Margarita Markoviti


Margarita Markoviti is political scientist, currently post-doctoral researcher in the GOODGOD project: ‘How Europe defines the “good god” – The European Union strategies to advocate freedom of religion and belief and to counter radicalization’ at CEVIPOL. She is also research fellow at the European Research Council-funded project, ‘Grassrootsmobilise’, based at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (Eliamep) in Athens and Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics at the IE University in Madrid.

Margarita received her PhD from the European Institute of the London School of Economics. She holds a double Master’s degree in Affaires Européennes from Sciences Po, Paris and from the LSE and a BA in History from King’s College London. She has taught European Politics and Institutions at the Government Department of the London School of Economics.

Margarita’s research lies in the intersection of religion, law and politics. She is particularly interested in the governance of religious pluralism and in the social, political and legal dimensions of religious freedoms in a comparative European perspective. She has published, amongst other topics, on religion and education, religious freedoms and Europeanization, religion, welfare and gender, LGBT rights, and grassroots mobilizations ‘in the shadow’ of European Court of Human Rights jurisprudence around religion and religious freedoms.    


Travaux sélectionnés

Markoviti, M. (2018), ‘In-between the Constitution and the European Court of Human Rights: Mobilizations around Religion and Education in Greece’, Politics and Religion, Special Issue on ‘Religion and Education in the Shadow of the European Court of Human Rights’, March 27.

Markoviti, M. (2017), ‘The ‘filtering effects’ of ECtHR case law on religious freedoms: Legal recognition and places of worship for religious minorities in Greece’. Religion, State and Society, Vol. 45, Issue 3-4, pp. 268-283.

Markoviti, M. (2017), ‘The Intersection of State, Family and Church in Greece and Italy’. In Religion and Welfare in Europe: Gendered and Minority Perspectives, UK: Policy Press (with Lina Molokotos-Liederman).

Markoviti, M. (2017), The ECtHR as a Venue for Greco-Turkish Relations: The Treaty of Lausanne and the Muslim Minority in Western Thrace. Working Paper, ‘Grassrootsmobilise’:

Markoviti, M. (2015), ‘Freedom of Speech, Religious Freedoms and Values (in which we do not even believe ourselves)’. In Christopoulos, D. (ed.), “Nothing is Sacred” or ‘That which cannot be said’?”, Athens: Vivliorama.

Markoviti, M. (2014), ‘Education and the Europeanization of Religious Freedoms: France and Greece in Comparative Perspective’. PhD dissertation, London School of Economcis and Political Science: