Lecturer in Modern Greek History


BA (Thessaloniki), MA (Essex University), PhD (Crete)

Areas of Research and Publication:

Mediterranean social and cultural history; history of interethnic relations; Modern Greek history; History of the Sephardic Jews; urban history

Research Awards/Grants:

The Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship, 2011

John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation. Project: Database of Greek-Jewish Holocaust Survivors’ Testimonies


Guest Editor (with Anthony Molho & Eyal Ginio). “The Jews of Salonica in the Modern Period”, special thematic issue of Jewish History (Autumn 2014)

Research Projects:

Database of Greek-Jewish Holocaust Survivors’ Testimonies (, 2011-2013

Articles and Chapters:

"A National Home in the Diaspora? Salonican Zionism and the Making of a Greco-Jewish City," Journal of Levantine Studies 8/2 (Winter 2018), pp. 59-84.

"'We Lived as Greeks and We Died as Greeks:' Salonican Jews in Auschwitz and the Meanings of Nationhood," in Dirk A. Moses & Giorgos Antoniou (eds.), The Holocaust in Greece (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018), 157-180.

"From the Lone Survivor to the Networked Self: Social Networks Meet the Digital Holocaust Archive", Quest. Issues in Contemporary Jewish History special issue on  "Holocaust Research and Archives in the Digital Age" (August 2018): 52-84.

“On the ‘Multicultural’ Past of Salonica. Thoughts on Some Uses of the Concept”, Thessalonikeon Polis (June 2011): 22-27 (in Greek)

Book reviews:

“Honour and Gender in Historical Perspective. Insights from Modern Greece. Review essay”. Aspasia: International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women’s and Gender History 1 (2007): 272-275

Greece, A Jewish History by Katherine E. Fleming. The Athens Review of Books 6 (April 2010): 42-46 (in Greek)

The Social History of Piraeus. The Formation of the Middle Class, 1870-1910 by Yannis Yannitsiotis. Historein/Ιστορείν 9 (2008): 130-134

Le goût de l’archive by Arlete Farge (Greek translation). I Avgi tis Kiriakis, Anagnosis (19 May 2005): 23 (in Greek)

Work in Progress:

“De-Judaicizing a Class, Hellenizing a city. Jewish Merchants and the Future of Salonica in Greek Public Discourse, 1913-1914.” Jewish History (revised and resubmitted; awaiting final approval)

‘Cosmopolitans of the Levantine Type’: the Entrepreneurs of Salonica from the Ottoman Empire to the Greek Nation-State, 1880-1922 (monograph in preparation)

Courses recently taught:

Empire and Nation: Violence and Cosmopolitanism in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1856-1922

The Rise of the Middle Class: Modernity, Nationalism, and Globalization

Failed States? Democracy and Dictatorship in Southern Europe

Drifting Cities. Multiethnic Societies from Empire to Nation-State

Unwanted and Uprooted. Minorities and Refugees in 20th-Century Europe

The Mediterranean City. Conflict and Coexistence in the Long 20th Century

Jews, Greeks, Muslims, Dönme and Salonicans. Living together in the Late Ottoman Empire

From Jews of Greece to Greek Jews. Jews in the Greek State, 1821-1950

Contact Information

Location: 1818 UH