Modern Greek Studies Association


Dr. Stefanos Katsikas

Director of Modern Greek Studies & Language Coordinator of Modern Greek
Lecturer of Modern Greek
Lecturer of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Degrees

2006: PhD in Social Science, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London (UCL)

2000: MA in Southeastern European Studies, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London (UCL)

1998: BA in History (First Class), History Department, Ionian University (Corfu)

Principal Publications

Books
Negotiating Diplomacy in the New Europe: Foreign Policy in Post-Communist Bulgaria, London; New York: I.B Tauris/MacMillan, 2011.
The book was awarded the 2011 Scouloudi publication award by the Institute of Historical Research, University of London

Books Edited
State-Nationalisms in the Ottoman Empire, Greece and Turkey: Orthodox and Muslims (1830-1945), London; New York: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East, 2012.
Bulgaria and Europe: Shifting Identities, London; New York; New Delhi: Anthem Press, 2010.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
"Muslim Minority in Greek Historiography: A Distorted Story?." European History Quarterly 42.3 (2012): 444-467.
"Conclusion: European Modernity and Islamic Reformism among Muslims of the Balkans in the Late-Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Period (1830s-1945)." Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 29.4 (2009): 537-543.
"Introduction: European Modernity and Islamic Reformism among Muslims of the Balkans in the Late-Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Period (1830s-1945)." Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 29.4 (2009): 435-442.
"Millets in Nation States: The Case of Greek and Bulgarian Muslims, 1912-1923." Nationalities Papers 37.2 (2009): 177-201.
"National Reconciliation After Civil War: The Case of Greece." Journal of Peace Research. 46.4 (2009): 559-575
"A Comparative Overview of the Foreign Policy-making in Albania, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia during the 1980s." Bulgarian Historical Review (2006): 106-144.
"All Change: the Reform Effect of Image Modification within Bulgarian Political Parties on their Foreign Policy Agendas during the 1990s." Etudes Balkaniques (2006): 57-78.
“An Overview of Albania’s Foreign Policy-making during the 1980s.” Slovo 16.2 (2004): 91-106
Book Contributions
"Transitional Justice after the Collapse of Dictatorship in Greece (1974-2000)." Nico Wouters (ed.). Transitional Justice and Memory in Europe (1945-2013), Cambridge: Intersentia, 2014: 259-286.
"Millet Legacies in a National Environment: Political Elites and Muslim Communities in Greece (1830s-1923)." Benjamin C. Fortna, Stefanos Katsikas, Dimitris Kamouzis and Paraskevas Konortas (eds.). State-Nationalisms in the Ottoman Empire, Greece and Turkey: Orthodox and Muslims (1830s-1945). London; New York: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East: 2012: 51-73.
"A Hostage Minority: The Muslims of Greece (1923-1941)." Benjamin C. Fortna, Stefanos Katsikas, Dimitris Kamouzis and Paraskevas Konortas (eds.). State-Nationalisms in the Ottoman Empire, Greece and Turkey: Orthodox and Muslims (1830s-1945). London; New York: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East, 2012: 164-190.
Katsikas, Stefanos, and Peter Siani-Davies. ""Ο καπνικός νόμος του 1953: πολιτικό μέτρο απομάκρυνσης της κομμουνιστική απειλής από ένα εργατικό δυναμικό με έντονη συνδικαλιστική δράση;" ("The Tobacco Act of 1953: Political Measure to Remove the Communist Threat from a Labor Force with Strong Unionist Activity?)." Eleni Paschaloudi, Ilias Skoulidas, and Katerina Tsekou and Vasilis Dalkavoukis 9eds.). &Alph a;φηγήσεις για τη δεκαετία του 1940 (Narratives about 1940). Athens: Epikentro, 2012: 213-228.
"The Europeanization of Bulgarian Society: A Long-Lasting Political Project." Stefano's Katsikas (ed.) Bulgaria and Europe: Shifting Identities. London; New York; New Delhi: Anthem Press, 2010: 1-22.
"Negotiating Diplomacy in Post-Communist Bulgaria: Sofia’s Balkan Policy in the Post-Cold War Period." Stefano's Katsikas (ed.) Bulgaria and Europe: Shifting Identities. London; New York; New Delhi: Anthem Press, 2010: 129-54.
"Epilogue." Stefano's Katsikas (ed.) Bulgaria and Europe: Shifting Identities. London; New York; New Delhi: Anthem Press, 2010: 193-96.
Special Journals Edited
European Modernity and Islamic Reformism among Muslims of the Balkans in the Late-Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Period (1830-1945). Spec. iss. of Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 29.4 (2009)

Website Articles
"The Bulgarian Presidential Elections of 2011: Reflections on Process and Outcome." Baltic Worlds. 16 Nov. 2011. Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) Södertörn University, Stockholm. 27 Sep. 2012.

Book Reviews
Robert Bideleux and Ian Jeffries. The Balkans: A Post-Communist History. London and New York: Rutledge. 2007. xix + 620p. p/b. in Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies 11.1 (2009): 117-119
Emil Giatzidis. An Introduction to Post-communist Bulgaria: Political, Economic and Social Transformations (Manchester University Press, 2002). Europe-Asia Studies 56.1 (January 2004): 174-176
Giannis Glavinas, Oi Mousoulmanikoi Plithismoi stin Ellada (1912-1923): Apo tin Ensomatosi skin Antallagi (Muslim Populations in Greece (1912-1923): From Integration to the [Population] Exchange), Thessaloniki: Antonis Stamoulis Publishing House, 2013, LXVIII +382p., Deltio Centro Mikrasiatikon Spoon (Bulletin of Asia Minor Studies) 19 (2015): 419-424 (in Greek)

Modern Greek Studies program
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4080 Foreign Languages Building
707 South Mathews Ave.
Urbana, Il 61801-3676 USA

(217) 300-7188

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Areas of Specialization

Modern history and politics of Southeastern Europe

Modern history and politics of Greece and Cyprus

Democratization, post-conflict resolution and regional security in Southeastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean

Corruption, human trafficking and organized crime in Southeastern Europe

Fall of Empires and rise of national ideologies in 19th and 20th century Europe

Religion and Politics in Southeastern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean

Democracy and authoritarianism in interwar and Cold War Europe

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Language Courses

Elementary Modern Greek I
Elementary Modern Greek II
Intermediate Modern Greek I
Intermediate Modern Greek II
Advanced Modern Greek I
Advanced Modern Greek II

 

Culture Courses:

SLCL 200/GRKM 199 (fall semester): “Partnership in Crisis: Greece and the EU”

SLCL 200/GRKM 199 (spring semester): “Pirates, Merchants and Cross-Cultural Interactions in the Mediterranean Sea”

"Conflict and Post-Conflict Resolution in Modern Cyprus: Life and Culture Divided by A Wall" (study abroad course with a two-week field trip to Cyprus),
“Modern Greece through Cinema, Art and Literature” (open to undergraduate students at any level),
“Religion, Peace and Conflict: Greece, the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean” (open to undergraduate students at any level),
2012/13 and 2013/2014: ‘Constructing Greek Identity (-ies): Greeks and their Neighbors from Antiquity to Modern Times’ (course offered to the University of Illinois alumni and members of the Urbana-Champaign community with membership at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, OLLI, a member-centered community of adult learners that is supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation, the Illinois Office of the Provost), OLLI, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (http://olli.illinois.edu/)

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