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Dimitris Antoniou is Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics at Columbia University, where he is teaching courses on the Colonels’ Dictatorship and its afterlives, film, and the anthropology of Greece, as well as the global reception of Greek thought. His recent publications include the essay “Crisis, History, Complicity” in Archive Crisis: Shaking Up the Shelves of History, edited by Stefanos Tsivopoulos and Hilde de Bruijn (Jap Sam Books, 2015). He is currently working on an ethnography of an unbuilt mosque in the suburbs of Athens.

Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis is Assistant Professor of English at New York Institute of Technology, where she specializes in postmodern fiction, metafiction, and ESL pedagogy. Her article “Metafiction in the Post-Technological Age: The Case of The People of Paper and MetaMaus” was published in Beyond Postmodernism: Onto the Postcontemporary (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013), and her essay “Speaking and Remaining Silent about the World Beyond” was published by the peer-reviewed e-journal [SIC]: A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation (2011). She is currently working on metafiction and children’s literature in picture books.

Gerasimos Augustinos is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina. His current research interest concerns the development of nationalism and identity in Greece.

Eric L. Ball is Associate Professor/Mentor at Empire State College, State University of New York, and the author of the memoir, Sustained by Eating, Consumed by Eating Right (SUNY Press, 2013). In addition to facilitating student-led inquiry among undergraduates into ethics, he has been building and playing lyras, occasionally pausing to reflect on his music-making in a sociohistorical context, most recently in his “Essays Before a Syrtos” in the SUNY Empire State College journal All About Mentoring (2014). [End Page 221]

Maria Boletsi is Assistant Professor in Literary Studies at Leiden University. She has recently published Barbarism and Its Discontents (Stanford University Press, 2013) and the volume Barbarism Revisited: New Perspectives on an Old Concept, co-edited with Christian Moser (Brill/Rodopi, 2015). She is currently a partner in an international research project on the conceptual history of barbarism. She is also working on notions of subjectivity in the context of the Greek crisis and a book project on C.P. Cavafy.

Loring M. Danforth is Charles A. Dana Professor of Anthropology at Bates College. He is the co-author (with Riki Van Boeschoten) of Children of the Greek Civil War: Refugees and the Politics of Memory (University of Chicago Press, 2011) and Crossing the Kingdom: Portraits of Saudi Arabia (University of California Press, 2016).

Evguenia Davidova is Associate Professor in the Department of International and Global Studies at Portland State University. Her research interests focus on the late Ottoman and post-Ottoman Balkans: commerce, nationalism, travel, and medical practices. Davidova is the author of Balkan Transitions to Modernity and Nation-States. Through the Eyes of Three Generations of Merchants (1780s–1890s) (Brill, 2013) and the editor of Wealth in the Ottoman and post-Ottoman Balkans: A Socio-Economic History (I.B. Tauris, 2016).

Evdoxios Doxiadis is Assistant Professor in history at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University. His research interests include nineteenth-century Greek history, the history of women in Greece and the Mediterranean, state formation and minorities, and legal history. His latest publication is “Women, Wealth, and the State 1750–1860” in Wealth in the Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Balkans, A Socio-Economic History, edited by Evguenia Davidova (I.B. Tauris, 2015).

Thalia Dragonas is Professor of Social Psychology at the University in Athens. Her current research interests include identities, intergroup relations, minorities, and intercultural education. Her new book is entitled Education as Social Construction: Contributions to Theory, Research and Practice, edited by Thalia Dragonas, Ken Gergen, Sheila McNamee, and Eleftheria Tseliou (WorldShare Publications, 2015).

Joanna Eleftheriou is Assistant Professor of Literature at the University of Houston–Clear Lake, specializing in creative writing. She has published essays and translations in journals, including The Crab Orchard Review and The Common, and is at work on a book of essays about her life as a Greek-Cypriot-American. [End Page 222]

Alexander Kitroeff is Associate Professor of History at Haverford College. He is the co-author (with Maria Iliou) of Σμύρνη: Η καταστροφή μιας κοσμοπολίτι-κης πόλης 1900–1922 (Minoas, 2012). He is currently completing a book-length study of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

Kostas Kourtikakis is Lecturer and Research Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research revolves around European Union institutions and governance. His latest publication is “Civil Society Organizations in European Union External Relations: A Study of Interorganizational Networks in the Eastern Partnership and the Mediterranean” in the Journal of European Integration (2015).

