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Mr Stratis-Andreas Efthymiou

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Stratis studied as both an undergraduate and postgraduate at the University of Sussex, completing his BA in Sociology (2008), MSc in Comparative and Cross- Cultural research methods in Sociology (2010) and PhD in Sociology (2014). His PhD is a qualitative driven research of Nationalism, Militiarism and Masculinity in Cyprus. He is the sole scholarship holder (2011) from the Cypriot State Scholarship Foundation.

During his time as a doctoral researcher he conducted research for national and international organisations, including the Commission of Human rights of Northern Ireland.


PhD Sociology, Nationalism, Militarism and Masculinity in Cyprus

MSc in Comparative and Cross- Cultural research methods  (in Sociology), University of Sussex

BA Hons Sociology, University of Sussex


Dr. Stratis Andreas Efthymiou is a sociologist with a specialisation on nationalism,

militarism, masculinity and identity in post-conflict societies. He has consulted a

number of governments, including Cyprus and Northern Ireland, on these issues.

Stratis has also been a country-assessor for Transparency International (U.K.)

Defence and Security programme. He has been a Visiting Researcher, at the

Defence Research Centre, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and at the University of

Copenhagen, Denmark. Amongst other, he is a member of the Sussex Centre for

Conflict and Security Research. Stratis holds a PhD in Sociology from the University

of Sussex, England, as well as an MSc in Comparative and Cross-Cultural Research

Methods. He has taught as a junior lecturer at the department of Sociology at the

University of Sussex. Most recently, Stratis has published an article for the Defence

Studies Journal on ‘the development of the ideology of defence in Cyprus’. He is

currently writing a book on ‘Nationalism, Militarism and Masculinity in Cyprus’ with

Palgrave Macmillan. His last policy work was as an international consultant for the

security dialogue project with direct impact on the UN Peace negotiations on Cyprus

in Geneva January 2017. He developed the concept of the multi-communal security

force with policy recommendations presented in the negotiations.