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Greek Americans

I have studied the history of Greeks in the United States and by extension those in Canada since I moved to the U.S. in the mid-1980s. A Social Science Research Council research fellowship enabled me to study the role of the Greek American lobby. In 1992, I published a historical survey of the Greeks in the Americas in Spanish, commissioned by the Madrid-based MAPFRE foundation. It was one of several studies produced for the occasion of the quincentenary of Columbus’ voyage to the Americas. Since then I have lectured and published extensively on the history of the Greek Americans, primarily, more specifically on the evolution of their dual relationship with American society and their Greek homeland. I served as the historical consultant to a documentary on the Greek American experience, entitled “The Journey: the Greek Dream in America” and directed by Maria Iliou. My future plans include a book-length historical account of the Greek experience in the United States.

Books

  • Griegos en América [The Greeks in the Americas] Madrid: Fundación MAPFRE, 1992

Chapters in Books

  • «Η Ιστορία της Μετανάστευσης και της Ζωής των Ελλήνων στην Αμερική» [The History of the Migration and Life of the Greeks in America] in Maria Iliou, ed. Το Ταξίδι – Το Ελληνικό Ονειρο στην Αμερική 1890-1980 [The Journey – The Greek Dream in America 1890-1980] Athens: Benaki Museum – Proteus, 2008
  • “Greek American Identity in the 1980s” in Eric Bruneau, Ioanis Hassiotis, Martine Hovanessian & Claire Mouradian Eds. Arméniens et Grecs en Diaspora: approches comparatives Athens: L’École Francaise d’ Athènes, 2007
  • «Ο Τύπος ως Πηγή για την Ιστορία των Ελλήνων στις ΗΠΑ» [The Press as a Source for the History of the Greeks in the United States] in Loukia Droulia ed. Ο Ελληνικός Τύπος 1784 ως σήμερα [The Greek Press Since 1784: Historical & Theoretical Perspectives] Athens: INE/EIE, 2005
  • «Η Ελληνο-Αμερικανική Πολιτισμική Ταυτότητα την Δεκαετία του 1990» [Greek American Cultural Identity in the 1990s] in Michalis Damanakis et al eds. Ιστορία της Νεοελληνικής Διασποράς – Ερευνα και Διδασκαλία [History of the Modern Greek Diaspora Research and Instruction] Rethymno: University of Crete, 2004
  • «Βόρεια Αμερική: Οι Ελληνικές Κοινότητες στις ΗΠΑ και τον Καναδά» [North America: the Greek Communities in the U.S. & Canada] in Vasilis Panayotopoulos ed. Ιστορία του Νέου Ελληνισμού 1770-2000 [History of Modern Hellenism, 1770-2000] Vol. 10 Athens: Nea Grammata, 2004
  • «Βόρεια και Νότια Αμερική: οι Ομογενείς στις ΗΠΑ, τον Καναδά, την Λατινική Αμερική» [North and South America: The Greek Diaspora in the U.S., Canada and Latin America] in Vasilis Panayotopoulos ed. Ιστορία του Νέου Ελληνισμού 1770-2000 [History of Modern Hellenism, 1770-2000] Vol. 9 Athens: Nea Grammata, 2004
  • «Οι Ελληνες στις ΗΠΑ» in Vasilis Panayotopoulos ed. Ιστορία του Νέου Ελληνισμού 1770-2000 [History of Modern Hellenism, 1770-2000] Vol. 7 Athens: Nea Grammata, 2004 pp. 351-360.
  • « Ο Ρόλος του Ελληνο-Αμερικανικού Λόμπι στην Εξωτερική Πολιτική των ΗΠΑ» [The Role of the Greek American Lobby in U.S. Foreign Policy, 1992-2001] in Panayotis Tsakonas, ed. Σύγχρονη Ελληνική Εξωτερική Πολιτική: Μια Συνολική Προσέγγιση [Con-temporary Greek Foreign Policy: A Comprehensive Approach] Athens: Sideris, 2003.
  • «Εμπορικές Παροικίες και Μετανάστες» [Merchant Colonies and Immigrants] in Christos Hadziiosif, ed. Ιστορία της Ελλάδας του 20ου Αιώνα Β1 1922-1240 [History of Greece in the C20th) Vol. B1 1922-1940] Athens: Vivliorama, 2002.
  • «Υπερατλαντική Μετανάστευση» [Transatlantic Emigration] in Christos Hadziiosif Ed Ιστορία της Ελλάδας του 20ου Αιώνα [History of Greece in the C20th] Vol. 1 1900-1922. Athens: Vivliorama, 1999.
  • “Greek-American Ethnicity, 1919-1939” in Jelisaveta Stanojevich Allen et al Eds. To Hellenikon Studies in Honor of Speros Vryonis, Jr. Vol. II New York: Caratzas, 1993 353-371.
  • “Emigration Transatlantique et Strategie Familiale: La Grèce” [Transatlantic Emigration and Family Strategy: Greece] in Stuart Woolf, ed. Espaces et Familles dans l’ Europe du Sud à l’âge moderne [Space and Families in Southern Europe in the Contemporary Era] Paris: Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l’ Homme, 1992 241-270

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