James Edward Miller is retired from the Foreign Service Institute and Georgetown University and is currently working on a study of modernization in Southern Europe since 1700. His interests include Modern Greek history and the Cyprus issue. He is the author of The United States and the Making of Modern Greece (University of North Carolina Press, 2009).

Andreas Panayiotou is Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism at Frederick University Cyprus. His latest publication is “Border Dialectics: Cypriot Social and Historical Movements in a World Systemic Context” in Beyond a Divided Cyprus: A State and Society in Transformation, edited by Nicos Trimikliniotis and Umut Bozkurt (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), and his research interests include the investigation of the cultural and social processes underlying the historical construction of collective identities and the analysis of media dynamics and discourses.

Nassos Papalexandrou is Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches Greek and Near Eastern Art. He has published extensively on aspects of material and visual culture of pre-classical Greece. He is the author of The Visual Poetics of Power: Warriors, Youths and Tripods in Early Greece (Lexington Books, 2005).

Faidra Papavasiliou is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at Georgia State University. Her research interests include economic anthropology and alternative economic and food systems in Greece and the US. Her latest publications are “Times of Crisis and Seeds of New Intimacies on a Northern Aegean Island: Activism, Alternative Exchange Networks and Re-Imagined Communities,” co-authored with Despina Margomenou and appearing in Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism (2013), and the entries on “Seed Exchange Networks” and “Barter and the Informal Economy” in The Sage Encyclopedia of Food Issues, edited by Ken Albala (Sage, 2015). [End Page 223]

Theodoros Rakopoulos is a social anthropologist, currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bergen. He has published on Sicilian anti-mafia cooperatives, as well as the Greek solidarity economy movement of food distribution. His research interests include cooperativism, labor, wealth, food, solidarity, and, recently, conspiratorial thought in Greece. He has also published two books of poetry and two fiction books in Greek and was awarded the National Prize for a debut author in 2011.

Katerina Rozakou is an anthropologist and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam. She has published articles on volunteerism, civil society, humanitarian aid, refugees, and immigrants. She has co-edited with Eleni Gara the collective volume Ελληνικά παράδοξα: Πατρωνία, κοινωνία πολιτών και βία [Greek paradoxes: Patronage, civil society, and violence] (Alexandreia, 2013) and is currently preparing an ethnographic monograph, entitled Socialities of Love and Solidarity: Voluntary Work with Refugees in Early Twenty-first-century Greece.

Rossitza B. Schroeder is an Associate Professor of Art and Religion at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. She has published on the relationship between monastic practice and the visual arts in late Byzantium (1261–1453) and is currently working on Gentile Bellini’s portrait of the conqueror of Constantinople, the Ottoman sultan Mehmed II.

Katerina Stergiopoulou is Assistant Professor of Literature at Claremont McKenna College, specializing in American and European twentieth-century poetry and poetics, as well as in translation studies. Her essays on Ezra Pound, George Seferis, and Carl Schmitt have appeared in Journal of Modern Literature, Comparative Literature, and October.

Jonathan Swarts is Associate Professor of Political Science at Purdue University North Central. His research interests include Western European politics, comparative political economy, public opinion, and US foreign policy. He is the author of Constructing Neoliberalism: Economic Transformation in Anglo-American Democracies (University of Toronto Press, 2013).

Alex Tipei defended her dissertation, “For Your Civilization and Ours: Greece, Romania, and the Making of French Universalism,” in the History Department at Indiana University–Bloomington in the spring of 2015 and is currently revising the manuscript for publication. Her research focuses on networks of intellectual and political elites in post-Napoleonic Europe. In 2015–2016, she is teaching at Indiana University and offering a MA course in the Higher Education Learning Program at Indiana Women’s Prison in Indianapolis. [End Page 224]

Panos Vlagopoulos is Associate Professor of Musicology at the Ionian University of Corfu, specializing in ideological and aesthetic issues in Greek music. He is currently working on a book focusing on particular networks of nineteenth and twentieth-century diaspora and homeland Greek cultural life and is editor-in-chief of Μουσικός Λόγος (m-logos.gr).

Diana Gilliland Wright is a historian of the fifteenth-century Morea, the last Palaiologues, and the Venetian stato da mar. She has published a volume of 90 letters by a Venetian governor of Nauplion, Bartolomeo Minio, from 1479–1483 and a second volume of 61 letters from Crete 1500–1502. She has just completed a manuscript entitled The Knight and Death: The Kladas Affair and the Fifteenth Century Morea. [End Page 225]