Olga Demetriou is a social anthropologist and holds a PhD (2002) from the London School of Economics. She joined PRIO Cyprus Centre in 2006, following post-doctoral appointments at Cambridge (Wolfson College) and Oxford (St Peter’s College) Universities. She has carried out fieldwork in western Thrace and Cyprus and has been working on issues of human rights, minority-state relations, refugeehood, gender, and migration. She is particularly interested in processes of subjectivisation in conditions of conflict and inequality.
Her work has appeared in several anthropological and inter-disciplinary journals, including the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, the International Feminist Journal of Politics, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Identities, and Cultural Anthropology. She is currently co-editor and book reviews editor at the journal The Cyprus Review.
She has been involved in a number of social justice initiatives in Cyprus, most recently the Gender Advisory Team (since 2009) which seeks to mainstream gender equality concerns in the peace building agenda.