Dr Katerina Antoniou

Dr Katerina Antoniou holds a BA in Political Science and Economics from Clark University, Massachusetts, an MSc in International Relations Theory from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in International Peacebuilding from the University of Central Lancashire, Preston. Dr Antoniou specialises in peacebuilding and conflict resolution research, and has particularly examined group membership and interaction among peacebuilding professionals in Cyprus. Her recent publications include peer- reviewed articles and book chapters on the desecuritization of identity through intergroup contact, the patterns of intergroup interaction and visitation in post- conflict societies, and the politicisation of dark tourism sites. Additional research interests include the contribution of tourism to peacebuilding, and the examination of peacebuilding projects as liminal sites. Dr Antoniou has been involved with the ICLAIM Social Mediation initiative (2018-present). She acted as a reviewer for the ICLAIM Social Mediation

Handbook, has written about Social Mediation and the Cyprus conflict in various media, and has been involved in the delivery of social mediation training throughout the island, and in the development of a nationwide Social Mediators Network. Dr Katerina Antoniou is a lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire Cyprus and a course leader for the BA (Hons) in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Dr Antoniou has received training on higher education and cross-cultural facilitation. She has also been involved in a variety of non- formal education initiatives, including youth empowerment workshops and intercommunal activities, and is a Fulbright Alumna.