Katerina Linos

Katerina Linos

JD'06 and PhD in Political Science, 2007.
Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law.
Co-Director, Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law.
Katerina Linos

Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows, 2006-2009.

Andrew Carnegie Fellow, 2017. 
Katerina Linos has been awarded a Carnegie fellowship to study the European refugee crisis.

Katerina Linos led a team of UC Berkeley and UC Davis staff and students to create the interactive data project, Digital Refugee (digitalrefuge.berkeley.edu). Digital RefugeeThe team translated, coded, mapped and charted over 6,000 interviews with refugees, and over 10,000 facebook posts from Arabic and Farsi refugee sites, to contrast the official narrative of the European refugee crisis, with the refugee crisis seen from the perspective of displaced persons themselves. 

The Democratic Foundations of Policy DiffusionKaterina Linos's first book, The Democratic Foundations of Policy Diffusion examines how health, family, and employment laws spread across countries. Oxford University Press, 2013.

  • Winner of the 2014 APSA Giovanni Sartori Prize for best book on qualitative methods.
  • Winner of the 2014 ISA Chadwick Alger Prize for best book on international organization and multilateralism.
  • Winner of the 2014 Peter Katzenstein Prize  for outstanding first book in international relations or comparative politics.
  • Selected among the Best Books of 2013 on Western Europe by Foreign Affairs.

Awarded Larry Neal Prize for Excellence in EU Scholarship 2011.

Awarded Harvard University Senator Charles M Sumner Prize for the best dissertation “from the legal, political, historical, economic, social, or ethnic approach, dealing with any means or measures tending toward the prevention of war and the establishment of universal peace," 2007.


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