Thekli Anastasiou is a PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield. Her research focuses on international refugee law, international human rights law, and international environmental law, in light of the principle of human dignity, and their applicability to migration as an adaptation strategy in the context of environmental factors. She is particularly interested in forced migration and migration as adaptation, and has previously researched the three major regional refugee frameworks (EU, Central America and Africa) in relation to people fleeing environmental disasters, conflict and violence. She has teaching experience in Law and Political Philosophies, Public Law in the UK and EU, Foundations of International Law, and Advanced International Law. She is keen on availing opportunities to travel and participate in international events and projects.

Publications/recent projects

  • Anastasiou, T., Public International Law and Migration in Berhman S., and Kent A. (Eds), Climate Refugees: Beyond the Legal Impasse? (Routledge Studies in Environmental Migration, Displacement and Resettlement, February 2018)
  • Blog Post: Public International Law’s Applicability to Migration as Adaptation: Fit for Purpose? in Climate Refugees Mini-Symposium (International Law @UEA, 2017,