Christina Peristeridou is an assistant professor of European criminal law at Maastricht University. She studied law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Human Rights at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki. She received a Master in European and International Public Law from the University of Tilburg (cum laude). In 2007, she joined the department of Criminal Law and Criminology of Maastricht University as a PhD researcher and lecturer and defended her PhD in 2015. Her dissertation, which was financed by the NWO, develops a theory for the principle of legality in European criminal law. Dr Peristeridou is a qualified member of the Bar of Thessaloniki.