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Katerina Antoniou

Lecturer in Tourism, University of Central Lancashire

Katerina Antoniou is a lecturer in Tourism at the University of Central Lancashire Cyprus and a course leader for the BA (Hons) in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She specialises in tourism, peacebuilding and conflict resolution research. Research interests include peace and tourism, intergroup contact, dark tourism, and (de)securitisation. Katerina has received training on higher education, cross-cultural facilitation, and conflict mediation. She has also been involved in a variety of non-formal education initiatives, including youth empowerment workshops and intercommunal activities. She 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. She is a resident expert to the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Alternative and Innovative Methods (ICLAIM), and a Fulbright Alumna.


  • 2016–present
    Lecturer in Social Sciences, University of Central Lancashire


  • 2018 
    University of Central Lancashire, PhD in International Peacebuilding
  • 2011 
    London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc in International Relations Theory
  • 2010 
    Clark University, BA in Political Science and Economics


  • 2019
    Beyond the Speech Act, Antoniou, K. (2019). “Beyond the Speech Act: Contact, Desecuritization, and Peacebuilding in Cyprus”. Butler, M. J. (Ed.). Securitization Revisited: Contemporary Applications and Insights. Routledge.
  • 2019
    Visiting the ‘enemy’, Farmaki, A., Antoniou, K. and Christou, P. (2019). “Visiting the ‘enemy’: Visitation in politically unstable destinations”, Tourism Review, 74(3).
  • 2017
    Politicising dark tourism sites, Farmaki, A., and Antoniou, K. (2017). “Politicising dark tourism sites: Evidence from Cyprus”. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, 9(2), 175-186.
  • 2016
    De-Securitizing Identity, Antoniou, K. (2016), “De-Securitizing Identity: Narrative (In)Consistency in Periods of Transition”, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Science Index 112, International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering, 10(4), 1010 – 1016.