Associate Professor of History; Department Chair
Alexander Kitroeff was born in Athens, Greece and was educated in the U. K. where he received a B.A. in Politics at Warwick University, an M.A. in History at Keele University and a D.Phil. in Modern History at Oxford University in 1984. His doctoral dissertation, completed at St. Antony's College, examined the history of the Greek diaspora in modern Egypt. Kitroeff has taught at Queens College CUNY; Princeton University; Temple University & New York University, and in 1996 began teaching at Haverford College, where he is presently Associate Professor of History.
B.A., University of Warwick
M.A., University of Keele
D.Phil., Oxford University
Kitroeff researches and publishes on nationalism and ethnicity in Greece and its diaspora in the C19-20th and its manifestations in a broad spectrum, from politics to sports. He has received funding from the Social Science Research Council, The Center for Neo-Hellenic Research, the Piraeus Bank Cultural Foundation and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. He has published four books: on the Greeks in modern Egypt; the Greeks in the Americas (in Spanish), Greek identity and the modern Olympics and a history of the Athens-based sports association "Panathinaikos" (in Greek) - a collection of his articles on the Jews of Greece has also appeared in book-form. He has collaborated as historical consultant with award winning director Maria Iliou on three documentary films: on the Greeks in the United States; the destruction of the cosmopolitan city of Smyrna in 1922 and the Greco-Turkish exchange of populations of 1923. He is currently completing a book on the history of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in America.