Stavros Stavrou Karayanni is Associate Professor of English in the Department of Humanities of the European University of Cyprus.  He is a critical theorist, performer, and creative writer. 
In his academic research, he explores issues related to culture, gender, and sexuality in the Middle East.  He is the author of Dancing Fear and Desire: Race, Sexuality and Imperial Politics in Middle Eastern Dance (Wilfrid Laurier 2004, reprinted 2005, 2007, 2010), co-author of Sexual Interactions; The Social Construction of Atypical Sexual Behaviors (Universal 2006), and co-editor of Vernacular Worlds, Cosmopolitan Imagination (Brill, 2015).    Since 2007, he is Managing Editor of Cadences: A Journal of Literature and the Arts in Cyprus. 
Apart from Cadences, some of his creative work has appeared in the Harrington Gay Men’s Fiction Quarterly, and the special issue Excerpta Cypria published by the 91st Meridian International Writing Program of The University of Iowa.