Αλέξανδρος Κιτροέφ

Αλέξανδρος Κιτροέφ


 

 

Alexander Kitroeff

Contact Information:

History Department, Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford PA, 19041

Tel.: 610-864-0567; fax: 610-896-1495; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Current Position:      Associate Professor, History Department, Haverford College.

Education:                  D.Phil. Modern History, Oxford University, 1984

                                    M.A. History, University of Keele, 1979                              

                                    B.A. Politics, University of Warwick, 1977

Research Interests:  Modern Greece, national identity & diaspora ethnicity.

Teaching Fields: Europe, Mediterranean, & Modern Greece - Social history, migration, nationalism, ethnicity, sport & identity.

Recent Professional Experience & Visiting Positions:

2011-12: Venizelos Chair of Modern Greek Studies, The American College in Greece

2002-present: Associate Professor, History Dept., Haverford College

1996-2002: Assistant Professor, History Dept., Haverford College

1990-96: Assistant Professor, History Dept. & Onassis Center, New York University

Recent Major Research Awards & Grants:

2013 Two-Year Research Grant, Jaharis Family Foundation

2012 Grant, The Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation

2011 Grant, Immigrant Learning Center, Malden Mass.

2008 Grant, Proteus Foundation, Athens & NYC

2003 Research Grant, Center for Neo-Hellenic Studies, Hellenic Research Institute, Athens

           

Publications:

Work-in-progress:

- Book-length study of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North America;

- Revised edition of my book on the Greeks in Egypt (see below) contract signed with American University Cairo Press;

- Revised edition of my book on Panathinaikos (see below) contract signed with Kedros Publishers, Athens.

Books:

Ελλάς, Ευρώπη Παναθηναϊκός! 100 Χρονια Ελληνική Ιστορία [Greece, Europe, Panathinaikos! 100 years of Greek history] New York: Greekworks, 2010 344 pp. [Reviewed in Athens Voice, Avgi, Books Journal, Derby, Eleftherotypia, Humba!, Kathimerini, Panathinaiko Trifyli, Prasini, To Vima, Vradyni]

Wrestling with the Ancients: Modern Greek Identity and the Olympics New York: Greekworks, 2004 275 pp. [Reviewed in Aethlon the Journal of Sports Literature; Economist, Chronicle of Higher Education, Journal of Modern Greek Studies, Kathimerini, Mediterranean Quarterly, National Herald, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker Magazine, To Vima]

Griegos en América [The Greeks in the Americas] Madrid: Fundación MAPFRE, 1992 296pp.

The Greeks in Egypt, 1919-1937: Ethnicity & Class London: Ithaca Press 1989

Edited Volumes:

Σμύρνη: Η Καταστροφή μιας Κοσμοπολίτικης Πόλης 1900-1922 [Smyrna: The Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City 1900-1922] (co-authored & edited with Maria Iliou) Athens: Minoas, 2012 141 pp.

Collection of Articles:

Wartime Jews: the Case of Athens Athens: ELIAMEP, 1995

Chapters in Books (since 2002):

“Diaspora & Nationalism in the Eastern Mediterranean: Egypt’s 1919 Revolution and the Foreign Communities” Andreas Lyberatos ed. Social Transformation and Mass Mobilization In the Balkan and Eastern Mediterranean Cities, 1900-1923 Heraklion: Crete University Press, 2013 281-292.

 “Greek Americans” in Immigrant Struggles, Immigrant Gifts Diane Portnoy, Barry Portnoy & Charlie Riggs Eds. Washington DC: George Mason Univ. Press, 2012 140-157.

“Between Two Worlds” Introductory Essay to new edition of Theodore Saloutos’ They Remember America: the Story of the Repatriated Americans New York: Greekworks, 2012 ix-xxii

“Spyros Louis’s Bréal Cup and the Greek Heritage of the Olympics” in Spyros Louis’s Bréal Cup and the Greek Heritage of the Olympics Athens: The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, 2012.

“Asia Minor Refugees in Greece: A History of Identity and Memory, 1920s-1980s,” in The Asia Minor Catastrophe and the Ottoman Greek Genocide: Essays on Asia Minor, Pontos, and Eastern Thrace, 1913–1923., George N. Shirinian, ed., Bloomingdale, IL: The Asia Minor and Pontos Hellenic Research Center, Inc., 2012 150-160.

“Venizelist Liberalism Abroad: Alexandria, New York & Smyrna” in Mata Dova Ed. Lily Macrakis Festschrift  Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University

http://chs.harvard.edu/wa/pageR?tn=ArticleWrapper&bdc=12&mn=4883

“Οι Ελληνο-Αμερικανοί 1940-1952” [The Greek Americans 1940-1952 in Christos Hadziiosif, ed. Ιστορία της Ελλάδας του 20ου Αιώνα [History of Greece in the C20th] Vol. D2 1940-1952 Athens: Vivliorama,  2009 158-181.

“Βόρεια Αμερική” [North America] & “Βόρεια-Αφρική-Μέση Ανατολή” [North Africa Middle East] in Kostas Loukeris & Kyriaki Petraki eds. Οι Δρόμοι των Ελλήνων [The Roads of the Greeks] Athens: Polaris, 2009 13-55, 187-221.

“The Limits of Political Transnationalism: The Greek-American Lobby 1970s-1990s” in Dimitris Tziovas ed. Greek Diaspora and Migration since 1700 Society Politics & Culture Burlington: Ashgate, 2009 141-153.

