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Yiorgos Anagnostou is Professor of Modern Greek Diaspora and Transnational Studies at The Ohio State University. He has published in a wide range of journals, including Ethnicities, Journal of American Folklore, and Diaspora. He is at work in a series of articles about literature, history, and culture, a topic which he is developing into a book-length manuscript.

Konstantina Bada is Professor of Social Anthropology and Folklore at the University of Ioannina. Her academic and research interests focus on the study of popular culture, on material culture, oral history and memory studies, gender studies, labor anthropology, and the ethnography of the decade 1940–1950 in Greece. She has published books and articles in Greek and International Journals. She also is editor of the online Journal Ο Κόσμος της Εργασίας (The world of work;

Iason Chandrinos is Visiting Professor at the University of Regensburg, specializing in Modern Greek History. His PhD, defended in 2015 at the University of Athens (Department of History and Archaeology), entailed a comparative study of the German Occupation in the European cities. His research interests also include oral testimonies about the Occupation and the Civil War in Greece, the Holocaust, and the trauma experienced by Greek Jewish Holocaust survivors.

Panagiotis Delis is a PhD researcher at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation for Hellenic Studies, Simon Fraser University, and has the forthcoming publication "Violence and Civilians during the Balkan Wars (1912–13)" in the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies. His current project is "The Balkan Wars of 1912–1913: Aspects of Violence (Civilians, Combatants, POWs) and the Participation of the Greek and Bulgarian Army."

Nicholas Doumanis teaches History at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He has published Myth and Memory in the Mediterranean (Macmillan, [End Page 275] 1997), Italy (Oxford, 2001), A History of Greece (Palgrave, 2009), Before the Nation (Oxford, 2013), and most recently he edited The Oxford Handbook of European History, 1914–1945 (Oxford, 2016). He is working on a long diachronic study of the Eastern Mediterranean.

Evdoxios Doxiadis is an assistant professor at Simon Fraser University. His research interests include the history of women, law, and minorities in the context of state formation in nineteenth-century Greece. His latest publication is "A Place in the Nation: Jews and the Greek State in the Long 19th Century" in Tullia Catalan and Marco Dogo (eds.), The Jews and the Nation-States of Southeast Europe from the 1848 Revolutions to the Great Depression: Combining Viewpoints on a Controversial Story (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2016).

Kevin Featherstone is Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science. His recent book, coauthored with Dimitris Papadimitriou, entitled Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power (Oxford University Press, 2015), is currently being translated into Greek.

Eva Fotiadi is an art historian specializing in contemporary art and a postdoctoral fellow in Theatre Studies at Free University Berlin, Germany. She has published the book The Game of Participation in Art and the Public Sphere (Maastricht, 2011) and essays on public art, on process-based interdisciplinary forms of art, on exhibition histories, and on contemporary art in Greece.

Theodoros Fouskas teaches in the Department of Social Work at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens (Greece) and specializes in migrant labor, community associations, and labor solidarity and organization. He has published articles and books, including «Κοινότητες» μεταναστών και εργασιακή αντιπροσώπευση (Migrant "communities" and labor representation; Papazisis Publications, 2012), Nigerian Immigrants in Greece: Low-Status Work, Community, and Decollectivization (Nova Science Publishers, 2014), Contemporary Immigration in Greece: A Sourcebook (coeditor with Vassileios Tsevrenis, EPLO Publications, 2014). He is currently preparing an edited collected volume on immigrants and refugees in times of crisis internationally.

Athanasios (Sakis) Gekas is Associate Professor and Hellenic Heritage Foundation Chair of Modern Greek History and Hellenic Studies at York University. He has published on the history of the Ionian Islands and on aspects of Greek [End Page 276] and Mediterranean economic and social history. His book Xenocracy: State, Class, and Colonialism in the Ionian Islands, 1815–1864 will be published by Berghahn Books in 2017.

Pothiti Hantzaroula is Assistant Professor of Historical Anthropology at the University of the Aegean. Her research interests focus on oral history, labor history, and, recently, on the history and memory of the Holocaust in Greece. Her book Σμιλεύοντας την υποταγή: Οι έμμισθες οικιακές εργάτριες στην Ελλάδα στο πρώτο μισό του εικοστού αιώνα (Crafting subordination: Domestic workers in Greece in the first half of the twentieth century) was published in 2012 by Papazisis.

