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Spyros Spyrou
Vice Chairperson, Professor, Sociocultural Anthropology
School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Academic Qualifications
QualificationYearAwarding Institution
Ph.D. Sociocultural Anthropology1999State University of New York at Binghamton
M.A. Anthropology1995State University of New York at Binghamton
B.S. Business Administration1991University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Employment History
Period of employmentEmployerLocationPosition
2015presentEuropean University CyprusProfessor of Anthropology/Sociology Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
20062015European University CyprusAssociate Professor of Anthropology/Sociology Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
19992006Cyprus CollegeAssistant Professor of Anthropology/Sociology Department of Arts and Sciences
YearTitleOther authorsJournal and Publisher / ConferenceVol.Pages
2019Reimaging Childhood Studies Rosen, R. and Cook, D. (Eds)Bloomsbury
2018Disclosing Childhoods: Research and Knowledge Production for a Critical Childhood StudiesLondon: Palgrave
2016“The hyphen in between: Children’s intersectional understandings of national identities”Christou, M.Children’s Geographies15(1)51-64
2016“Minority Students’ Responses to Racism: The Case of Cyprus”Stevens, Peter A. J., Panayiota Charalambous, Evgenia Mesaritou, Lore Van Praag, Fanny D’hondt, Roselien Vervaet, Mieke Van HoutteBritish Journal of Educational Studies64(1)77-95
2016“Researching Children’s Silences: Exploring the Fullness of Voice in Childhood Research”Childhood 23(1)7-21
2019An Ontological Turn for Childhood Studies?Children and Society
2013“Motherhood in Utero: Consuming Away Anxiety”Theodorou, E.Journal of Consumer Culture13(2)118 – 135
2013“Children and the Sexualized Construction of Otherness: The Imaginary Perceptions of Russian and Romanian Immigrant Women in Cyprus”Journal of International Migration and Integration14(2)327-343
2013How Single Parent Children Speak About Poverty and Social Exclusion:Policy Implications from a Comparative, Qualitative, Cross-National ProjectChild and Youth Services 34(1)64-84
2012“Border Encounters: How Children Navigate Space and Otherness in an Ethnically-Divided Society”Christou, M.Childhood19(3)302-316
Research Projects
DateTitleFunded byProject Role*
2016BONDS Project (Bolster the emotional dimension of social inclusion for immigrant mothers and children).KA2, Erasmus+, European CommissionPartner
2016Valuing the past, sustaining the future: Education, knowledge and identity across three generations in coastal communitiesNorwegian Research CouncilPartner
2014Keep Me Safe in Europe ProjectErasmus +Partner
2012Children’s Rights Erasmus Academic Network (CREAN)Lifelong Learning ProgrammePartner
2010Exploring the Nature and Causes of Students’ Views of, and Experiences with Racism And Ethnic Out-Groups In Cyprus: A Case-Study ApproachResearch Promotion FoundationPartner
2007-2013Developing a Good Practice Guide and Training Manual for Young People’s Participation in Research, Policy and Practice Developments to Preventand Combat ViolenceEuropean Commission under the Daphne III ProgrammePartner
2007Developing Children as Social ResearchersUNDP-ActCoordinator
2005Family Violence: Identification of Basic Problems and Recommendations for the Prevention of the Phenomenon through Policy Measures and Frameworks (Comparative Study on Domestic Violence Between Cyprus and Slovenia)Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation under the Cyprus- Slovenia Bilateral Cooperation ProgramCoordinator for Cyprus
2005Integrating Children’s Perspectives in Policy-making to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion Experienced by Single Parent Families: A Transnational, Comparative ApproachDirectorate of Employment, Social Affairs, and Equal Opportunities, European CommissionScientific Coordinator
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
PeriodOrganizationTitle of Position or Service
Book Series, Palgrave Studies in Childhood and YouthCo-editor
2016-presentChildhood: A Journal of Global Child ResearchCo-editor
2014-2016Childhood: A Journal of Global Child ResearchMember of the Editorial Board
2013-presentWheelock International Journal of Children, Families, and Social ChangeMember of the Editorial Board
2010-presentChildren and SocietyMember of the Editorial Board
Awards/International Recognition
Other Achievements