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Professor Spyros Spyrou


Professor of Anthropology, European University Cyprus, Cyprus



Spyros Spyrou is Professor of Anthropology at European University Cyprus. His work has explored children’s identities (especially in relation to nationalism, migration, and borders), children’s activism and questions of poverty, social exclusion, and vulnerability. He is the author of Disclosing Childhoods: Research and Knowledge Production for a Critical Childhood Studies (2018, Palgrave Macmillan) and co-editor of Reimagining Childhood Studies (2019, Bloomsbury) and Children and Borders (2014, Palgrave Macmillan). He is also co-editor of the journal Childhood (SAGE), and co-editor of the book series Studies in Childhood and Youth (Palgrave).



Christou, G., Theodorou, E., and Spyrou, S. (2022) ‘The slow pandemic’: youth’s climate activism and the stakes for youth movements under Covid-19, Children's Geographies, DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2022.2026885

Theodou, E., Spyrou, S. and Christou, G. (2021) There is no Plan(et) B: youth activism in the fight against climate change in Cyprus GreeSE Papers, Hellenic Observatory Discussion Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe, Paper No. 166,  

Millei, Z., with Burman, E., Olsen, S., Spyrou, S., and Warming, H. (2021) Temporalizing Childhood: A Conversation with Erica Burman, Stephanie Olsen, Spyros Spyrou, and Hanne Warming. Journal of Childhood Studies46(4), 59-73. 

Spyrou, S., Theodorou, E., and Christou, G. (2021) Crafting futures with hope: Young climate activists’ imaginaries in an age of crisis and Uncertainty. Children & Society. 2021;00:1–16.

Spyrou, S., Theodorou, E. and Stylianidou, N. (2021) Fishy childhoods in space and time: intergenerational continuities and changes. Children's Geographies, DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2021.1983159

Spyrou, S. (2021) Editorial: A preliminary call for a critical public childhood studies. Childhood

Spyrou, S.(2020) Editorial: Children as Future-makers. Childhood 27(1) 3–7.

Spyrou, S. (2019) An Ontological Turn for Childhood Studies? Children and Society 33(4): 316-323

Spyrou, S., Rosen, R. and Cook, D., eds. (2019). Reimagining Childhood Studies. London: Bloomsbury.

Spyrou, S. (2018). Disclosing Childhoods: Research and Knowledge Production for a Critical Childhood Studies. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Spyrou, S. and Christou, M., eds. (2014). Children and Borders. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 


Childhood, youth, critical childhood studies, children's activism, children's identities, borders
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