Athanasia joined the University of Northampton in January 2016 and is currently the Deputy Subject Leader in Applied Social Studies and Sociology, she is also a Research Associate at the Hellenic Observatory, LSE . Before joining the University of Northampton, Athanasia worked as a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Worcester (2012-2015), a Post Doctoral Research Fellow – Hellenic Observatory, at the LSE (2011-2012), a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester (2008-2011) and as a Teaching Fellow in Sociology at the University of Cambridge (2004-2008). Athanasia also spent a year in Toronto, Canada as a Visiting Professor in Sociology, at Toronto University and York University (2013-2014) she also spent one academic term in Harvard University, USA as a Visiting Fellow (2006).
Athanasia is the author of three monographs, a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters (in English and Greek). She has been interviewed about her work from BBC News, BBC World, BBC Radio, SkaiTV Greece, CTV Canada, and has also written articles for The Economist and CNN.