Dr. Katsikides, (1953), has studied Social/Economic Sciences and Sociology at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria. He served as Assistant and Lecturer at the University of Technology in Vienna (TU), Austria (1988-1995). He has also held visiting professorships at Leeds Metropolitan University, Central Connecticut State University, the University of Muenster, Vienna University of Technology, Queen Mary, University of London.(2012) and University of Graz. From 1995 to 1998 he has served as Assistant Professor at the University of Cyprus, 1998-2007 Associate Professor of Sociology and since 2007 Professor of Sociology. Elected President of the Cyprus Sociological Association. (2009-2010). His research interests are in the areas of European industrial Sociology, Sociology of work, Sociology of technology, organisational and sociological theory and European Economic and Social Integration. He has served as president of the European Community Studies Association – Cyprus (ECSA – Cyprus), Vice-President of the European Association of Telematic Applications, and Vice President of the Scientific Committee for Prevention of Drugs of the Anti-Drugs Council of the Republic of Cyprus (2001-2005). He was also a member of the permanent Bioethics Committee of the Republic of Cyprus (2002-2006). In 2004 he was awarded the Jean Monnet Chair in European Economic Integration (Social Europe), (2004-2007). Since 2010 he has been the Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the University of Cyprus.
 

Yiannis Papadakis (Ph.D. Social Anthropology, University of Cambrdge) is Professor at the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus. He is author of Echoes from the Dead Zone: Across the Cyprus Divide (I. B. Tauris, 2005, also translated in Greek and Turkish), co-editor of Divided Cyprus: Modernity, History and an Island in Conflict (Indiana University Press, 2006) and Cypriot Cinemas: Memory, Conflict and Identity in the Margins of Europe (Bloomsbury, 2014), and editor of a 2006 special issue of Postcolonial Studies on Cyprus, among others. His published work on Cyprus has focused on ethnic conflict, borders, nationalism, memory, museums, historiography, history education and cinema. His recent work explores issues of migration and social democracy in Denmark, based on fieldwork with Greek and Greek Cypriot immigrants in Copenhagen. He has received funding for external research grants and has acted as referee for numerous journals, publishing houses, and research organisations.
 

Victor Roudometof (PhD Pittsburgh, 1996, Sociology and Cultural Studies) has studied history, economics, cultural studies, and Sociology. He has held appointments at Princeton University, Washington and Lee University, Miami University and the American College of Thessaloniki. His publication record includes over 10 books (monographs and edited volumes) and 100+ articles, book chapters, and other contributions. He is Cyprus Program Director for the European Values Study and served as Principal Investigator for the survey’s 2008 Cyprus wave. He has served as referee and/or reviewer for major international publishers & scholarly journals. He has also served as external evaluator for stage agencies and research foundations in the Netherlands, Greece, Georgia, the USA & the Gulf states and in hiring, promotion and tenure review committees. He is Faculty Fellow with the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University & a member in the editorial boards of the European Journal of Social Theory, Nations and Nationalism, the Greek Review for Social Research, Interreligious Studies and Intercultural Theology and Religions. Full profile is offered at www.roudometof.com
 

Iasonas Lamprianou is Assistant Professor (Quantitative Methods) at the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus. His methodological interests include rater and coding effects, Rasch models and appropriateness measurement (person-fit), however he also has substantive interests on the far right, social/political trust and Sociology of education.
 

Dr. Sophia Stavrou is Lecturer in Sociology at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Cyprus. She is also Research Associate at the Mediterranean Center of Sociology (AMU-LAMES-CNRS). She has completed her university studies in the field of Sociology (License, Maîtrise, Master) and obtained a PhD in Sociology from Aix-Marseille Université in France in 2012, with a research fellowship for academic excellence from the Ministry Higher Education and Research, Rectorate of the Aix-Marseille Academy, and the PACA Regional Council. Previously she worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the research project "Enhancing Employability of Graduates of Humanities and Social Sciences" for which she received a research fellowship from the University of Cyprus (E.U.G.E, Postdoctoral Programs 2016). She taught at the University of Cyprus, Department of Social and Political Sciences (2013-2017) and Aix-Marseille University, Department of Sociology (2006-2010) and worked as Researcher at the French National Institute for Research INRP in Lyon (2006-2008). She also participated in large-scale international research programs in the field of European policies to combat social inequality in education, intra-European youth migration in the context of the economic crisis and youth employment. Her work has been published in international scientific journals, such as International Studies in Sociology of Education, Journal of Education Policy, Mots. Les Langages du Politique, among others, as well as in collective edited volumes in international academic publishing houses. She is the author of the monograph L'Université au diapason du Marché (L'Harmattan-Academia, 2017).