Charalambos Demetriou

Senior Lecturer


Chares Demetriou (Ph.D. 2005, Columbia University) is a political and historical sociologist with primary expertise on Ireland and Cyprus. Prior to his arrival in Lund, he held appointments in Russia, the UK (Northern Ireland), Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Israel/Palestine, Italy, and the US, including four postdoctoral fellowships.

Main research areas:
1 Social Movements, Political Violence, and Radicalization
2 Social Boundaries and Public Identity Transformations
3 Processual Theory and Epistemology

Current research and teaching:
My work has developed in three main areas: (1) the study of social movement radicalization and related political violence; (2) the macroscopic analysis of public identity transformations, especially as they relate to social boundaries and different styles of rule; and (3) the connection between sociological theory and epistemology, particularly with respect to processes and mechanisms. Combining all three areas but mostly developing the first of them, the major project on which I currently work studies the legitimization of political violence in Ireland (early 20th century) and Cyprus (mid 20th century).


My teaching covers piecemeal some of my areas of research, but mostly regards the general instruction of methods, epistemology, and theory.

Recent research outputs

Chares Demetriou, 2020, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism. Stone, J., Rutledge, D., Rizova, P. & Hou, X. (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell, p. 421-436 436 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Chares Demetriou, 2019, In: Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. 57, 4, p. 403-420

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eitan Y. Alimi & Chares Demetriou, 2018 Jul 4, In: Social Movement Studies. 17, 4, p. 478-484

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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