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Alexios Alecou, PhD

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Fellow, SAS, University of London
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Researcher
City
Nicosia
Country
Cyprus

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Dr Alexios Alecou

Curriculum Vitae

August 2014

 

ADDRESS

Antinou 12A

2034 Strovolos

Nicosia, Cyprus

 

[email protected]

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RESEARCH INTERESTS

Postwar Greece and Cyprus

Contemporary political history

Colonialism and Britain

South European political history (parties, elections, institutions)

 

 

RESEARCH METHODS

Qualitative content analysis, Elite and non-elite interviews, Archival research

 

 

EDUCATION

PhD, POLITICAL HISTORY

Department of Political Science and History

Panteion University of Athens, January 2012

Degree: First class honours

 

MA, POLITICAL SCIENCE & SOCIOLOGY

Department of Political Science

National Kapodestrian University of Athens, June 2005

Degree: First class honours

 

Visitor studies at LSE (Scholarship  of University of Athens)

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), April 2005

 

BA, POLITICAL SCIENCE & HISTORY

Department of Political Science and History

Panteion University of Athens, September 2003

Degree: Upper second

 

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Visiting Lecturer, Open University Cyprus

(Teaching History of the Republic of Cyprus; Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2013-today)

 

Visiting Lecturer, European University Cyprus

(Teaching History of Cyprus, Fall 2012-spring 2014)

 

Academic Consultant, Press and Information Office, Republic of Cyprus

Coordinator of an EU co-funded project for the “Digitalization of Cyprus newspapers, 1878-2013” (Jan. 2013-today)

 

Ministry of Labour, Republic of Cyprus

Coordinator of the EU co-funded project “Introducing the Disability Evaluation System (ICF) in Cyprus”. (2007-2012)

 

 

Books

(2012). 1948: Ο Ελληνικός Εμφύλιος και η Κύπρος [1948: TheGreekCivilWarandCyprus]. Nicosia: Power Publishers.

 

 

EDITOR IN EDITED VOLUMES

(forthcoming). ΤοΝΑΤΟστηΝοτιοανατολικήΜεσόγειο: Κρίσεις, επικρίσειςκαιαναλύσεις [NATO in SouthEast Mediterranean: Opinions, Critics and Analysis] (with C. Constantinou)

 

(forthcoming). ΟΧρήσιμοςΕχθρός: κείμεναγιατηνκατασκευήτου «Άλλου» [The Useful Enemy: papers on the construction of the “Other”]

 

 

ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

(2014). "The Church of Cyprus: Political Modulator and Financial Power".The International Journal of Humanities & Social Studies, 2 (7), pp. 171-181.

 

(accepted for publication)The Greek Civil War in Cyprus: Ideology, Tactics and the Division of Society”. Journal of Mediterranean Studies.

 

(accepted for publication) “Britain’s colonial model of social control: The case of Cyprus”. History Today.

 

(accepted for publication)“Shaping Identities: The Cypriot Left and the Communist Party of Greece in the 1940s”. Journal of Modern Greek Studies.

 

“British Security: Confronting the communist and the nationalist threat in Cyprus, 1920-1955”

Co-authored with A. Kapardis

Under review

 

 

CONTRIBUTIONS TO EDITED VOLUMES

(2013) “ΗίδρυσητουΚομμουνιστικούΚόμματοςΚύπρου” [The foundation of the Communist Party of Cyprus]. In G. Giorgis and Y. Katsourides(eds), The Cypriot Left in the first period of the British Rule, pp. 87-97. (Athens: Taxideftis)

 

(forthcoming). “ΤοΝΑΤΟστηνΚύπρο: Απότηνανεξαρτησίαστηνεξάρτηση” [NATO in Cyprus: from independence to dependency]. In A. Alecou and C. Constantinou (eds), ΤοΝΑΤΟστηΝοτιοανατολικήΜεσόγειο: Κρίσεις, επικρίσειςκαιαναλύσεις[NATO in SouthEast Mediterranean: Opinions, Critics and Analysis]

 

(forthcoming). “The necessity of enemies in History”. In A. Alecou (ed), ΟΧρήσιμοςΕχθρός: κείμεναγιατηνκατασκευήτου «Άλλου» [The Useful Enemy: papers on the construction of the “Other”]

 

(forthcoming). “The importation of Greek nationalism in Cyprus”. In P. Nicolaou and Th. Kyritsi (eds), The emergence and development of nationalism in Cyprus.

 

(forthcoming). “ΟπολιτικόςκαιιδεολογικόςρόλοςτηςΕκκλησίαςτηςΚύπρου, 1960-2012” [The political and ideological role of the Church of Cyprus, 1960-2012]. In Y. Katsourides (ed.), ΘεσμοίτηςΚυπριακήςΔημοκρατίας[Institutions of the Republic of Cyprus] (Athens: Taxideftis)

 

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

(2009). "The influence of the Greek civil war on the division of the Greek-Cypriot community’s local society”.

http://www.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/research/hellenicObservatory/pdf/4th_%20Symposium/PAPERS_PPS/HISTORY%20II/ALECOU.pdf

 

(forthcoming). Book Review of Noah Riseman (2012). Defending Whose Country? Indigenous Soldiers in the Pacific War. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press). The Journal of Army History.  

 

(forthcoming). Book Review of Catherine Corrigal-Brown (2012). Patterns of Protest: Trajectories of Participation in Social Movements. (Stanford, Ca.: Stanford University Press). Political Studies Review

 

(forthcoming). Book Review of Yiannos Katsourides (2014). History of the Communist Party in Cyprus: Colonialism, Class and the Cypriot Left. (London: IB Tauris).Historical Review.

 

 

CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

Conference presentation, “The influence of the Greek Civil War on the division of the Greek –Cypriot community’s local society”, Conference «Exploring the History of Cyprus 1878-2010», InstituteofCommonwealthStudies, UniversityofLondon, March 2011.

 

Conference presentation, “The influence of the Greek civil war in crystallization of Left and Right in Cyprus, 1945-1950”, Conference «4thHellenicObservatoryPhDSymposiumonContemporaryGreeceandCyprus», LondonSchoolofEconomicsandPoliticalScience (LSE), June 2009.

 

 

CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR ORGANIZATION

(forthcoming) 'Acceleration of History’, 25-27 March 2015, University of London and European University Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus.

 

 

GRANTS AND RECOGNITION

Visiting Fellowship, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, January 2014-today

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

·         Board Member of the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (Cybc), 2012-2013

·         Vice-President of the Parole Board of Cyprus, 2010-2013

·         Member of the Scientific Board of the Research Institute “Promitheas”, 2011-today

·         Vice-President of the Board of the Research Institute for Strategic Development (RISD), 2013

·         Member of the Hellenic Political Science Association (HPSA), 2003

 

 

SOFTWARE FAMILIARITY

Ms Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), SPSS, E-Learning (Blackboard)

 

 

LANGUAGES

Greek: Native

English: Fluent

 

 

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