“Ο Τύπος ως Πηγή για την Ιστορία των Ελλήνων στις ΗΠΑ” [The Press as a Source for the History of the Greeks in the United States] in Loukia Droulia ed. The Greek Press Since 1784: Historical & Theoretical Perspectives Athens: Foundation of Modern Hellenism / National Foundation of Research, 2005. pp. 371-379.

Βόρεια Αμερική: Οι Ελληνικές Κοινότητες στις ΗΠΑ και τον Καναδά” [North America: the Greek Communities in the U.S. & Canada] in Vasilis Panayotopoulos ed. Ιστορία του Νέου Ελληνισμού 1770-2000  [History of Modern Hellenism, 1770-2000] Vol. 10 Athens: Nea Grammata, 2004 297-308.

“Βόρεια και Νότια Αμερική: Οι Ομογενείς στις ΗΠΑ, τον Καναδά, την Λατινική Αμερική” [North and South America: The Greek Diaspora in the U.S., Canada and Latin America] in Vasilis Panayotopoulos ed. Ιστορία του Νέου Ελληνισμού 1770-2000 [History of Modern Hellenism, 1770-2000] Vol. 9 Athens: Nea Grammata, 2004 305-318.

“Οι Ελληνες στις ΗΠΑ” [The Greeks in the U.S.] in Vasilis Panayotopoulos ed. Ιστορία του Νέου Ελληνισμού 1770-2000 [History of Modern Hellenism, 1770-2000] Vol. 7 Athens: Nea Grammata, 2004 351-360.

“Ο Ρόλος του Ελληνο-Αμερικανικού Λόμπι στην Εξωτερική Πολιτική των ΗΠΑ” [The Role of the Greek American Lobby in U.S. Foreign Policy, 1992-2001] in Panayotis Tsakonas, ed. Σύγχρονη Ελληνική Εξωτερική Πολιτική: Μιά Συνολική Προσέγγιση [Contemporary Greek Foreign Policy: A Comprehensive Approach] Athens: Sideris, 2003.

”Εμπορικές Παροικίες και Μετανάστες” [Merchant Colonies and Immigrants] in Christos Hadziiosif, ed. Ιστορία της Ελλάδας του 20ου Αιώνα  (History of Greece in the C20th) Vol. B1 1922-1940. Athens: Vivliorama, 2002.

Multimedia Scholarship:

Historical consultant for three film documentaries by film director Maria Iliou:

“From Both Sides of the Aegean: Expulsion & Exchange of Populations Turkey-Greece 1922-1924” (87 mins., 2012) https://www.facebook.com/aegeandocumentary

“Smyrna 1922 – the Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City” (87 mins., 2012) www.smyrnadocumentary.org

“The Journey: the Greek Dream in America” (86 mins, 2007) www.thejourneygreekamericandream.org

Current Courses at Haverford College:

Hist 114 The Modern Mediterranean; Hist 215 Sport & Society

Hist 250 “White” Ethnicity in the United States; Hist 270 From Empire to Nation: the Ottoman World Transformed; Hist 357 Topics in European History;

Hist 400 Senior History Seminar

 

Administrative Experience at Haverford College:

Chair, Dept. of History, 2014-15

Chair, Committee on Student Standing & Progress (CSSP) 2004-07, 2012-14

Academic Director, Center for Peace & Global Citizenship 2008-11

Alternate member, Academic Council 2005-06, 2008-09, 2010-11

Acting Chair & Member, Faculty Admissions Committee 2002-2005

Faculty Athletic Representative 2000-2002, 2008

Recent Academic Lectures:

 "The Significance of Prof. John Rassias' 1996 Report on Greek Language Instruction in the United States" Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Cultural Center, NYC, Jan. 2016.

 "Greek Orthodoxy & the Challenges of Americanization - Archbishop Iakovos' last decade 1986-96" Annual Zamanakos Lecture, UMass, Lowell, March 2016.

"A Greek Orthodox Turning Point: the 1982 San Francisco Clergy-Laity Congress" California State University Sacramento, May 2016.

“National Identity & Greece’s Euro 2004 Victory” Soccer as the Beautiful Game Conference, Hofstra University, April 2014.

"Modern Greek Identity and the ‘Mediterannean’ 1930s – 1950s" Conference on Cyprus, Greece & the Mediterranean, University of Cyprus, 2013.

«Η Ιδέα του Παναθηναϊκού τη Ηρωϊκή Εποχή της ΑΕθνικής 1960-79» [The Panathinaikos Idea during the heroic era of the National Football League 1960-79]

Conference on Soccer in the Greek-Speaking World, University of Cyprus, 2013.

«Ο Εθελοντισμός Ανάμεσα στους Ελληνες της Αιγύπτου & των ΗΠΑ: ιστορία & μνήμη» [Volunteerism among the Greeks in Egypt & the United States: history & memory] Conference on Greek Wartime Volunteers, University of Cyprus, 2012.

“History, Memory & Memoirs & the Asia Minor Disaster” Visiting Venizelos Professorship lecture, American College in Athens, 2012.

“Ethnicity Beyond the Ethnic Enclave: The Greeks of Brooklyn” 10th Annual Pallas Modern Greek Studies Lecture, University of Michigan, 2012.

“From Μπρούκληδες to Brooklynites: a Greek American History” Visiting Venizelos Professorship lecture, American College in Athens, 2011.

“The Pontian Genocide: History & Memory” Queens College CUNY lecture in memory of Professor Harry J. Psomiades, NYC, 2011.

“Early Greek Immigration to the U.S. & Discrimination.” Immigrant Learning Center, Workshop on Ethnicity & Discrimination in the U.S., Walden, Mass. 2011.

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