Personal profile


  • EU Institutions-Agencies
  • European Decision and Policy Making
  • EU Regulatory policy (FOOD,Agriculture,Chemicals)
  • Circular economy and sustainable development
  • EU Bureaucratic Politics
  • Network Governance
  • Social Movements and Austerity


Sevasti studied Economics at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece. She continued her studies, Masters of Science in Agricultural Economics at the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Saskatchewan, Canada where she also worked as a Research Associate.  She holds a Postgraduate Degree in European Studies from Aalborg University, Denmark.  During 1999-2000 she worked as a Research Assistant at the Royal Agricultural University, Copenhagen, in Denmark (Copenhagen University).  She completed her Ph.D in Social Sciences at the Department of Society and Globalisation (current Department of Social Sciences and Business) Roskilde University.  During August 2005-July 2006 she was a visiting scholar at the Department of Political Science, University of Berkeley, USA. During September 2017-March 2018 she has been Visiting Professor at the Johnson Shoyama Governance School, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. During 2023 Sevasti is Senior Visiting Fellow at the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute and Visiting Fellow at Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence Italy.

Sevasti's research interests concentrate on two broad areas: a. on the EU institutions, decision making and the Europeanisation of public administration particularly within the regulatory policy areas with an emphasis on food, agriculture and chemicals; and b. on the Europeanisation and transnationalisation of social movements as a response to austerity policies and the Eurozone crisis. Her publications appear at the Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Integration, Policy and politics, International Journal of Public Administration, European Politics and Society, British Food Journal, Javost and a number of chapters in edited volumes By Palgrave and Routledge, Edward-Elgar.

Sevasti's recent book is The Europeanisation of National Administrations: The Common Agricultural Policy in Denmark and Greece, published by Springer in October 2020  

Sevasti has organised and taught various courses at the Bachelor and Master levels on European and global topics in Europe and North America. Sevasti has been the Head of Studies for the International Public Administration and Politics Masters Program (2020-2023) and Head of Studies for the International Politics and Governance Masters Program (2022-2023) at Roskilde University, Denmark

Since January 4th,  2015 she is an Associate Professor at the Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University.

Sevasti's new research focuses on circular economy and risk governance in relation to food, agriculture and the environment. During 09/2023-08/2024 Sevasti is the Carlsberg Monograph fellow and is working on a monograph under the working title: Governing Sustainable Food in Europe: Towards Social Engagement.

External positions

Senior Visiting Fellow, School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute

1 Sept 202320 Dec 2023

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