Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. Evdoxios Doxiadis

Assistant Professor

Simon Fraser University

Stavros Niarchos Centre for Hellenic Studies


Ph.D. (History, University of California, Berkeley) 2007

M.B.A. (International Business Administration, University of Glasgow) 1992

Principal Publications

The Shackles of Modernity: Women, Property, and the Transition from the Ottoman Empire to the Modern Greek State 1750-1850, Cultural Politics, Socioaesthetics, Beginnings Series, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, January 2012.

“Legal Trickery: Men, Women, and Justice in Late Ottoman Greece”, Past and Present, no. 210 (2011), 129-153.

“Property and Morality: Women in the Communal Courts of Ottoman Greece”, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Vol. 34, No. 1 (2010), 61-80.

“Kin and Marriage in two Aegean Islands at the End of the 18th Century” in Jutta Sperling and Shona Kelly Wray eds., Gender, Property and Law in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Communities in the Wider Mediterranean 1300-1800, (New York: Routledge Press, 2010), 238-255.

“Standing in their Place: The Exclusion of Women from the Early Modern Greek Legal System”, Journal of Modern Greek Studies, No 25, (2007), 75-97.

“A Place in the Nation: Jews and the Greek state in the long 19th century” in Tullia Catalan and Marco Dogo (eds.), The Jews and the Nation-States of Southeast Europe from the 1848 Revolutions to the Great Depression: Combining Viewpoints on a Controversial Story, (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2016), 104-134.

“Innovation, Emulation, or Tradition? Greek family law in the first decades of the modern Greek state”, in Marion Roewekamp and Sara Kimble (eds.), New Perspectives on Women’s Legal History, (Routledge, 2016), 27-54.

 “Women, Wealth, and the State 1750-1860” in Evguenia Davidova ed. Wealth in the Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Balkans, A Socio-Economic History, (I.B. Tauris, 2016), 9-29. 

“The transformation of women’s property and work rights with the establishment of the Modern Greek state in the early 19th century” in Heide Wunder and Grethe Jacobsen eds. East meets West: A Gendered view of Legal Tradition,  (Kiel: Solivagus Verlag, 2015), 107-126.

“Women and Law in 19th Century Greece: The Impact of the Modern State” in Eva Schandevyl ed. Women in Law and Law-making in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Europe (Burlington: Ashgate, 2014), 155-198.

"The Effect of non-Juridical Gender Constructions on Legal Developments. Some General Considerations Through the Case of Abortion” was published in volume of the proceedings of the conference "Gender Difference in European Legal Cultures” at the University of Frankfurt am Main (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2013), 155-174.


Stavros Niarchos Centre for Hellenic Studies
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Simon Fraser University
Burnaby B.C. V5A 1S6

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Areas of Specialization

18th and 19th century Greek, Balkan, and Mediterranean History

History of Women and Law

History of Jews and Minorities

State formation and nationalism

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Social, Economic, and Political History of the Mediterranean
History of Modern Greece
Social, Economic, and Political History of the Mediterranean
History of Modern Greece

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