I took my BA in English Language and Literature at the University of Athens. I subsequently studied History and International Relations at the London School of Economics, gaining an MA and a PhD in International History. I have presented my research at conferences and seminars at LSE, King’s College London, Oxford University, Yale University, the Università degli Studi di Padova, the Centre for Contemporary British History and the British International Studies Association, and have won a dissertation prize from the London Hellenic Society. I have taught on various aspects of twentieth century international history at the LSE for a number of years. I speak Greek, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and some German, Turkish and Arabic.
My research interests lie in the field of international history of Europe in the twentieth century.
The project I am pursuing at the moment deals with the transformation of Greek politics and polity of the late 1970s- early 1980s, after the emergence, and eventual dominance, of the Socialist Party of Greece (PASOK). Taking further my prior research on Anglo-Greek relations in the 1960s and 1970s, I am looking at the way the first socialist government of Greece handled important foreign policy issues (such as the general orientation of the country, including its participation in the EC), but also the way its rhetoric and actions were viewed by its Western allies and fellow member states in regional organizations like the Council of Europe, NATO, and the EC. Emphasis is placed on how London perceived the change of leadership in Athens, and the repercussions that had in bilateral, and other, relations.
I am also continuing my research on Anglo-Greek relations, as well as on the foreign policy of the Greek Colonels’ regime and the first post-junta governments in Greece.
My PhD dissertation focused on British policy towards the Greek military dictatorship (1967-1974) and analysed diplomatic, economic, cultural and defence relations between the two traditional allies, by using archival sources from both countries (and the US) for the first time.
- Britain and the Greek Colonels: Accommodating the Junta in the Cold War, London: I.B. Tauris, 2012.
- ‘Anglo-Greek relations during the Greek Colonels’ regime, 1967-1974’ (in Greek) in The Colonels’ dictatorship and the restoration of democracy Conference Proceedings, Athens: Hellenic Parliament Foundation, 2016, pp. 337-358
- ‘Developing the Greek Reference Index for the Social Sciences and Humanities‘ (with Victoria Tsoukala, Alexia Panagopoulou, Giorgos Stavrou, Eleni Angelidi and Evi Sachini) in Polydoratou and Dobreva (eds.), Let’s put data to use: digital scholarship for the next generation, Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2014 [DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-409-1-59]
- A version of this was published as an article in Information Services and Use, Vol. 34, Issue 3-4, 2014, pp. 287-295
- ‘EKT ePublishing: Developing an open access publishing service for the Greek research community‘ (with Victoria Tsoukala, Nikos Houssos, Andreas Kalaitzis and Evi Sachini) in Polydoratou and Dobreva (eds.), Let’s put data to use: digital scholarship for the next generation, Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2014 [DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-409-1-112]
- A version of this was published as an article in Information Services and Use, Vol. 34, Issue 3-4, 2014, pp. 309-314
- ‘The 1971 Reestablishment of Diplomatic Relations between Greece and Albania: Cooperation and Strategic Partnership within Cold War Bipolarity?’ in Anastasakis, Bechev, Vrousalis (eds.), Greece in the Balkans: Memory, Conflict and Exchange, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009
- “A gift from God”: Anglo-Greek relations during the dictatorship of the Greek colonels in The Historical Review / La Revue Historique, Vol. XI (2014)
- ‘Η Βρετανία και η χούντα: ο θρίαμβος της ρεαλπολιτίκ’ [‘Britain and the Greek junta: the triumph of Realpolitik’], in Istorika Themata, n.103 (June 2011)
- ‘Οι αετοί, το λιοντάρι, το σφυροδρέπανο και ο φοίνικας: Οι εξωτερικές σχέσεις της Ελλάδας αμέσως πριν και κατά τη διάρκεια της δικτατορίας των συνταγματαρχών’ [The eagles, the lion, the hammer and sickle and the phoenix: Greece’s foreign relations immediately before and during the Colonels’ dictatorship], in Mnimon, Vol. 33 (2013-2014)
- Benjamin C. Fortna, Stefanos Katsikas, Dimitris Kamouzis, Paraskevas Konortas (eds.). State nationalisms in the Ottoman Empire, Greece and Turkey. Orthodox and Muslims, 1830–1945, London and New York: Routledge, 2013 in Nations and Nationalism, 22: 608–610 (2016). doi: 10.1111/nana.12227.
- James Pettifer (ed.). Albania and the Balkans: Essays in Honour of Sir Reginald Hibbert, Cornwall: Elbow Publishing, 2013 in Balkanistica, Vol. 29, 2016.
