Dr. Charis Xinari

School : School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences
Department : Department of Humanities
Position : Chairperson Associate Professor, Critical and Cultural Theory

Dr. Charis Xinari Mailing Address
Nicosia
Cyprus

22713120 22713120

Email: C.Xinaris@euc.ac.cy C.Xinaris@euc.ac.cy

Profile

Dr Charis Xinari holds a doctorate degree and an MSc in English Literature from The University of Edinburgh, as well as a BA from the University of Cyprus. She previously taught at the University of Edinburgh for several years and has worked at the University of Cyprus both as a Special Scientist and a Visiting Lecturer. She was the director of the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School (SUISS) from 2004 to 2006. She was appointed Lecturer in English Literature at European University Cyprus in 2007 and became an Assistant Professor in 2011.Her doctorate examined gender subjectivity and embodiment through transsexual narratives in relation to the work of British author Angela Carter in whose work she specializes. Her research interests, conference presentations and publications lie in the areas of Twentieth Century British Literature, Postmodernism, and Gender with a particular interest in matters of the body both in literature and cultural theory and practice. She was the Guest Editor of the inaugural issue of the Journal of Critical Studies in Business and Society which was dedicated to gender. She is currently involved in an ESF project on Media Studies, and is interested in examining issues of media literacy from the perspective of Critical and Cultural Theory.

Professional Memberships

  • ECREA – European Communication and Research Education Association
  • IAMCR- International Association for Media and Communication Research, Member
  • ICA- International Association Communication, Member
  • ESSE- European Society for the Study of English, Member
  • CYSSE- Cyprus branch of ESSE, Member and Board Secretary

Languages

  • English
  • Greek

Degrees

Ph.D (English Literature and Gender), The University of Edinburgh, Scotland
MSc (English Literature: Writing and Cultural Politics), The University of Edinburgh, Scotland
BA (English Language and Literature), The University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Research Programs

Funded Research Projects

European Science Foundation (ESF) Forward Look on Media Studies: New Media and New Literacies, Member of the Scientific Committee and Co-Author of the Final report. Project activities fully funded by ESF (2011-2014)

Research Interests

Identity formation and media. Feminist Theory and Gender Studies with a particular interest in the exploration of the notion of the body and gender embodiment in these areas; Gender performance and performativity; Representations of the body by and within transgender narratives; Twentieth Century Literature; Women’s Writing (particularly Angela Carter. Critical and Cultural Theory.

Publications

Chapters in books

  • Kassimeris, C. and Xinaris, C. (2016) ‘Politics and Football in Cyprus’. In Dolan, Paddy and John Connolly (eds) Sport and National Identities: Globalization and Conflict. Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society Series (forthcoming)
  • Claudia Alvares, Gustavo Cardoso, Peter Dahlgren, Ola Erstad, Johan Fornäs, Peter Golding, Hannu Nieminen, Colin Sparks, Slavko Splichal & Charis Xinaris (2014) Media in Europe: New questions for research and policy. Strasbourg: European Science Foundation ESF

Journal Publications

  • Xinaris, Charis (2016) ‘The Individual in an ICT World’, European Journal of Communication, 31(1):58-68
  • Fornäs, J. and Xinaris, C. (2013). ‘Mediated Identity Formation: Current Trends in Research and Society’. Javnost-The Public “New Media, New Research Challenges”, 20, 2, 11-26
  • Xinari, C. ‘From New Woman to “New” Feminism: Some thoughts on the Post-Feminist era’, Journal of Critical Studies in Business and Society, (Vol 1&2), December 2010, 7-15
  • Xinari, C. ‘Born into the wrong body’: transsexual body/narratives and the development of gender identity. ‘Contemporary Culture and Identity’, Edinburgh Review 116. Nichols, K. and Sarah Gamble (eds), Edinburgh (2006)

Book Reviews

  • Xinaris, C. Book Review of LGBT Families, Nancy J. Mezey, (Monmouth University), 2015, SAGE. In the Special Issue of Gender and Education ‘Deconstructing the 'parent' in parent-school relationships: addressing multiple identities and changing practices’ (Guest Editors: Gill Crozier & Loizos Symeou)
  • Xinari, C. «C. Xinari on The Future of Flesh: A Cultural Survey of the Body.», European journal of American studies [Online], Reviews 2010-1, document 4, Online since 04 March 2010, URL : http://ejas.revues.org/7833
  • Xinari, C. ‘Race and Performativity’. Review of Black Beauty: Aesthetics, Stylization, Politics by Shirley Anne Tate. International Journal of Sociology, October 2009
  • Edited Volumes (as Editor)
  • Xinari, C. (ed) ‘Critical Perspectives on Gender’. Special Issue of the Journal of Critical Studies in Business and Society, (Vol 1&2), December 2010
  • Xinari, C. and Peter Garratt (Eds). Northern Light: A Collection of New Writing from the SUISS Creative Writing Course (SUISS Publications: Edinburgh, 2006)

Edited Volumes (as Editor)

  • Xinari, C. (ed) ‘Critical Perspectives on Gender’. Special Issue of the Journal of Critical Studies in Business and Society, (Vol 1&2), December 2010
  • Xinari, C. and Peter Garratt (Eds). Northern Light: A Collection of New Writing from the SUISS Creative Writing Course (SUISS Publications: Edinburgh, 2006)

