Spyros Spyrou is Professor of anthropology and sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Childhood and Adolescence. In recent years, held visiting appointments at the University of Vienna and Queen’s University, Belfast. He currently serves as President of the International Childhood and Youth Research Network and as Deputy Chair of the Commission on Children, Youth, and Childhood of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences. Dr. Spyrou has initiated, coordinated and participated in several research projects both locally and internationally and his research has been funded by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the European Commission, the United Nations Development Programme, the Norwegian Research Council, the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation and the Office of the Commissioner for Children’s Rights in Cyprus. He has published widely on issues related to children’s constructions of national identities, immigration, stereotyping, borders and border-crossing, poverty and social exclusion, participation and qualitative methodologies. In his more recent work, he is exploring questions of knowledge production in childhood studies. He is currently collaborating on two research projects. The first project is an international comparative study of the intergenerational transmission of knowledge (funded by the Norwegian Research Council) while the second explores constructions of motherhood and babyhood in the context of Cyprus. Dr. Spyrou has co-edited a number of books (most recently Children and Borders with Miranda Christou, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and special issues in international peer-reviewed academic journals like Childhood and The International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. He is currently an Associate Editor of the Sage Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies, a co-editor of the journal Childhood (Sage), a member of the editorial boards of Children and Society, Childhoods Today, and Wheelock International Journal of Children, Families, and Social Change, and a co-editor of the book series Studies in Childhood and Youth (Palgrave).