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Charis Xinari
Chairperson Associate Professor, Critical and Cultural Theory
School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences
Department of Humanities
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department Thesis title (Optional Entry)
Ph.D (English Literature and Gender) The University of Edinburgh, Scotland “Bare Essentials: Gender Fictions, Embodiment Matters”
MSc (English Literature: Writing and Cultural Politics) The University of Edinburgh, Scotland “‘She a visitor in her flesh’: Gender Performance and performativity in Angela Carter’s The Passion of New Eve”
BA (English Language and Literature) The University of Cyprus
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
2017 Present European University Cyprus Cyprus Associate Professor, Critical and Cultural Theory, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
2015 Present National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Athens, Greece Instructor, Summer School ‘The Politics of Culture’
2014 University of Cyprus Cyprus Special Scientist
Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. Pages
2018 “Searching for identity through football: the Nicosia derby” Kassimeris, C. Soccer & Society 19:5-6 730-744
2018 ‘Politics and identity in European football: Cyprus in comparative context,’ Kassimeris, C. Dollan P. and Connolly J. (eds.), Sport and National Identities: Globalization and Conflict, Routledge
2016 “The Individual in an ICT World” European Journal of Communication 31(1) 58-68
2014 Media in Europe: New questions for research and policy Claudia Alvares, Gustavo Cardoso, Peter Dahlgren, Ola Erstad, Johan Fornäs, Peter Golding, Hannu Nieminen, Colin Sparks, Slavko Splichal Strasbourg: European Science Foundation ESF
2013 “Mediated Identity Formation: Current Trends in Research and Society” Fornäs, J. Javnost-The Public, “New Media, New Research Challenges” 20(2) 11-26
2010 (ed) “Critical Perspectives on Gender” Special Issue of theJournal of Critical Studies in Business and Society   1 & 2
Research Projects
Date Title Funded by Project Role*
2018-2020 The European MediaCoach Initiative Erasmus+ Project Co-ordinator
2011-2014 Forward Look on Media Studies: New Media and New Literacies European Science Foundation (ESF) Member of the Scientific Committee and Co-Author of the Final report
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Organization Title of Position or Service
Janvost-The Public   Member of Editorial Board
Journal of Critical Studies in Business and Society   Member of Editorial Board
Cadences - a journal of literature and the arts Assistant Editor
Awards/International Recognition
Other Achievements