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Dr Gabriel Koureas is Honorary Research Fellow and Life Member of the College. He completed his PhD at Birkbeck (funded by a three-year AHRC grant), where he taught from 2000 to 2019.

His research concentrates on the memory and representation of conflict in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. He recently completed two Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) networking grants: ‘Ottoman Pasts, Present Cities: Cosmopolitanism and Transcultural Memories’ which resulted in a special issue of the Journal of Memory Studies; Terrorist Transgressions: Gendered Representations of the Terrorist’ which resulted in the co-edited volume: S. Malvern and G. Koureas (eds.) Terrorist Transgressions: Gendered Representations of the Terrorist (London: IB Tauris, 2014). His other publications include works on the commemoration of the First World War, art and the senses, and the visual culture of colonial wars of independence. He served as member of the steering committee of the Centre for Cultural Memory, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, the Centre for Museum Cultures and Peltz Gallery, School of Arts, Birkbeck.  He was born and brought up in the divided city of Nicosia, Cyprus, and he is currently completing a monograph on the colonial and postcolonial visual culture of the island.