Staff Catalogue


Language Centre
Campus Supplementary Offices (CSO), 15
University Campus

Andreas received his BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Cyprus, graduating with excellence in 2003. A year later he completed his MA at the University of Leeds, graduating with Merit. he is currently teaching at the University of Cyprus, having completed his PhD in English Literature and Comparative Cultural Studies in 2013 on a full scholarship from the Government of Cyprus. His PhD dissertation explored socio-political connotations of desire and sexuality in the works of Hanif Kureishi. He has published articles and book chapters on Islamic fundamentalism, desire, memory and identity in the Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Indi@Logs, the Journal of Mediterranean Studies and Autofiction. He is currently working as a contributor in Brian-Keith Bergen-Aurand and Andrew Grossman's Encyclopaedia of Queer Cinema.

He has been teaching at the University of Cyprus since 2014, mostly courses such as General Advanced English, Business English, Academic English, English for Technical Purposes, English for Computer Science etc. He has also been teaching in the Adult Education Centre of the University since 2015, with the classes' levels ranging from A2 to B2.



PhD in English Literature and Comparative Cultural Studies

English Literature. Thesis title: Re-imagining Desire and Sexuality in Hanif Kureishi. Academic Interests: Postcolonial studies, cultural studies, sexuality, psychoanalysis in literature, autobiography, partition literature and cinematic studies.

University of Cyprus


MA in English Literature (Grade Awarded: Merit)

English Literature. Graduated with Merit. Thesis title: Obscure Images: Parental Relations and Representations in the works of Virginia Woolf. Areas of specialisation: Representation of the Androgynous Subject in English Literature, Gothic Literature, 20th Century American Literature, Academic Writing

University of Leeds, UK


BA in English Language and Literature (Grade Awarded: Excellent)

English Language and Literature. Graduated with Excellence (GPA: 8.7/10). Areas of specialisation: Literature and Psychoanalysis, English Novel, Postcolonial Literature, TEFOL, Translation studies, Academic Writing.

University of Cyprus

Academic Interests: Using literature to teach languages, sociological aspects of language teaching, TEFOL, Translation studies, Academic Writing, Postcolonialism, sexuality, memory, life writing, cinematic studies. 




  1. 437th International Conference on Language, Literature and Culture (ICLLC), Using Autobiographical Literature in Language Teaching: Kiev, Ukraine, 16-17 February 2019
  2. 2nd ICRTEL (International Conference on Research in Teaching, Education & Learning): “Going online: Pilot Study for Designing a Digital General Advanced English (DigiB) course”. Budapest, 26-27 September 2018
  3. QueerFemSEE International Conference: Queer and Feminist Studies in Eastern Europe, 17 – 19 November 2017, University of Bucharest
  4. Mediterranean Fractures: Contested Pasts, Unrealised Futures, University of Valetta, Malta, 5-6 November 2015.
  5. Ideology in Postcolonial Texts and Contexts (GAPS), Munster, Germany, 14-16 May 2015.
  6. Family History: Facilitating Intergenerational and Intercultural Exchange. Estonian Literary Museum, Tartu, Estonia, 3-4 November 2014.
  7. Asking Big Questions Again. Euroacademia,Prague, 21-22 February, 2014.
  8. Revisiting Sexualities in the 21st century. 2nd Biannual Cyprus Sociological Association Conference: University of Nicosia, 7-9 June 2013.
  9. ESSE 2012 Conference, Bogazici University, Constantinople, Seminar 29: Redefining Britishness in Contemporary Black British Writing: British Identities and the Identity of Britain, 4-8 September 2012.
  10. 1st Annual CYSSE Conference, University of Nicosia, Cyprus, 23 March 2012.
  11. “Love, Sex, Desire and the (Post)Colonial”, Royal Holloway, London, UK, 28-29 October 2011. 
  12. 15th Triennial ACLALS Conference “Strokes Across Cultures”, University of Cyprus, 6-11 June 2010.


Chapters in Books

  1. "Imagining Pasts, Writing Lives—Familial Narratives, Memory, and the ‘Ideological I’ in Imbi Paju’s Memories Denied". In: Ideology in Postcolonial Texts and Contexts. Katja Sarkowsky and Mark U. Stein (eds). Brill Rodopi, November 2020, pp. 106-127, ISBN: 978-90-04-43745-6. 
  2. “Revisiting the Raj Revival Genre: Expressions of Masculinity in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”. Constantinos Phellas (ed). In    Revisiting Sexualities in the 21st Century. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2015, pp 44-58, ISBN: 978-1-  4438-7436-6.
  3.  Re-imagining Identity: Revisiting Hanif Kureishi’s My Beautiful Laundrette”. In: Performing Identity and Gender in Literature, Theatre and the Visual Arts. Panagiota Chrysochou (ed). Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Lady Stephenson Library, Newcastle upon Tyne, January 2017, ISBN: 978-1-4438-4309-6
  4. Contributor in: Bergen-Aurand, Brian-Keith and Grossman, Andrew. Encyclopaedia of Queer Cinema. (Forthcoming, 2018)

     Articles in refereed journals

  1. “Familial Conduits of Remembrance: Storytelling and Belonging in Fractured Cyprus”. Journal of Mediterranean Studies, Vol. 26, 2017, No1: 55-68, ISSN: 1016-3476.
  2. "Re-thinking Desire: Constructing the Male Self in Hanif Kureishi". Auto/Fiction 2:1, 2017, pp.66-82. 
  3. “Tell me a Story, Dad - (Post)memory and the Archaeology of Subjectivity in Hanif Kureishi's My Ear at His Heart”. In Tournay, Petra and Ulrike-Pirker, Eva (eds) Special Issue: Britishness beyond the New Britain: British Identities and the Identity of Britain in Recent Black/Asian British Writing. Journal of Postcolonial Writing. 2016, Volume: 52, Issue: 01, pp. 26 - 37.
  4. "Reposessing Islam: Affective Identity and Islamic Fundamentalism in Hanif Kureishi". IndiaLogs,Vol 2, 2015, pp. 55-71, ISSN: 2339-8523.