Dr. Nicos Peristianis studied Sociology with Economics at the University of Kent, UK and earned a Master’s degree in Education (M.Ed.) from Trenton State, USA. He holds a Doctorate in Sociology from Middlesex University, UK. Professionally, he is one of the founders of Intercollege (1980) and, subsequently, of the University of Nicosia (2007). He is presently the President of the Council of the University of Nicosia, while he has also served as President of the Cyprus Sociological Association between 1996 and 2009. Dr. Peristianis is Managing Editor of The Cyprus Review, a biannual refereed journal which focuses on social, economic and political issues pertinent to Cyprus. He co-edited the books Divided Cyprus: Modernity, History, and an Island in Conflict (Indiana University Press, 2006) and Britain in Cyprus: Colonialism and Post-Colonialism (Bibliopolis, 2006), while he is co-author of the first Cyprus Human Development Report on Youth in Cyprus: Aspirations, Lifestyles and Empowerment (University of Nicosia, 2009). His research interests include nationalism, ethnic conflict, and identity formation.