Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. Sakis Gekas

Assistant Professor in Modern Greek History

York University

Department of History


Ph.D. in History, 2004

MA in History, 1999

BA in History, 1998

Principal Publications

“Xenocracy. State, Class and Colonialism in the Ionian Islands, 1815-1864”, Berghahn, 2017.

2011. "Εκχρηματισμός υπό δυτική κυριαρχία. Βρετανική 'Προστασία' και Ιονική Τράπεζα" ['Monetarization under western domination. British 'Protection and the Ionian Bank', στο Θ. Καλαφάτης, Ε. Πρόντζας (επ.), Οικονομική Ιστορία του Ελληνικού Κράτους, Τόμ. Πρώτος, Αθήνα, 218-247.

"Class and cosmopolitanism: the historiographical fortunes of merchants in Eastern Mediterranean ports", in M. Fuhrmann and V. Kechriotis (eds.), "The late Ottoman port-cities and their inhabitants: subjectivity, urbanity, and conflicting orders", special issue, Mediterranean Historical Review 24, 2, 95-114.

"Class and national identities in the Ionian Islands under British rule" in R. Beaton and D. Ricks (eds.), The Making of Modern Greece: Nationalism, Romanticism, and the Uses of the Past (1797-1896), Ashgate, 161-174

2009. Θεσμοί και Εξουσία στην πόλη της Κέρκυρας στα μέσα του 19ου αιώνα" [Institutions and Power in Corfu town in the mid-nineteenth century], Ίστωρ 15, 107-144.

"Migrants, merchants and philanthropists; hierarchies in nineteenth-century Greek ports" in A. Jarvis, R. Lee (eds.), Trade, Migration and Urban Networks in Port Cities c. 1640-1940, Research Series in Maritime History, 38, 109-126.  

2008. Credit, Bankruptcy and Power in the Ionian Islands under British Rule, 1815", in K. Gratzer, D. Stiefel (eds.), History of Insolvency and Bankruptcy from an International Perspective, Södertörn academic studies 38, Huddinge, 83-118.

2008. Από την Ιστορία του Κόσμου στην Παγκόσμια Ιστορία ή από τον Ηρόδοτο στη Μεγάλη Απόκλιση"["From World History to Global History or from Herodotus to the Great Divergence"], Μνήμων 29, 243-273.

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Areas of Specialization

Modern Greek and Mediterranean History

Economic and Social History

History of colonialism


Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

"A History of Modern Greece. From regions to the nation-state'"

"Greeks in the World. From communities to diaspora"

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