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.
Janta, Hania and Christou, Anastasia (2018) Hosting as social practice: gendered insights into contemporary tourism mobilities. Annals οf Tourism Research . ISSN 0160-7383 (Accepted/In press)
Christou, Anastasia (2018) Introduction: mapping gendered violence-contemplating conflict and crisis in contemporary societal struggles. Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, 39 (2). vii-xii. ISSN 0160-9009
Michail, Domna and Christou, Anastasia (2018) Youth mobilities, crisis, and agency in Greece: second generation lives in liminal spaces and austere times. Transnational Social Review: A Social Work Journal . ISSN 2193-1674 (Published online first)
Christou, Anastasia (2018) ‘Narrations of the nation in mobility life stories: gendered scripts, emotional spheres and transnational performativity in the Greek diaspora’. In: Gendering Nationalism: Intersections of Nation, Gender and Sexuality in the 21st Century. Mulholland, Jon and Montagna, Nicola and Sanders-McDonagh, Erin , eds. Palgrave McMillan, pp. 299-314. ISBN 9783319766980
Page, Ben and Christou, Anastasia and Mavroudi, Elizabeth (2017) Introduction: from time to timespace and forward to time again in migration studies. In: Timespace and International Migration. Mavroudi, Elizabeth and Page, Ben and Christou, Anastasia , eds. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 1-16.