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Alternate Foreign Minister for Foreign Affairs

Sia Anagnostopoulou was born in Patras in 1959.

She holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Athens, as well as a degree in Turkish language and culture from the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO) in Paris. She also holds a DEA from Pantheon-Sorbonne University and completed her PhD in history at the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) in Paris.

She taught for 9 years (1995 to 2004) at the Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies of the University of Cyprus, and has been teaching at the Department of Political Science and History at Panteion University since 2004. She has taught as a visiting professor at many Universities in Europe and the USA, and has published extensively. She speaks three foreign languages: French, English and Turkish.

She sits on the Central Committee and Political Secretariat of SYRIZA and serves on the Board of the ‘Avgi’ newspaper and ‘sto Kokkino’ radio. She serves on the Boards of the Nicos Poulantzas Institute and of the Greek Contemporary Social History Archives (ASKI).

She writes for ‘Avgi’ and ‘Epochi'. She is a member of the trans-European AKADEMIA Working Group on European History, which was founded by the Transform! Europe initiative and is based in Paris.

She was elected as a Member of Parliament for Achaia on the  SYRIZA ticket in January and September 2015. She has served as Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Alternate Minister of Education, Research and Religious Affairs.