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Research Project funded by the European Union under the EU Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community

Implemented by the Research Institute Promitheas and the Memory and Narrative Centre

Project Team


Dr Sotiroula Yiasemi

Project Coordinator

Financial/Project Manager

at the Research Institute Promitheas

Dr. Sotiroula Yiasemi holds a PhD in Translation Studies. She has extensive experience in European programs proposals drafting, planning, coordinating and implementing, in financial and project management, event planning and implementing, project coaching and training, organising and coordinating events, conferences, seminars and workshops.

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Chrysostomos Pashiardis

Technical Officer

Head of Archives

at the Research Institute Promitheas

Chrysostomos Pashiardis has a degree in History and Archeology of the University of Cyprus. He has worked on site in archeological excavation projects of the Archeology Department of the University.

He has been the Head of the Archives Department at the Research Institute Promitheas since 2014 and is responsible, among others, for Archive keeping, scanning, decoding, data recording, web catalogue structuring.


Dr Dimitris


Scientific Supervisor

Lecturer in Journalism and Media at the Department of Social & Political Sciences of the University of Cyprus

Dimitris Trimithiotis is a lecturer in Journalism and Media at the Department of Social & Political Sciences of the University of Cyprus. He holds a PhD in Sociology from Aix-Marseille University, France (2013). His research is mainly located in the fields of sociology of news, media and journalism studies, media discourse and political communication. He participated in several European research projects mainly on the journalistic coverage of elections and of politics and the discursive construction of reality. He published his work in international peer-reviewed editions in English, French and Greek language.


Dr Alexis


Head Researcher

PhD in History

Alexis Alecou holds a PhD in Political Science and History. He has taught History at various universities in Cyprus and has been a Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies of University of London. Current work includes the study of the Cyprus problem, post-war Greece and Cyprus, nationalism, contemporary political history and British colonialism.


Stavroula Michael


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Dr Christiana Voniati


Chris Voniati is a social scientist. She holds a PhD in Communications and Media from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and has an academic background in political sciences (BA), critical theory and cultural studies (MA). H. Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked as a journalist for five years (2007-2012)- first as head of international news department in Politis, and then as political editor in Kathimerini.





İlayda Taşkaya is a molecular biologist working on scientific projects at the Cyprus Wildlife Research Institute. She is also in charge of the Cyprus Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre, the rescue and the support line.  She carries out nature, environment and wildlife conservation studies. She is about to complete her second university studies on conservation studies





Lema Gözay studied molecular biology and genetics. She has been working as the Ecology Secretary of the Sol Hareket since 2021. She also worked as an editor at Gıynık Newspaper and Zirve Kıbrıs Newspaper in the northern part of Cyprus. 

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of Project Partner

President of the BoD

of the Memory and Narrative Centre


Mine Balman has sixteen years of experience in project management. She worked within the management team of the project of the Committee on Missing Persons, where she contributed to peace and reconciliation process of Cyprus. She has been active in peace-building activities for more than 20 years. As a storyteller, producer, she has been producing films/documentaries to contribute to the peace-building, reconciliation, confrontation with the past, and conflict-resolution activities in post-conflict Cyprus

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Project Partner


Member of the BoD

of the Memory and Narrative Centre

Bulut Ünvan studied Political Science at the Nottingham Trent University and Philosophy at the University of Greenwich in London. He completed his MA in Western Literature at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Leuven, Belgium. He worked at OT Literary Magazine in Istanbul. He has worked as researcher at the Turkish Cypriot Member's Office of the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus and then taught literature and creative writing at The English School for two years. He is currently pursuing his PhD at the Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cyprus. He is the editor of the monthly culture and arts magazine

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