Visiting Lecturers


maragkouKonstantina Maragkou, Visiting Lecturer
Konstantina Maragkou is a historian. She received her PhD and an MPhil in Historical Studies from the University of Cambridge and a BA in Modern History, Economic History and Politics from the University of London. Her doctoral thesis, which was completed with the support of a number of funding awards, is titled The Wilson Government and the Greek Colonels, 1967-1970. She is currently a postdoctoral associate and Lecturer of Hellenic Studies at the Macmillan Center teaching courses in modern Greek and European history. She was previously the A.G. Leventis Post-Doctoral Research  Fellow at the Hellenic Observatory at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She had also held visiting fellowships at the European Institute of the LSE, the Remarque Institute of New York University and the Hellenic Foundation for Foreign and European Policy (ELIAMEP). Her research interests include Twentieth Century World History and Modern Greek History with special emphasis on Greece's foreign relations in the post-WWII era. Her current project involves the revision, expansion and publication of her doctoral dissertation on Britain and the Greek Colonels, 1967-1974. On various aspects of this era, she has given a number of presentations at conferences and published articles at peer-reviewed historical journals.


Giorgos Antoniou, Post-Doctoral fellow and Lecturer in History
antoniouGeorgios Antoniou received his Ph.D. in History and Civilization at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (2007). His dissertation title was “The Memory and Historiography of the Greek Civil War, 1943-1949.” He is currently is a postdoctoral associate and Lecturer of Hellenic Studies at the Macmillan Center teaching course in modern Greek history and the memory of conflicts. He was previously a fellow of the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah in Paris (2005-2007). He has edited volumes in Greek and Italian and his work has appeared, among others, in the Journal of Peace Research and History and Theory Journals. His main research interests are: Historiography, Commemoration of Conflicts; Civil Wars; Cultural History; Collective and Individual Memory.


kastritsisDimitris Kastritsis, Visiting Lecturer in History
Dimitris Kastritsis research interests include the political and cultural history of the Ottoman Empire (1299-1922) with a particular focus on the early and classical periods. The Ottoman Empire in the context of Islamic history, the Middle East and Southeastern Europe. The development of a distinct imperial ideology as the Ottomans came into contact with rival empires (Timurids, Mamluks, Safavids, Habsburgs) and its expression in a variety of media such as literary narratives, architecture, and ceremonial. Other fields of expertise include medieval Islamic history and philology, the Crusades, and Byzantium.


karakasidouAnastasia Karakasidou, Anthropology, Fall 2002
Born in Thessaloniki, Anastasia Karakasidou received her undergraduate and graduate education in the US.  She holds a doctorate degree in social and cultural anthropology from Columbia University (1992).  Her disseration and early reearch focused on the ethnicity and culture of the Slavic-speakers of northern Greece.  Her monograph "Fields of Wheat, Hills of Blood: Passages to nationhood in Greek Macedonia" was published by the University of Chicago Press in 1997.  She has been teaching at Wellesley College since the fall of the same year and she is currently researching and writing a book about the cultures of cancer.

Christina Katsougiannopoulou-Ewald, Anthropology, Spring 2003
Christina Katsougiannopoulou Ewald received a PhD in Early Medieval Archaeology from the University of Bonn, Germany, after previously studying Byzantine Art and Archaeology in Greece. As a lecturer at the Hellenic Studies Program she taught two seminars on Byzantine culture and was involved in the development of interactive language materials. Her research interests focus on Byzantine/ Early Medieval jewelry, material culture and social/ethnic identity as well as burial rites. She currently teaches at the Department of Fine Art at the University of Toronto.


Stathis Gourgouris, Comparative Literature, Fall 2001

StavrakopoulouAnna Stavrakopoulou, Comparative Literature, Spring 2002
Anna Stavrakopoulou holds a Ph.D in Modern Greek Studies from Harvard University.  She initiated the ancient & modern Greek language program at Bosphorus University (Istanbul, Turkey) in 1995-1996, and then went on to teach at Harvard University for the following three years.  In 1999, she took a two-year break from academia to join the executive team of the newly established Onassis Foundation (USA) in New York City.  After teaching as visiting faculty at the University of Crete (fall 2001) and Yale University (spring 2002), since 2003 she has joined the faculty of the Drama Department at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.  She has co-edited with Gregory Nagy "Modern Greek Literature: Critical Essays" (Routledge, 2003).  She has published a number of reviews and articles on Greek theater and literature. She is a co-founding member and faculty of the Harvard Olympia Summer Program (2001-); from 2006-2008 she was the Academic and Administrative Coordinator of the program.