Staff Catalogue


Department of Education
Theophanides, 409
11-13 Dramas str.
Zelia Gregoriou holds a PhD in Philosophy of Education, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, MA in Philosophy of Education, MA minor in Gender Studies and postgraduate diploma in Criticism and Interpretive Theory She has taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, at Georgia Southern University, at the University of Nicosia (Director of the Educational Studies Program) and, since 2000, she is teaching at the University of Cyprus, Department of Education. Her teaching covers subjects of critical pedagogy, history of education, politics and theories of intercultural education, and postcolonial theory.
Her philosophical studies focus on the ethics of difference and poststructuralist framings of subjectivity and responsibility, with particular interest in the writings of Derrida, Levinas, Foucault and Agamben. As a philosopher of education, she is interested in developing new links between philosophy and education, analyzing and evaluating educational goals, frameworks of policy and school cultures, and developing new idioms of educational theory. Her current research focuses on discourse analysis of intercultural education (technologies of bio-politics in tolerance and migrant integration), gender and integration politics, and pedagogical mourning (with emphasis on the memorialisation and transfer of trauma; responsibility as unfinished mourning).
“Resisting the Pedagogical Domestication of Cosmopolitanism: From Nussbaum’s Concentric Circles of Humanity to Derrida’s Aporetic Ethics of Hospitality” (Philosophy of Education Society Yearbook)“De-Scribing Hybridity in ‘Unspoiled’Cyprus: Postcolonial Tasks for Theory of Education” (Comparative Education)“Deleuze’s notion of Minoritarianism: Towards a Minor Philosophy of Education” (Educational Philosophy and Theory) “The Europeanization of Ethnocentrism: The performativity of new Borders in Cyprus” (Hagar, International Social Science Review) The aporia of Recognition: Reckoning with Multiculturalism in Cyprus (forthcoming in Educational Theory). Questioning the Location of Gender in Integration Discourses and Policies (in Young Migrant Women in Secondary Education, University of Nicosia Press 2011)(with Georgina Christou) The Dubious Gift/Debt of Integration: Patriarchal Regimes, Ethnicity and Sexuality in the School Lives of Migrant Girls in Cyprus (in Young Migrant Women in Secondary Education, University of Nicosia Press 2011)Gender, Migration and Intercultural Interactions in the Mediterranean and South- East Europe: Thematic Research Report on “InterculturalEducation”