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Dr Evropi Chatzipanagiotidou

Dr Evropi Chatzipanagiotidou

BA Hons (University of Sussex), MSc (University of Oxford), DPhil (University of Sussex)

Lecturer in Social Anthropology

Advisor of Studies, Anthropology and Ethnomusicology / GEM Co-ordinator (Sem 1)

On Sabbatical Semester 2 2015-16

Phone : + 44 (0) 28 9097 3704

Office: Room 202, 14 University Square


Evi Chatzipanagiotidou joined the School as a Lecturer in Anthropology in January 2013 after receiving her DPhil in May 2012 from the University of Sussex. She also holds an MSc in Forced Migration (Oxford) and a BA in Social Anthropology (Sussex). She has previously taught Social Anthropology as an associate lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London (2012); and as an associate tutor at the University of Sussex (2007-2012), where she jointly received the Teaching Excellence Award in 2012. She also serves as features editor in the journal Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism published by Wiley-Blackwell.

Research Interest

Her research interests lie at the study of ethnicity, nationalism and anti-nationalism, peace activism, social memory and politics in conflict affected contexts. Her doctoral work, based on long-term fieldwork between 2006 and 2008 in London and Cyprus thematically contributes to political anthropology, migration and diaspora studies and the anthropology of activism through a multi-sited ethnographic study of the political connections between the Cypriot diaspora in the UK and Cyprus. It also makes contributions to the anthropology of technology through the study of the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the field of peace activism. Material from this work has been recently published in an edited volume on the politics of memory in Cyprus (edited by Y. Papadakis and R. Bryant) and Evropi is currently in the process of turning her doctoral work into a book manuscript.

More recently, she has started developing a new research project on ‘Materialities of cosmopolitanism at the border’ examining the transformation of ‘peace’ lines in post-conflict contexts into spaces of new types of sociality and exclusion with a particular theoretical focus on material culture and affect.


  • Chatzipanagiotidou, E. 2012 ‘The “Left-overs” of History: Reconsidering the "Unofficial" History of the Left in Cyprus and the Cypriot Diaspora’ in Bryant, R. and Y. Papadakis (eds), Cyprus and the Politics of Memory: History, Community and Conflict (I.B.Tauris, NY) ISBN: 9781780761077.

Entry on PURE research portal



ANT1001 Culture and Society

ANT2030 Dissertation Preparation in Social Anthropology

ANT2032/3145 Conflict and Peace in Comparative Perspective

ANT2035/3148 Migration, Displacements and Diasporas


PhD Supervision

Projects currently supervised:

  • ‘Lest We Forget: The politics of commemoration, loyalty and peacebuilding at the centenary of the Somme’
  • ‘Northern Irishness a “Shared Space”? Representations of Civic Identity in Northern Ireland’
  • ‘Re-Imaging Belfast: Art and Policy in Post- Conflict Northern Ireland’
  • ‘Armagh: Self, Other and Space in a Shared City’


I welcome MA and PhD queries and I warmly invite applications on the following themes:

  • The anthropology of conflict, war, violence, peacebuilding, peace activism, civil society
  • Ethnicity, nationalism, anti-nationalism, identity, politics, the state
  • Diasporas, migration, transnationalism, globalisation
  • Borders, divided and shared spaces, Information and Communication Technologies in conflict and peace
  • Memory, contested histories, embodiment,  material culture, anthropology of space and place