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Dr Katerina Antoniou


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PhD Peacebuilding (University of Central Lancashire, awaiting confirmation)

MSc International Relations Theory (London School of Economics, 2011)

BA Political Science and Economics (double major) (Clark University, 2010)

PGCert of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, 2015


Employment Track

Associate Lecturer in Tourism, UCLan Cyprus (2014-2016)

Associate Project Manager, Youth Power, UNDP-ACT (2011-2013)

Model UN Head Delegate/Teaching Assistant, Clark University (2009-2010)


Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • International Studies Association (ISA)
  • Cyprus Youth Council Pool of Trainers
  • Fulbright Alumni Network


Research Interests

Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolution, Group Identity, Dark Tourism, Post-conflict Travel Behaviour


Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • Course Leader, BA (Hons) Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Modules Taught: International Tourism Management, The Tourist: Behaviour and Culture, Foundations in Scholarship Research and Technology, Tourism in Action, International Hospitality Management


Selective Publications

  • Farmaki, A., & Antoniou, K. (2017). Politicising dark tourism sites: evidence from Cyprus. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes9(2), 175-186.

Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations

  • ISA Annual Convention, San Fransisco (April 2018). “Redefining Security, Revisited: Assessing Securitization in Application” (Panel Member)
  • IPSA Conference, University of Cyprus, Nicosia (July 2017). “Civil Society’s Role in Conflict Resolution Processes”
  • WASET International Conference, Boston (April 2016). “De-securitizing Identity: Narrative (In)consistency in Periods of Transition”
  • 7th Biennial Hellenic Observatory PhD Symposium, London, UK (June 2015). “Positive Implications of Dark Tourism in a de facto Post-conflict Area” (Panel Member)


Selective Research Funding/ Grant Capture

  • Youth Ambassadors for Cross-Cultural Dialogue, UNDP/USAID, 2012-13.
  • Youth Activism II, UNDP-ACT, 2012-13.



  • Research NoW! Conference Presentation Award (2014)
  • ΠΣΑ National Political Science Honor Society, USA (2010)
  • ΟΔΕ International Honor Society for Economics (2010)
  • “Who’s Who” in American Colleges and Universities (2010)
  • Harvard Model United Nations Honorable Mention (2010, 2009)
  • Clark University Presidential Scholarship (2006)
  • Fulbright Scholarship for Undergraduate Studies (2006)


Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

  • Consultant, Cyprus Digital Champion (2014, 2015)
  • Trainer, Young Ideas for Europe, GC School of Careers, Nicosia (March 2014)
  • Trainer, European Parliament Roadshow, European Parliament (February 2014)
  • Organiser, Youth Power Skills Workshop Series (June 2013)
  • Organiser, Youth Power Entrepreneurship Training (April 2013)
  • Organiser, Cultural Field Trip to the Palestinian territories (November 2012)
  • Organiser, Youth Power Empowerment Workshops (October 2012)
  • National Facilitator, Cyprus EU Presidency Youth Conference, Nicosia (September 2012)