Panagoula (Youly) Diamanti-Karanou is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Northeastern University. Her dissertation studies the relationship of homelands and diasporas, focusing on the case-study of the relationship of the Greek state with the Greek-American community. Among the issues studied are educational and cultural diaspora policies, foreign policy and the diaspora, and diasporic identities. Her academic interests lie in the study of national identity and nationalism, ethnic conflict and conflict resolution, public diplomacy, public policy (primarily educational policy and environmental health policy), women and international security and political motherhood.
Youly was born and raised in Greece, where she graduated from Anatolia College, an American-sponsored secondary education institution in Thessaloniki, Greece. She holds a BA with honors in Political Science with a minor in Economics from Wellesley College and a Master in Public Policy with concentration in International Security Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
She received the Ismene Phylactopoulou Scholarship and a Multicultural Research Summer Grant from Wellesley College, the Harvard Foundation of Greece Scholarship, and a Summer Research Grant from the Department of Political Science at Northeastern University.
At Northeastern, she has taught undergratuate introductory courses in Comparative Politics and International Relations in the Department of Political Science, an introductory course in Globalization and International Affairs in the International Affairs Program, and courses in introductory and intermediate Greek in the Department of Modern Languages. She has also been a Teaching Assistant in introductory courses in Political Science and International Affairs as well as in International Conflict and Negotiation. Additionally, she has taught Modern Greek at the Greek Institute, the Boston Language Institute and several Greek Schools in the parish school system of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston.
Youly has been a Research Assistant at Harvard Law School, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and Northeastern University. She has worked and interned at the Consulate General of Greece in Boston, the Office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the Office of Senator John F. Kerry, the Constantine Karamanlis Chair in Hellenic and European Studies at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and Maliotis Cultural Center.
During her time away from research and teaching, she loves finding new ideas for fun and creative activities with her three kids!