Nicos Trimikliniotis

Senior Research Consultant

Nicos Trimikliniotis left PRIO in 2012. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.


Nicos Trimikliniotis is an interdisciplinary scholar working in the fields of law and sociology. He joined PRIO Cyprus Centre as senior research consultant since 2008. He is Assοciate Professor of Law and Sociology at the University of Nicosia. He has researched on ethnic conflict, reconciliation and resolution, constitutional and state and legal theory, integration, multi-culturalism, education, migration, racism, and discrimination and has published several articles, co-authored and co-edited books and journals. He has written many reports as Cypriot national on free movement of workers; integration, migration, discrimination, citizenship and Labour Law.
He is on the editorial board of the journals Translocations and Cyprus Review. He has published several articles in books and journals. He is was editor of a monthly journal “Adventures of Ideas” [Περιπέτειες Ιδεών] published with Politis newspaper, 2006-2009 available from
His latest work include:
·         Beyond a Divided Cyprus: A State and Society in Transformation, Palgrave MacMillan, 2012
(co-authored and co-edited with Umut Bozkurt)
·         Gauging the Global Cycles of Deviance (with Ari Sitas, Sumangala Damodaran and Wiebke Keim, Palgrave MacMillan 2013)
·         Contested Integration, Migration and Societal Transformation: European Dilemmas and Challenges (University of Nicosia Press, 2012)
·         Racism, Migration and Trade Unions in a post-tourist society: Towards a New Paradigm for Cyprus (in Greek, forthcoming).
·         The Nation-State Dialectic and the State of Exception (in Greek) (Savalas, Athens, 2010)
Doctoral Dissertation (Ph.D. Sociology): The Role of State Processes in the Production and Resolution of ‘Ethnic’ and ‘National’ Conflict:  The Case of Cyprus, University of Greenwich, London.


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All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Trimikliniotis, Nicos (2013) Sociology of reconciliation: Learning from comparing violent conflicts and reconciliation processes, Current Sociology 61(2): 244–264.
Trimikliniotis, Nicos (2011) For a sociology of reconciliation and conflict: An ascending ethic of reconciliation?, Current Sociology 59(5): 600–603.
Trimikliniotis, Nicos & Corina Demetriou (2009) Trafficking, Profiteering and State Complicity: Researching the Demand Side of prostitution and trafficking in Cyprus, Translocations: Migration and Social Change 5(1): 1–32.
Trimikliniotis, Nicos & Corina Demetriou (2009) Evaluating the Anti-discrimination Law in the Republic of Cyprus: A Critical Reflection, The Cyprus Review 20(2): 79–116.
Trimikliniotis, Nicos; Steven Gordon & Brian Zondo (2008) Globalisation and Migrant Labour in a ‘Rainbow Nation': a fortress South Africa?, Third World Quarterly 29(7): 1323–1339.

Book Chapter

Trimikliniotis, Nicos & Corina Demetriou (2011) Labour integration of migrant workers in Cyprus: A critical appraisal, in Precarious Migrant Labour across Europe. Ljubljana: The Peace Institute – Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies (73–96).
Souroulla, Mihaela & Nicos Trimikliniotis (2010) New Female Migration and Integration Related Policies in Cyprus, in Kontos, Maria; & Krystyna Slany, eds, The New Female Migrants in European Societies – a State of the Art. Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press (166–185).
Trimikliniotis, Nicos (2009) The Use and Abuse of Undeclared/Unprotected Labour: Migration, Europeanisation and the Role of Trade Unions, in A. Neergaard , ed., European Perspectives on Exclusion and Subordination: the Political Economy of Migration. Maastricht, Nederland: Shaker Publishing B.V. (177–201).
Minderhoud, Paul & Nicos Trimikliniotis (2009) Free Movement and Exceptions: The Cypriot State of Exception, in Minderhoud, Paul; & Nicos Trimikliniotis, eds, Rethinking the Free Movement of Workers: the European Challenges Ahead. Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers (135–154).

Edited Volume

Minderhoud, Paul; & Nicos Trimikliniotis, eds, (2009) Rethinking the Free Movement of Workers: The European Challenges Ahead. Nijmegen, The Netherlands: Wolf Legal Publishers.

Non-refereed Journal Article

Trimikliniotis, Nicos (2009) Rethinking Migration, Discrimination and Multiculturalism in a Post-tourist Society, The Cyprus Review 20(2): 11–16.
Trimikliniotis, Nicos (2008) Borders, Migration, Security and Trafficking Dilemmas: Current Debates and Cypriot Challenges, Cyprus Review 20(2): 207–232.

PRIO Report

Trimikliniotis, Nicos; & Corina Demetriou (2012) Legal Framework in the Republic of Cyprus, Displacement in Cyprus - Consequences of Civil and Military Strife, 3. Nicosia : PRIO Cyprus Centre.
Trimikliniotis, Nicos; & Bozena Sojka, eds, (2012) Envisioning a Future: Towards a Property Settlement in Cyprus, Displacement in Cyprus - Consequences of Civil and Military Strife, 7. Nicosia: PRIO Cyprus Centre.
Trimikliniotis, Nicos (ed.) (2010) Free Movement of Workers in Cyprus and the EU, PRIO Cyprus Centre Report, 1. Nicosia: PRIO Cyprus Centre.