Dr Alina Tryfonidou is an Associate Professor in EU Law at the School of Law, University of Reading. Before joining the University of Reading in 2011, she was a Lecturer in Law at the University of Leicester (2007-2011) and a Visiting Lecturer at King’s College London (2005-2007 and 2010-11). Dr Tryfonidou obtained her LLB (2001), LLM (2002) and PhD (2008) from King’s College London and is an Associate of King’s College (AKC) (2008). Dr Tryfonidou’s main research interests focus on EU free movement law, Union citizenship, and the protection of LGBT rights. She is currently working on two small projects (one examining the rights of the children of rainbow families moving within the EU and one on investors' citizenship and residence schemes and their compatibility with EU law), and on a book which will analyse the law governing the free movement of persons within the EU, which will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2022.