Dr. Sofia Chatzidi was born and raised in Vrilissia of Attica region. Her academic carrier was started with the BA in Politics and Public Administration with specialization in Public Administration, University of Athens. She then did an MA degree in the State and Public Policy. After being awarded with the Greek State Scholarship Foundation continued with the MA in Public Administration and Public Policy at the University of York, UK and then being awarded with the PhD from Cardiff University, UK. Her research is on: ‘Regulating the Illegal Trade in Antiquities: Britain and Greece compared’ where she combines politics with the notion of cultural heritage, the role of national identity and the effect of the process of modernization, globalization and Europeanization. She has taught at Cardiff University as an Associate Lecturer, then worked at the Greek Ministry of Culture. Since 2015 until now she has been teaching at the Open University of Cyprus (Affiliated Teaching Staff of the Academic Course: Police/Law and Cultural Heritage, Bachelor Degree in Police Studies, School of Economics and Management). In November 2023 she was awarded with the ‘Award of Excellence Teaching’ by the Open University of Cyprus. She currently works at the Ministry of Justice.