- Kevin Featherstone and Dimitri Papadimitriou. Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power, Oxford University Press. 2015 in LSE Review of Books (January 2016), accessible here.
- The review also appeared in LSE’s EUROPP blog (January 2016) and is accessible here.
- Eirini Karamouzi. Greece, the EEC and the Cold War, 1974–1979: the second enlargement, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014 in Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Vol. 16 n. 2 (2016), accessible here.
Ayhan Turhan Aktar, Niyazi Kizilyurek, Umut Ozkirimli. Nationalism in the Troubled Triangle: Cyprus, Greece and Turkey, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 in History: Reviews of New Books Vol. 43 n.1, 2015, accessible here.
- Manuela Caiani and Linda Parenti. European and American Extreme Right Groups and the Internet, Burlington: Ashgate, 2013 in LSE Review of Books (August 2013), accessible here.
- The review also appeared in LSE’s USApp– American Politics and Policy blog (September 2013) and is accessible here.
- Donatella della Porta, Manuela Caiani, Claudius Wagemann. Mobilizing on the Extreme Right: Germany, Italy, and the United States, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012 in LSE Review of Books (April 2013), accessible here.
- Stan Draenos. Andreas Papandreou: The Making of a Greek Democrat and Political Maverick, London: I.B. Tauris, 2012 in Cold War History, Vol. 13 n.1 (February 2013), accessible here.
- Peter Wallensteen. Understanding Conflict Resolution: War, Peace and the Global System 3rd. edition, London: Sage, 2012 in Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security, Vol. 2 n.2 (October, 2012), accessible here.
- Soner Cagaptay. Islam, Secularism, and Nationalism in Modern Turkey: Who is a Turk?, London: Routledge, 2006, in Centre for Asia Minor Bulletin, Vol. 17 (in Greek, March 2012), accessible here. [http://dx.doi.org/10.12681/deltiokms.29]
- Stefanos Katsikas (ed.) Bulgaria and Europe: Shifting Identities, London and New York: Anthem Press, 2010, in European History Quarterly, Vol. 42 (January 2012), accessible here.
- Sotiris Walldén. Paratairoi etairoi: Elliniki Diktatoria, Kommounistika Kathestota kai Valkania (Unseemly Partners: Greek Dictatorship, Communist Régimes and the Balkans) (1967-1974), Athens: Polis, 2009, in Journal of Modern Greek Studies, Vol. 29, n.1 (May 2011), accessible here.
- David G. Williamson. The Age of the Dictators: a Study of the European Dictatorships, 1918-53, Harlow: Pearson, 2007, in European Review of History: Revue européenne d’histoire, Vol. 18 n.2 (April 2011), accessible here.
- William Mallinson. Cyprus: Diplomatic History and the Clash of Theory in International Relations, London: I.B. Tauris, 2010, in Journal of Global Analysis, Vol. 2 n.1 (April 2011), accessible here.
- ‘Greece and Albania would both benefit substantially from closer relations’, LSE EUROPP – European Politics and Policy blog, 25 September 2013.
- The article also appeared in LSE Hellenic Observatory’s Greece@LSE blog (27 September 2013) and is accessible here.
- ‘Ioannidis, Cyprus, and the irony of history’, International Affairs at LSE – Analysis of international diplomacy and grand strategy, September 2010, accessible here.
- Another version of the above was published in Greek as “Ο Ιωαννίδης, η Κύπρος και η ειρωνεία της Ιστορίας” in Themata Ellinikis Istorias (16 August 2014), accessible here.
- ‘Britain and Greece: 40 years ago’, British politics and policy at LSE – contribution to the blog where LSE experts analyse and debate recent developments across UK government, May 2010, accessible here.
- ‘Greece: Archive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Athens’ entry in Archives Made Easy, May 2008, accessible here.
- David G. Williamson’s The Age of the Dictators: a Study of the European Dictatorships, 1918-53, Harlow: Pearson, 2007 in Greek
Principal research awards, fellowships, and prizes
- Visiting Fellow, Hellenic Observatory, European Institute, LSE (2012)
- LSE International History Research Studentship (2005-6, 2006-7, 2007-8)
- Postgraduate Prize in the London Hellenic Society Competition for MA dissertation entitled ‘The Labour government’s policy towards the Greek Colonels, 1967-68: the tragedy of economics or NATO nepotism?’ (2005).