She was born in 1978 in Nicosia and grew up in Cyprus. She earned a Bachelors degree in International Relations from Bilkent University in Turkey and a Masters degree in Global Security from Keele University in England. She completed her PhD at Keele University in 2014. Her doctoral research dealt with practices of commemoration in general and the culture of commemoration in Cyprus in particular. She is interested in politics of memory and how cultural memory works in societies. She has held posts as a lecturer at Eastern Mediterranean University, Lefke University and Cyprus International University in Cyprus and held tutorials at Keele University in England. She also took part in bi-communal projects both at POST RI and AHDR. Currently she is working as a lecturer in the department of International Relations in Near East University.