Josie Christodoulou holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Indianapolis (USA) and a MA on Racial Equality Studies and Youth Justice Probation and Criminology from Middlesex University in the UK. She has worked as a social advisor for migrants and refugees at the Action for Support Equality and Antiracism (NGO) and as a project coordinator at the EU program Youth for Europe. Josie has also worked as an assistant researcher at the Labour Institute of Cyprus and at the Commissioner for Administration [Ombudsman’s office] as an officer responsible to investigate complaints related to migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. Her research interests include gender, migration and social exclusion; trafficking in women for the purpose of sexual and labour exploitation; racism in education and the labour market.
• Coordination and Supervision of Resource Book: Integration of Female Migrant Domestic Workers: Strategies for Employment and Civic Participation, Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies, University of Nicosia, 2008.
• Mapping the Realities of Trafficking in Women for the Purpose of Sexual Exploitation, Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies, 2007.
• Measures to Integrate Women Refugees in the society in Cyprus and to promote a Multi-cultural Society. Project Report, 2005