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Olga Demetriou

Department of Social and Political Sciences
Cyprus University of Technology


Olga Demetriou studied anthropology at the LSE and carried out post-doctoral research in Cambridge and Oxford. She has also worked with Amnesty International on human rights in Greece and Cyprus and is senior research consultant for the Peace Research Institute, Oslo. She has been analysing issues of citizenship, representation, and community boundaries since the late 1990s. Her monograph, Capricious Borders, published by Berghahn in 2013 explores the relation between processes of making and becoming minority in western Thrace. Other work, in international and regional journals, concerns migration, refugeehood, gender, and heritage. She has taught on all these issues in Cyprus and abroad, including at Oxford University in the UK, Princeton in the US, and the University of Nicosia in Cyprus.

Research Interest

Pluralism and the Body Politic in Greece,Anthropological Analysis and Interpretation,Introduction to Social Anthropology, Gender in Society,Introduction to Sociology, European Cultures, Cultural Studies,


  • Constantinou, Costas, Olga Demetriou and Mete Hatay (eds). 2012. Conflicts of Heritage in the Balkans and the Near East – Special Issue of the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies 14 (2)

  • Demetriou, Olga (ed). 2013. The Anthropology of Cyprus: Tribute to Peter Loizos – Special Issue of The Cyprus Review 25 (1)

  • Demetriou, Olga. 2013. Capricious Borders: Minority, Population, and Counter-Conduct between Greece and Turkey Oxford: Berghahn

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