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Spyros Spyrou

Spyros Spyrou

Acting Deputy-Dean, Professor, Sociocultural Anthropology


School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences

Dean's Office

Academic Qualifications

Qualification Year Awarding Institution
Ph.D. Sociocultural Anthropology 1999 State University of New York at Binghamton
M.A. Anthropology 1995 State University of New York at Binghamton
B.S. Business Administration 1991 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Employment History

Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
2015 present European University Cyprus Professor of Anthropology/Sociology Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
2006 2015 European University Cyprus Associate Professor of Anthropology/Sociology Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
1999 2006 Cyprus College Assistant Professor of Anthropology/Sociology Department of Arts and Sciences


Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. Pages
2019 Reimaging Childhood Studies Rosen, R. and Cook, D. (Eds) Bloomsbury
2018 Disclosing Childhoods: Research and Knowledge Production for a Critical Childhood Studies London: Palgrave
2016 “The hyphen in between: Children’s intersectional understandings of national identities” Christou, M. Children’s Geographies 15(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 Houtte British Journal of Educational Studies 64(1) 77-95
2016 “Researching Children’s Silences: Exploring the Fullness of Voice in Childhood Research” Childhood  23(1) 7-21
2019 An Ontological Turn for Childhood Studies? Children and Society
2013 “Motherhood in Utero: Consuming Away Anxiety” Theodorou, E. Journal of Consumer Culture 13(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 Integration 14(2) 327-343
2013 How Single Parent Children Speak About Poverty and Social Exclusion: Policy Implications from a Comparative, Qualitative, Cross-National Project Child and Youth Services 34(1) 64-84
2012 “Border Encounters: How Children Navigate Space and Otherness in an Ethnically-Divided Society” Christou, M. Childhood 19(3) 302-316


Research Projects

Date Title Funded by Project Role*
2016 BONDS Project (Bolster the emotional dimension of social inclusion for immigrant mothers and children). KA2, Erasmus+, European Commission Partner
2016 Valuing the past, sustaining the future: Education, knowledge and identity across three generations in coastal communities Norwegian Research Council Partner
2014 Keep Me Safe in Europe Project Erasmus + Partner
2012 Children’s Rights Erasmus Academic Network (CREAN) Lifelong Learning Programme Partner
2010 Exploring the Nature and Causes of Students’ Views of, and Experiences with Racism And Ethnic Out-Groups In Cyprus: A Case-Study Approach Research Promotion Foundation Partner
2007-2013 Developing a Good Practice Guide and Training Manual for Young People’s Participation in Research, Policy and Practice Developments to Prevent and Combat Violence European Commission under the Daphne III Programme Partner
2007 Developing Children as Social Researchers UNDP-Act Coordinator
2005 Family 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 Program Coordinator for Cyprus
2005 Integrating Children’s Perspectives in Policy- making to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion Experienced by Single Parent Families: A Transnational, Comparative Approach Directorate of Employment, Social Affairs, and Equal Opportunities, European Commission Scientific Coordinator

Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees

Period Organization Title of Position or Service
Book Series, Palgrave Studies in Childhood and Youth Co-editor
2016-present Childhood: A Journal of Global Child Research Co-editor
2014-2016 Childhood: A Journal of Global Child Research Member of the Editorial Board
2013-present Wheelock International Journal of Children, Families, and Social Change Member of the Editorial Board
2010-present Children and Society Member of the Editorial Board

Awards/International Recognition

Other Achievements