Olga Demetriou

Senior Research Consultant

Olga Demetriou
Email: olga.demetriou@prio.org
Work phone: (+357) 22 456555/4
Twitter: @OlgaDemet

Background

​​​​​Olga Demetriou is a social anthropologist and holds a PhD (2002) from the London School of Economics. She joined PRIO Cyprus Centre in 2006, following post-doctoral appointments at Cambridge (Wolfson College) and Oxford (St Peter’s College) Universities. She has carried out fieldwork in western Thrace and Cyprus and has been working on issues of human rights, minority-state relations, refugeehood, gender, and migration. She is particularly interested in processes of subjectivisation in conditions of conflict and inequality.

Her work has appeared in several anthropological and inter-disciplinary journals, and her first monograph was published in 2013 by Berghahn under the title Capricious Borders: Minority, Population and Counter-Conduct between Greece and Turkey.

She has been involved in a number of social justice initiatives in Cyprus, including the Gender Advisory Team (since 2009) which seeks to mainstream gender equality concerns in the peace building agenda.

 

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Publications

The following publications are specific to the PRIO GPS Centre. A more complete list is available at www.prio.org.

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Demetriou, Olga (2014) 'Struck by the Turks': Reflections on Armenian Refugeehood in Cyprus, Patterns of Prejudice 48(2): 167–181.
Demetriou, Olga (2012) The Militarization of Opulence: Engendering a Conflict Heritage Site, International Feminist Journal of Politics 14(1): 56–77.

Book Chapter

Hadjipavlou, Maria & Olga Demetriou (2016) Engendering the Post-Liberal Peace in Cyprus: UNSC Resolution 1325 as a Tool, in Pogodda, Sandra; & Oliver P. Richmond, eds, Post-Liberal Peace Transitions: Between Peace Formation and State Formation. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (83–104).
Demetriou, Olga (2014) Situating Loss in the Greek-Turkish Encounter in Cyprus, in Vally Lytra, ed., When Greeks and Turks Meet: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Relationship Since 1923. Farnham: Ashgate (45–64).

PRIO Policy Brief

Atli, Mine; Olga Demetriou; Umut Bozkurt; Maria Hadjipavlou; Biran Mertan; Yiouli Taki; Magda Zenon & Rana Zincir Celal (2012) Women's Peace: Recommendations of the Gender Advisory Team (GAT) on the peace negotiations in Cyprus, PRIO Cyprus Centre Policy Brief, 1. Nicosia: PRIO Cyprus Centre.