Dr Olga Demetriou, PhD (LSE) Social Anthropology
(email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Olga Demetriou joined the Durham Global Security Institute at the School of Government in 2018 and has been its Programme Director since 2019. She has trained in social anthropology and has been researching issues of minority rights, gender, displacement, and refugeehood, for the last two decades. She has authored two monographs, Capricious Borders: Minority, Population and Counter-Conduct between Greece and Turkey (Berghahn, 2013/2017) and Refugeehood and the Post Conflict Subject: Reconsidering Minor Losses (SUNY Press, 2018) and co-edited, with Rozita Dimova, The Political Materialities of Borders: New Theoretical Directions (Manchester University Press, 2018). She was previously affiliated with the PRIO and the University of Cyprus, where she taught socio-legal theory, transitional justice, anthropology, and feminism. Prior to that, she was Amnesty International's researcher on Greece and Cyprus, focusing on migrant and minority rights. She has led projects on borders, displacement, gender, and minorities. As an engaged scholar, she participated in numerous peace-building initiatives in Cyprus and has been a member of the Technical Committee on Gender Equality attached to the peace negotiations there.
Gender, Security, and Post-Conflict Reconstruction
Conflict Prevention and Sustainable Peace
Capstone: Humanitarian Simulation Exercise
Ethnography of Migration and Refugee Regimes
Political orders in Greece, Cyprus, and Turkey
- Conflict and crisis
- Minorities, migration and refugeehood in the citizenship regime
- Law in the everyday
- Gender, security and peacebuilding
Conflict Analysis(66 hours/year.)
Conflict Prevention and Sustainable Peace(98 hours/year.)
Field trip (Cyprus)(192 hours/year.)
Gender, Security and Postconflict Reconstruction(132 hours/year.)
Post-Conflict Reconstruction(195 hours/year.)
- Capstone: Humanitarian Simulation Exercise (85 hours/year.)
- Dissertation supervision (120 hours/year.)
- Demetriou, Olga M. (2018). Refugeehood and the Post Conflict Subject: Reconsidering Minor Losses. New York State University of New York Press.
- Demetriou, Olga (2013). Capricious Borders: Minority, Population, and Counter-Conduct between Greece and Turkey. Berghahn Books.
- Demetriou, Olga & Dimova, Rozita (2018). The Political Materialities of Borders: New Theoretical Directions. Rethinking Borders. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Chapter in book
- Demetriou, Olga & Hadjipavlou, Maria (2020). Women and Peace Negotiations in Cyprus. In The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies. Richmond, Oliver & Visoka, Gezim Palgrave. online.
- Demetriou, Olga (2015). Grand Ruins: Ledra Palace Hotel and the Rendering of ‘Conflict’ as Heritage in Cyprus. In War and Cultural Heritage: Biographies of Place. Stig Sørensen, Marie Louise & Viejo-Rose, Dacia Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 183-207.
- Demetriou, Olga & Erdal Ilican, Murat (2019). A peace of bricks and mortar: thinking ceasefire landscapes with Gramsci. International Journal of Heritage Studies 25(9): 897-913.
- Demetriou, Olga (2019). Complementary Protection and the Recognition Rate as Tools of Governance: Ordering Europe, fragmenting Rights. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
- Demetriou, Olga & Hadjipavlou, Maria (2018). The Impact of Women's Activism on the Peace Negotiations in Cyprus. Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 24(1): 50-65.
- Demetriou, Olga (2016). Counter-Conduct and the Everyday: Anthropological Engagements with Philosophy. Global Society 30(2): 218-237.
- Demetriou, Olga (2014). ‘Struck by the Turks’ reflections on Armenian refugeehood in Cyprus. Patterns of Prejudice 48(2): 167-181.
- Demetriou, Olga & Hadjipavlou, Maria (2014). a feminist position on sharing governmental power and forging citizenship in Cyprus: proposals for the ongoing peace negotiations. Feminist Review 107(1): 98-106.
- Demetriou, Olga (2012). The Militarization of Opulence. International Feminist Journal of Politics 14(1): 56-77.
Available for media contact about:
- Conflict and resolution: the experience of law in everyday life, particularly as it relates to citizenship status, gender equality, and situations of conflict and emergency
- Security, territory and boundaries: the relationship between people and borders in humanitarian emergencies and in contested territories