Eirini Anesti was born in Athens in 1981. Since June 2016, she is PhD candidate in Contemporary History in the University of Crete, Faculty of Philosophy, department of History and Archeology, under the supervision of Pr. Socrates Petmezas. Her field of research is the presence of the Allied Armies of the Orient in Thessaloniki during World War I and particularly their influence in the alterations of residential space and public infrastructure in Thessaloniki and Macedonia. She has an M.A. in Greek and World Contemporary History from the University of Thessaloniki (2015) and a D.E.A. (Masters Degree) in National and European Politics of the EU States from the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris III (2005). For the M.A. in the University of Thessaloniki she gained a scholarship from the general bequests of the Academy of Athens for postgraduate studies in Greece, in the field of history of modern Hellenism. Since 2013 she works in the administration service of the French School of Archaeology at Athens. She speaks Greek as mother tongue, she is fluent in English and French and an independent user of German and Portuguese.