Lina Zirganou-Kazolea is a political scientist and researcher. She is currently a PhD Candidate at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her research focuses on political participation, social representations of politics, and the relation between subjective perceptions of politics and political behavior in contemporary Greece. She holds an MA in Research in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick, and an MA in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Athens. She has also spent an academic term as a Visiting Research Student at the LSE. Alongside her studies, she has worked on various research projects, including European programmes such as Erasmus ACT and SoDaNet in Action. She has also presented her work in international conferences like ISPP and ECPR, and published papers in peer-revied journals.