Panagiota Manoli is Assistant Professor in Political Economy of International Relations at the Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean (Greece); and Research Associate at the Hellenic Foundation of European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). She has been Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Southeast Europe Project), Washington D.C. (2010), Director of Studies and Research at the International Center for Black Sea Studies – ICBSS (Athens, 2005-2009), Secretary of the Economic Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of Black Sea Economic Cooperation (Istanbul, 2000-2004). She is an Associate Editor of the Journal Southeast European and Black Sea Studies (Routledge/Taylor and Francis). She has graduated from the School of Law, Economic and Political Sciences, University of Athens and holds an MA and PhD from the University of Warwick where she studied as an Alexandros A. Onassis scholar. Her research interests and publications focus on comparative regionalism, security and development, European Neighborhood and Black Sea politics. Panagiota Manoli is the author of the monograph The Dynamics of Black Sea Subregionalism (Ashgate, 2012).