Fotini Kondyli teaches Byzantine Archaeology and Art at the University of Virginia. She has written a number of articles on the economic and social makeup of the Late Byzantine village, and she is currently finishing her first monograph on Late Byzantine rural communities, focusing on the socioeconomic and spatial organization of nonelite groups living in the Northern Aegean and their strategies against economic and demographic challenges. Her research interests include the archaeology of Byzantine nonelites, rural landscapes, communal identity, and the construction of Byzantine spaces.

Yiorgos Kouzas studied Philology and Folklore at the University of Athens, writing his thesis on the sectors of urban folklore and urban ethnography, and in particular on beggary in Athens today. He has worked in research programs at the University of Athens and the Panteion University in relation to the work, the immigration, and the social marginalization of population groups. He has published articles in Greek and foreign journals. He has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Athens (2015–2016). During the current academic year (2016–2017), he has been teaching Folklore at the University of Peloponnese.

Daria Lazarescu holds a PhD from the Department of Social Policy at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens (Greece). Her areas of concern include work orientations, low-status jobs, and migration. She has participated in research projects related to work, migration, and economic crisis. Her most recent publication is Σταδιοδρομία στην υπηρετικότητα: Η περίπτωση των Ρουμάνων μεταναστριών οικιακών εργατριών στην Ελλάδα (Career pathways into servitude: The case of Romanian migrant workers in Greece; Papazisis, 2015). [End Page 277]

Effrosyni Malekaki is a sociologist and a social worker. She holds an MA in Social Psychiatry/Child Psychiatry from the University of Ioannina. Currently she is a PhD candidate in the Department of Social Policy, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens.

Andrea Pelliccia is a sociologist and researcher at the Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies of Italian National Research Council (IRPPSCNR). His research interests include various issues relating to migratory processes within contexts of transnationalism and interculturalism. In recent years, his studies have focused on various aspects of contemporary Greece, particularly on Greek student mobility and diaspora in Italy.

Iordanis Psimmenos is Professor of Sociology and Head of the Department of Social Policy, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens. He studied Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and gained a PhD from Durham University under the supervision of Professors R.K. Brown, H. Beynon, and P. Glavanis. He has written extensively on the labor process of public sector employees and of migrant workers. His current research and publications focus on the social impact of crisis on domestic and construction migrant workers in Greece, while he is completing a monograph on casual labor in Europe (1980–2017).

Christoforos Skamnakis is Assistant Professor at Democritus University of Thrace in Department of Social Administration and Political Science. His main scholarly focus is on the welfare state, especially in current developments in social policy and more specifically at local level. He has published two books and articles on social policy at local level, welfare marginalization of vulnerable groups, especially migrant women. His research currently deals with consequences of austerity policies on social protection at local level.

Yannis Stamos is a doctoral researcher in Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham, England. His research interests include literary criticism, fascism, and the interwar period. The provisional title of his PhD thesis is "Literary Criticism and the Cultural Politics of the Metaxas Regime (1936–1940): Propagandistic Discourse in a Comparative Context."

Rosita Sumagaysay has been employed as a domestic worker in Cyprus since 2004. She was born in the Philippines and graduated from Kabankalan Catholic College. She has been taking art lessons at a government afternoon [End Page 278] educational institution during the last four years. In 2013, she was invited to participate in the 115th Philippine Independence Day and Migrant Worker Day at the European University in Cyprus, and she was selected in 2015 to participate in the Second Diversity Art Festival Exhibit for Non-Cypriot Artists at the University of Nicosia.

Andrew Szegedy-Maszak is Professor of Classical Studies at Wesleyan University, specializing in Greek history, historiography, classical mythology, and the history of photography. He has published over 40 articles on the ancient Greeks and photography. He has coauthored Antiquity and Photography (J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005) and has written the text for photographic monographs Toward a Deeper Understanding: Paul Strand at Work (Steidl-Pace/MacGill, 2007) and Philip Trager: Photographing Ina (Steidl, 2016).

Maria Todorova is Gutgsell Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, specializing in the history of the Balkans and the Ottoman Empire. She is the author of numerous books and articles on social and cultural history, historical demography, and historiography of the Balkans, with a focus on problems of nationalism and national memory. Her current research revolves around problems of early socialism, communism, and postcommunism.

Katerina Vassilikou is a Researcher at the Research Centre for Greek Society of the Academy of Athens, specializing in domestic work, women's migration, transnational family, and sociology of health. She has published a book on migrant women and human rights and articles on related issues. She is currently working on the topic of the social effects of the economic crisis in Greek society.

Nikos Xypolytas is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Social Policy, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens. He specializes on migration and sociology of work and has published on the entrapment of migrants in low-status jobs and the importance of the country of origin in understanding migrant constraints and choices in the host country. [End Page 279]

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