Elena Stylianou

Elena Stylianou researches, writes, and curates at the crossings of the history and theory of photography, modern and contemporary art, critical studies, and museum and curatorial practices. She is currently Associate Professor in Art and Art History at European University Cyprus and president of the International Association of Photography and Theory [IAPT]. Her scholarship has been published in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes and she is co-editor of Museums and Photography: The Display of Death (Routledge, 2018), Ar(t)chaeology: Intersections of Photography and Archaeology (IAPT Press, 2019), and Contemporary Art in Cyprus: Politics, Identity and Culture Across Borders (Bloomsbury, Spring 2021). She is currently working on a special issue on processes of de-colonization and the photographic archive. Elena earned her doctoral degree from Columbia University, Teachers College NY, is a recipient of numerous awards and grants, including a Fulbright and an ArtTable fellowship, and she held a postdoctoral position at UCL, London. Finally, she has curated international art exhibitions in Cyprus, the latest titled “In the Sea of the Setting Sun: Photographic Practices and the Archive”, and she is the lead researcher of several funded projects dealing with arts and heritage.