Modern Greek Studies Association

Yiorgo Topalidis

Ph.D. Candidate
Tedder & Rothman Doctoral Fellow 2021 - 2022

University of Florida
Departments of Sociology and Criminology & Law

B.S. Biology, Southern Connecticut State University 2000
M.S. Microbiology, University of Connecticut 2005
M.A. History, Southern Connecticut State University 2012

Principal Presentations and Publications

"Forging an Allyship Praxis: Housing Discrimination against Ottoman Greek Immigrants in the Early 20th Century US." - Presented at the 2021 Southern Sociological Society Annual Conference.

"An Introduction to the Ottoman Greeks of the United States Project." - Invited speaker at the University of Florida's Center for European Studies, March 2021.

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Areas of Specialization

Immigrant racial identity construction, contestation, and social memory.

Dissertation/Thesis working title and topic

The Whitening Process Model: Forging an Anti-Racist Praxis for Descendants of Ottoman Greek Immigrants in the United States.

Courses taught in Modern Greek Studies

Greece Yesterday and Today - University of Florida, 2015

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