Modern Greek Studies Association

Prof. Eleni Bastéa

Regents' Professor of Architecture and Director of the International Studies Institute

University of New Mexico
Architecture Program, School of Architecture and Planning


BA Bryn Mawr College 1980

Master's of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley, 1982

PhD History of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley, 1989

Principal Publications

Venice without Gondolas, poetry collection (Georgetown, KY: Finishing Line Press, 2013).

Aθήνα 1834 – 1896. Νεοκλασική πολεοδομία και ελληνική εθνική συνείδηση [Athens: 1834 – 1896. Neoclassical urban design & Greek national consciousness], translation of The Creation of Modern Athens: Planning the Myth, translated by Eleni Bastéa. (Libro publishers, Athens, 2008).

Eleni Bastéa, ed., Memory and Architecture (Albuquerque: U. of New Mexico Press, 2004).

The Creation of Modern Athens: Planning the Myth, Cambridge University Press, 2000. Co-winner of the John D. Criticos Prize and a finalist for the Sir Runciman Award.

Athens 1834-1896: Neoclassical City planning and Greek National Consciousness [in Greek; translation of The Creation of Modern Athens: Planning the Myth], translated by Eleni Bastéa. Libro publishers, Athens, Greece, 2008.

Editor, Memory and Architecture, University of New Mexico Press, 2004.

"Dimitris Pikionis and Sedad Eldem: Parallel Reflections of Vernacular and National Architecture," in The Usable Past: Greek Metahistories, Keith Brown and Yannis Hamilakis, editors, Rowman and Littlefield, 2003.

"Regularization and Resistance: Urban Transformation in Late-nineteenth-century Greece," in Greek Society in the Making, 1863 – 1913: Realities, Symbols, and Visions, Philip Carabott, editor, Variorum, 1997.

"Nineteenth-century Travellers in the Greek Lands: Politics, Prejudice, and Poetry in Arcadia," Dialogos. Hellenic Studies Review, U.K., no. 4 (1997); 47 – 69.

"Athens. Etching Images on the Street: Planning and National Aspirations," in Streets: Critical Perspectives on Public Space, Zeynep Çelik, Diane Favro, and Richard Ingersoll, editors, University of California Press, 1994.

"The Sweet Deceit of Tradition: National Ideology and Greek Architecture." Twenty One / Art and Culture 1, no. 2 (Spring 1990): 84 – 101.

"Our City: Salonica." Places 1, no. 3 (Spring 1984): 26 – 32.

School of Architecture and Planning
The University of New Mexico
MSC04 2530
2401 Central Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001, USA

505-277-0076 Fax

Areas of Specialization

Contemporary urban and architectural history: Architecture and the construction of personal, social, and national identities

The memory of lost place: Architecture, psychology, and the literature of exile

Modern Greek history and culture

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Greece-Turkey, 1922—Present: From Conflict to Rapprochement

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