BA Hons (University of Sussex), MSc (University of Oxford), DPhil (University of Sussex)
Lecturer in Social Anthropology
Advisor of Studies, Anthropology and Ethnomusicology
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.
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.