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Welcome to my webpage. I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cyprus. My research interests include comparative politics, post-conflict transitional justice and human rights. My work has been published in Comparative Political Studies, West European Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Psychology, European Journal of International Relations, Nations and Nationalism and Cooperation and Conflict, among others. My most recent book ‘Grassroots Activism and the Evolution of Transitional Justice‘ (CUP, 2017) received Honorable Mention in International Studies Association book award.

My current research exploring the logic of the crime of disappearances in repressive and (post)conflict settings is funded by a European Research Council Consolidator Grant (2023-2028). Past research projects had received funding by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) the British Academy and other funding bodies.