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Peter Allen is retired Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Geography at Rhode Island College and has authored numerous articles on Greek culture. He is former Editor of the Journal of Modern Greek Studies.

Eleni Bastéa is Regents’ Professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico. She is the author of The Creation of Modern Athens: Planning the Myth (Cambridge in English and Libro in Greek translation). She has also published short stories and a book of poetry, Venice without Gondolas (Finishing Line Press).

Ipek Çelik, Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Visual Arts at Koç University, studies the representation of migrants and ethnic minorities in European cinema, popular genre films, and the role of art spaces in the gentrification of European cities. Her book, In Permanent Crisis: Ethnicity in Contemporary European Media and Cinema, is forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press.

Sean Damer, Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Social & Political Sciences, University of Edinburgh, is author (with Ian Frazer) of On the Run: ANZAC Escape and Evasion in Enemy-Occupied Crete (Penguin) and other books and articles on a wide range of topics, including work on the effects of tourism on Symi.

Antonis Danos, Assistant Professor of Art History and Theory in the School of Fine and Applied Arts at the Cyprus University of Technology, researches contemporary Greek and Cypriot art and culture, focusing on issues of collective identities within the frameworks of modernism, nationalism, and (post) colonialism.

Olga Demetriou is a social anthropologist and senior research consultant at the Cyprus Centre of the Peace Research Institute Oslo. She has published [End Page 468] Capricious Borders: Minority, Population and Counter-Conduct between Greece and Turkey (Berghahn Books).

Leonidas Economou is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Anthropology, Panteion University. His book, Stelios Kazantzidis: Trauma, Religion and Politics in Laiko Song (in Greek), is forthcoming from Patakis.

Michael Haag is a writer and historian who lives in London. His books include Alexandria: City of Memory (Yale University Press), Vintage Alexandria: Photographs of the City (The American University in Cairo Press), The Templars: History and Myth (Harper Collins/Profile), and The Tragedy of the Templars: The Rise and Fall of the Crusader States (HarperCollins/Profile).

Huw Halstead is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of History at the University of York (UK), and is writing on memory and identity among the Greeks of Istanbul and Imbros.

Gerasimus Katsan is Associate Professor of Modern Greek Studies at Queens College CUNY specializing on contemporary literature, and the author of History and National Ideology in Greek Postmodernist Fiction (Farleigh Dikinson University Press).

Zoe Lefkofridi is Joint Max Weber-Jean Monnet fellow at the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute and Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics at the University of Salzburg. Her research interests lie in transnational democracy, multilevel governance, and representation in the European Union.

Stamos Metzidakis, Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Washington University (Saint Louis), studies modern intellectual history, theory, and literature in relation to visual poetics, painting, and cinema. Publications include Difference Unbound: The Rise of Pluralism in Literature and Criticism (Rodopi) and “Capital Punishment and Sexual Politics in Lecomte’s ‘La Veuve de Saint Pierre.’” His two current book projects concern pictorial aspects of modern French literature and the history and culture of the French in North America.

Alex Mirkovic teaches courses in World and European history in the History Department of Eastern Michigan University and is the author of Prelude to Constantine: The Abgar Tradition in Early Christianity (Peter Lang). His current research project, entitled “From Gibbon to Gorbachev: A History of [End Page 469] Anti-Greek Prejudice” is a historiographical study of Western attitudes toward Greeks, Late Antiquity, and Byzantium.

Penelope Papailias teaches anthropology in the Department of History, Archaeology, and Social Anthropology at the University of Thessaly. She has published Genres of Recollection: Archival Poetics and Modern Greece (Palgrave Macmillan), an ethnography of historical production in Greece, and is currently working on an ethnography of the media event, as well as researching digital citizenship and social media networks in crisis Greece.

Theodoros Rakopoulos, a...


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