Dr. Athanasia Hadjigeorgiou

Dr Athanasia Hadjigeorgiou is an Assistant Professor in Transitional Justice and Human Rights at the University of Central Lancashire – Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus) and a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics Hellenic Observatory. She holds an LLB with First Class Honours from University College London (2006-2009), an LLM from the University of Cambridge (2009-2010) and a PhD from King’s College London (2011-2015). Her monograph, entitled Protecting Human Rights and Building Peace in Post-violence Societies: An Underexplored Relationship (Hart Publishing, 2020) focuses on the protection of human rights in Cyprus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern Ireland and South Africa.

Dr Hadjigeorgiou has been awarded the Graduate School Studentship from King’s College London (2011-2014), the Leventis Scholarship for academic excellence and research potential (2012-2014) and the Cyprus State Scholarship for academic excellence (2009-2010). She is also the editor of an edited book entitled Identity, Belonging and Human Rights (Brill, 2019) and has published a range of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the area of human rights in Cyprus and elsewhere, in both Greek and English. In 2020, she led two research projects, one funded by the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) Foundation and the other by the Hellenic Observatory of the London School of Economics. Both projects have resulted in outputs, including reports, videos and blog articles, all of which have been disseminated to interested groups at the grass-roots level through ICLAIM. Her full academic profile is available at nasiahadjigeorgiou.com