Editorial Board Membership

  • Janvost-The Public, Member of Editorial Board
  • Journal of Critical Studies in Business and Society, Member of Editorial Board
  • Cadences- a journal of literature and the arts, Assistant Editor

 

Conferences

  • Xinaris, C. (2014) Special Panel 6. ESF Media Forward Look Panel. ECREA 2014, Lisbon, Portugal, 13-15 November
  • Xinaris, C. (2014) "Building the new Media and Information Literacy paradigm"—Panelist. European Media and Information Literacy Forum. UNESCO, Paris, France, 27-28 May
  • Xinaris, C. (2014) European Journal of Communication/ESF Symposium, Nicosia, Cyprus, 16 May
  • Xinaris, C. and Fornäs, J. (2013). ‘Mediated Identity Formation: Current Trends in Research and Society’, WSSF-World Social Science Forum, Social Transformations and the Digital Age, Montréal, Canada, 13-15 October
  • Xinaris, C. and Fornäs, J. (2013). ‘Mediated Identity Formation: Current Trends in Research and Society’, Crises, ‘Creative Destruction’ and the Global Power and Communication Orders, IAMCR- International Association for Media and Communication Research, Dublin City University, Dublin, 25-29 June
  • Xinaris, C. and Fornäs, J. (2013) “Identity formation: From Facebook groups to institutional forms of cultural heritage”, Final report from the Forward Look Media Studies: New Media and New Literacies, ICA-International Communication Association, Annual Conference, Hilton Metropole, London, 17-21 June
  • Xinari, C. and Fornäs,J. (2013) Identity Formation: From Facebook networks to institutional forms of cultural heritage, ESF Forward Look – Media Studies: new media and new literacies, Stakeholders’ Conference, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Xinari, C. and Fornäs,J. (2012) Thematic Workshop – Identity Formation: From Facebook networks to institutional forms of cultural heritage. ESF, European University Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 18-19 May
  • Xinari C. (2011) Forward Look – Media Studies: new media and new literacies. ESF, Brussels.
  • Xinari C. (2011) Forward Look – Media Studies: new media and new literacies. ESF, Strasbourg.
  • Xinari, C. (2010) “Is she fact or is she fiction?”: the New Woman question in Angela Carter’s Nights at the Circus’. ESSE 10, University of Turin, Italy
  • Xinari, C. (2009) ‘The vengeance of the sex is love’: (Dis)locations of desire in Carter’s The Passion of New Eve. Angela Carter: A Critical Exploration-- UKNMFS in Association with University of Northampton, Northampton, U.K.
  • Xinari, C. (2009) ‘Harold Pinter: Life and Works’. IAPL 2009, Brunel University, London, U.K.
  • Xinari, C. (2008) Faith in Fakes: Otherness in crisis in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth. ESSE 9, University of Aarhus, Denmark
  • Xinari, C. and Kosta Gouliamos (2007) ‘Information Cultural Asymmetries and Media and Social Structure’. Interdisciplinary Workshop on Bridging Methodology Gaps, BuildingInstitutional Bridges, Standing Committees for the Humanities (SCH) and Social Sciences(SCSS), European Science Foundation, London, U.K.
  • Sharp, M.A., Xinari, C., & Al-Dujaili, E.A.S. (2006). Testosterone and Non-Physical Competition in Human Females. Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, Philadelphia, USA, June.
  • Xinari, C. (2004). ‘Born into the wrong body’: transsexual body/narratives and the development of gender identity. Conference on Culture and Identity, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.

Invited Lectures

  • Ξιναρή, Χ. (2016) ‘Τα «νέα μέσα»: παλαιές και νέες προκλήσεις». Ημερίδα με θέμα, ‘Η δημοσιογραφία σήμερα, αλλαγές και προκλήσεις’. Με τη συμμετοχή Πανεπιστημιακών Σχολών Δημοσιογραφίας, Επικοινωνίας, Διαδικτύου, από Κύπρο και Ελλάδα. ΚΥΠΕ, Λευκωσία, Κύπρος, 8 Απριλίου.
  • Xinari, C. (2015) “LGBTI issues, activism and universities”. In the context of the panel “Good practices for LGBTI activists on engaging with local and regional authorities”, organized by the Council of Europe. Athens, Greece, 28-31 October.
  • Xinari, C. (2013) ‘The Future of New Media – a Ten Year Forward Look’, Keynote Speaker, European Science TV and New Media Festival, Science Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, 14-16 June
  • Xinari, C. (2013), Member of the Jury, European Science TV and New Media Festival, EuroPAWS and Euroscience in association with the Science Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, 14-16 June
  • Xinari, C. (2013) ESF Forward Look – Media Studies: new media and new literacies, EISRI - The European Intersectoral Summit on Research and Innovation, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, Feb 25-26
  • Ξιναρή, Χ. (2011) ‘Διεμφυλική ταυτότητα’. Ομιλία στα πλαίσια των εκδηλώσεων για την Ημέρα Κατά της Ομοφοβίας. Οργάνωση Accept, Σπιτι της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης, Λευκωσία, Κύπρος.
  • Xinari, C. (2006) Nights at the Circus, invited lecture, English Literature 1 Core Course, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, U.K
  • Xinari, C. (2005) “I’m telling you stories. Trust me: Jeannette Winterson’s narrative passions,” invited lecture, SUISS, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, U.K
 
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