Marilena Anastasopoulou is a Research Associate at the Diaspora Project in the South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX), an Onassis Foundation Scholar, a Committee Member in the International Politics of Migration, Refugees, and Diasporas (IPMRD) Working Group at BISA, and a DPhil student in the Faculty of History at the University of Oxford. Her doctoral research focuses on family memories of forced displacement, their intergenerational transmission, and the way people with these family memories think about subsequent migration. She holds a MSc degree in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford and a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Athens, from which she graduated as the valedictorian. She has worked as a researcher at the Centre of Asia Minor Studies, at the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR), University of Oxford, at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), and at the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has teaching experience in Modern History in the Faculty of History at the University of Oxford. Her research and publications focus on issues of political discourse, right-wing extremism, migration policy implementation, forced displacement, and diaspora philanthropy.