Anastasia has engaged in multi-sited, multi-method and comparative ethnographic research in the United States, Denmark, Germany, Greece and Cyprus and has widely published those findings on issues of migration and return migration; the second generation and ethnicity; space and place; transnationalism and identity; culture and memory; gender and feminism; home and belonging; emotion and narrativity; ageing, youth, health mobilities, care and trauma. Within the scope of gender studies, ethnic, migration and cultural studies, her research interests are situated across the areas of critical migration and diaspora studies, the cultural politics of emotions, space, place, identities, and memory, ageing, the governmentality of multiculturalism and the nation, critical race studies and new social movements. In her research agenda she seeks to interrogate constructions and limitations to cultural citizenship and belonging with the rise of contemporary exclusions in understanding how both states and social subjects shape social relations.
Karayianni, Christiana and Christou, Anastasia (2020) Feminisms, gender and social media: public and political performativities regarding sexual harassment in Cyprus. Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics . (Accepted/In press)
Christou, Anastasia and Michail, Domna (2019) 'A window to knowledge is a window to the world': socio-aesthetics, ethics and pedagogic migrant youth journeys in crisis-shaped educational settings in Greece. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education . ISSN 0159-6306 (Published online first)
Christou, Anastasia and Janta, Hania (2019) Affecting solidarities: bringing feeling into feminism, empathy in employment and compassion in academic communities of crises. Tourism Management Perspectives , 30 . pp. 232-239. ISSN 2211-9736
Janta, Hania and Christou, Anastasia (2019) Hosting as social practice: gendered insights into contemporary tourism mobilities. Annals οf Tourism Research , 74 . pp. 167-176. ISSN 0160-7383
Christou, Anastasia and Janta, Hania (2018) The significance of things: objects, emotions and cultural production in migrant women's return visits home. The Sociological Review . ISSN 0038-0261 (Published online first)