. Anthony Jones

Associate Professor Emeritus of Sociology and International Affairs

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Katherine Luongo

Associate Professor of History and International Affairs

Valentine M. Moghadam

Professor of Sociology and International Affairs

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Denis Sullivan

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; Co-Director of Middle East Center

Berna Turam

Professor of Sociology and International Affairs

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Ioannis Livanis

International Affairs Associate Director; International Affairs Undergraduate Program Director; Teaching Professor in International Affairs and Political Science

Bilge Erten

Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs

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Mai'a Cross

Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion; Director of the Center for International Affairs and World Cultures; Dean’s Professor of Political Science, International Affairs, and Diplomacy

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Peter Fraunholtz

Assistant Teaching Professor in History and International Affairs

Laura Kuhl

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and International Affairs

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Emily Clough

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Robert Cross

Associate Teaching Professor of History and International Affairs

Tiffany Joseph

Associate Professor of Sociology and International Affairs; Graduate Program Director, Sociology