Achilleas Hadjikyriacou

Achilleas Hadjikyriacou


  • Deputy Director of the Hellenic Institute and Director of the Centre for Greek Diaspora Studies, Department of History
  • TW20 0EX

Personal profile

Personal profile

In his dual role at the Hellenic Institute (HI) and the Centre for Greek Diaspora Studies (CGDS), Achilleas is responsible for the development of international and interdisciplinary research on the modern history of Hellenic migration. He facilitates the creation of synergies between internal and external partners and the implementation of the HI’s and the CGDS’ public engagement strategy which aims to bring academic knowledge on diasporas closer to migrant communities.

Achilleas holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence and has published in the areas of contemporary Greek history and culture. Over the past years, through his previous capacity as the Cultural Counsellor of the Cyprus High Commission in London (2014-18), he has developed a strong interest in the study of the history, identity and culture of Greek and Cypriot diasporas around the world. Before joining RHUL, he taught in universities in Cyprus and also worked in roles outside the academia in Cyprus and the UK. These roles provided him with experience in teaching, scientific project management, diplomacy and public engagement.

Beyond his academic interests, Achilleas is currently exploring possible intersections of positive sciences (especially theoretical physics and cosmology) with practical philosophy.

Education/Academic qualification

History and Civilization, PhD, PhD thesis: ‘Men in Crisis: Representations of Masculinity and Gender Relations in Greek Cinema, 1950-67’, European University Institute, Florence

1 Sept 200730 Jul 2010

Award Date: 30 Jul 2010

External positions

Research Advisor, Fitzwilliam Museum - University of Cambridge

1 Oct 2018 → …

Visiting Research Fellow, Centre of Hellenic Studies, King's College London

1 Sept 2016 → …


  • Modern history 1950-1999
  • Diasporas
  • Gender HIstory
  • Cultural History
  • Film history
  • Greek History
  • Hellenism
  • Gender studies
  • Masculinities
  • Patriarchy