The team

Venetia Papa is a Lecturer in Journalism and Media Studies of the University of Cyprus. She has received her Ph.D. in Communication and Internet Studies from the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) and her MA and BA from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis in France. Her doctoral dissertation investigated the potential in both meaning and practices of ICT-mediated social movements and identified the meanings of active citizenship today within the contours of social movement activity. From 2010 to 2018 she was employed at the Cyprus University of Technology as a Research Associate. She has published several scientific articles in refereed journals in the field of Media and Communication studies such as the European Journal of Communication and the Information, Communication, and Society. She is the co-author of the book Mobilisations numeriques: Politiques du conflit et technologies mediatiques (Les Presses des Mines, 2017). Read more…

Nikandros Ioannidis is a research associate at the research lab ‘DAT-ACT’ of the University of Cyprus in Nicosia. At the same time, he is a postgraduate student at University College London (UCL) in Democracy and Comparative Politics. He was the valedictorian and the student (2018-2019) with the highest GPA of the previous academic year at Cyprus University of Technology, where he conducted his bachelor’s degree in Communication and Internet Studies. His research interests combine new media studies, contemporary democracies and political participation.

Dr. Theodoros Kouros is a post-doctoral research associate at the DAT-ACT lab, specializing in the study of the everyday state, strategies and tactics, immigration, nationalism, as well as space and place. His studies include a BA in Sociology (University of Crete), an MA in Social Anthropology (University of Ioannina), and a Ph.D. in Sociology (University of Cyprus). He has participated in numerous research projects and has published his work in journals and edited volumes.