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Stavros Stavrou Karayannis
Vice –Chairperson, Associate Professor Postcolonial Literature
School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences
Department of Humanities
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution
PhD: English (Postcolonial Literatures) University of Calgary, Canada
MA: English Dalhousie University, Canada
BA: English Trent University, Canada
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
2007 today European University Cyprus Cyprus Associate Professor
2004 2007 Cyprus College, Nicosia Nicosia, Cyprus Assistant Professor, English
2004, Summer University of Calgary Canada Sessional Instructor
Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol.
2018 Anamnesis and queer poe(/li)tics: Dissident sexualities and the erotics of transgression in Cyprus Journal of Greek Media & Culture 4: 2
2015 Vernacular Worlds, Cosmopolitan Imaginations Stephanos Stephanides Leiden: Brill/Rodopi
2015 “Modernism and Dance in the Middle East and North Africa” The Modernist World,(Routledge Worlds Series), Eds. Stephen Ross and Allana C. Lindgren. Routledge
2014 “En-Gendering Cypriots: From Colonial Landscapes to Postcolonial Identities” Constructing Identities: Cypriot Photography in Context, Eds Liz Wells, Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert & Nicos Philippou. London: I.B.Tauris
2012 “Migrant Goddess: Displacement, Gender and Transformation in Literature from Cyprus” On The Move: The Journey of Refugees in New Literatures in English, Eds Geetha Ganapathy- Doré and Helga Ramsay-Kurz. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
2009 “Native Motion and Imperial Emotion: Male Performers of the Orient and the Politics of the Imperial Gaze” The Male Dancer, Ed. Jennifer Fisher and Anthony Shay. Oxford: Oxford UP
2007-present Managing Editor: Cadences: A Journal of Literature and the Arts in Cyprus European University Cyprus
2006 Sexual Interactions: The Social Construction of Atypical Sexual Variations and Settings Andreas G. Philaretou, Constantinos N. Phellas Boca Raton: Universal Publishers
2004-2007 Assistant Editor: Cadences: A Journal of Literature and the Arts in Cyprus Cyprus College, Nicosia, Cyprus
2004 Dancing Fear and Desire: Race, Sexuality and Imperial Politics in Middle Eastern Dance Wilfrid Laurier, University Press, (Reprinted 2005, 2007, 2010)
Research Projects
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Organization Title of Position or Service
Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature Manuscript Reviews
Dance Research Journal Manuscript Reviews
Awards/International Recognition
Date Title Awarded by:
2014, Fall International Distinguished Visitor Award University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, Canada
2006 European Society for the Study of English (ESSE) Book Award for Cultural Studies for Dancing, Fear & Desire. Race, Sexuality & Imperial Politics in Middle Eastern Dance
Other Achievements