D.Phil. Oxford University (1984)
M.A. University of Keele (1979)
B.A. University of Warwick (1974)
My research and publishing focuses on nationalism and ethnicity in modern Greece and its diaspora, and its manifestations across a broad spectrum, from politics to sports.
My publications include:
The Greeks in Egypt, 1919-1937: Ethnicity & Class London: Ithaca, 1989;
Griegos en América Madrid: MAPFRE, 1992;
Wrestling with the Ancients: Modern Greek Identity and the Olympics New York: Greekworks, 2004;
Ελλάς, Ευρώπη Παναθηναϊκός! 100 Χρονια Ελληνική Ιστορία New York: Greekworks, 2010;
The Greeks and the Making of Modern Egypt Cairo: American University in Cairo Press 2019;
The Greek Orthodox Church in America: a modern history Northern Illinois & Cornell University Press, 2020.
My future book projects include a history of AHEPA (American Hellenic Progressive Association) to appear at its centenary in 2022 and a history of Greek Americans and diner restaurants.
I am also continuing my collaboration with film director Maria Iliou with who I have served as the principal historical consultant in four documentaries: The Journey: the Greek Dream in America (2007); Smyrna 1922: the Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City (2012); From Both Sides of the Aegean: Expulsions & Population Exchange, Turkey-Greece 1922-1924 (2013); Αγαπημένη Θεία Λένα: το Εργο και η Ζωή της Αντιγόνης Μεταξά (2017). Our current project is a 5-part history of the city of Athens, from 1821 to the present. Part 1, "Athens Between East & West, 1821-1896" premiered in February 2020 at the Benaki Museum in Athens.
My courses focus on the C20th-21st cultural and social history of Europe and the Mediterranean region, with an emphasis on national and ethnic identities:
- Hist 114 The Modern Mediterranean
- Hist 215 Sport & Society
- Hist 249 Refugees in C20th Europe
- Hist 250 “White” Ethnicity in the United States
- Hist 270 From Empire to Nation: the Ottoman World Transformed
- Hist 357 Topics in European History: Nationalism & Immigration
- Hist 400 Senior History Seminar
- The Journey - The Greek American Dream: http://www.thejourneygreekamericandream.org/
- Documentary on the 100 years of the Ethnikos Kyrix newspaper, in which I was interviewed & was historical consultant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StcJSvtj0ds&feature=youtu.be
- Interview about the documentary Smyrna: the Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City: https://cosmosphilly.com/interview-with-alexander-kitroeff/
- Keynote address regarding Greece's strategic role in WWII: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5umyDKgycYg&t=8s
- "Lunch with Kathimerini" interview with Margarita Pournara (in Greek) http://www.kathimerini.gr/1022439/gallery/proswpa/geyma-me-thn-k/ale3andros-kitroef-oi-omogeneis-8eloyn-na-voh8hsoyn
- The Greeks and the Making of Modern Egypt https://aucpress.com/product/the-greeks-and-the-making-of-modern-egypt/
- The Greek Orthodox Church in America: a modern history https://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/book/9781501749919/the-greek-orthod...