Georgios Anagnostou



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«Λόγοι Χ Επαφής, Επιστολές εξ Αμερικής»     Διασπορικές διαδρομές. Αθήνα: Απόπειρα. 2012. [Diasporic Routes. Athens: Apopeira].    (Poems and reflections on migration and diaspora, in Greek; some bilingual)      Popular Ethnography and the Making of Usable Pasts in Greek America


Book Chapters

"Citizenship and Entrepreneurship: Greek America as Diaspora at a Time of Crisis.” In Greece in Crisis: The Cultural Politics of Austerity, edited by Dimitris Tziovas, 107–132. I. B. Tairus Publishers. 2017.

Προς μια Χαρτογράφηση της Ελληνοαμερικανικής Μετανάστευσης (1890–1940)
[Mapping Greek American Immigration (1890–1940)]. In «Από την Άπειρο Χώρα στην Μεγάλη Ήπειρο» [From the Infinite Land to the Greater Epirus]. Επιμέλεια, Κατερίνη Λιάμπη, Νικόλαος Κατσικούδης, Νικόλαος Αναστασόπουλος. Κοσμητεία Φιλοσοφικής Σχολής, Ιωάννινα, 2016.

"Against Cultural Loss: Immigration, Life History, and the Enduring 'Vernacular.'" In Hellenisms: Culture, Identity, and Ethnicity from Antiquity to Modernity, edited by Katerina Zacharia, 355-77. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2008.


Recent Articles

“Norms, Vulnerabilities, Paradoxes: Greeks and MTV.” Journal of Modern Greek Studies, 35.1 (Spring 2017): 155-179.

Recollecting Greek America: Reflections on Ethnic Struggle, Success and Survival.” Journal of Modern Hellenism, Vol. 31 (Fall 2015): 148-175.

Within the Nation and Beyond: Diaspora Belonging in My Life in Ruins.” Filmicon: Journal of Greek Film Studies, Issue 3, October 2015.

"Introduction - Modern Greek Studies and Public Scholarship: Intersections and Prospects." Journal of Modern Greek Studies 33 (1): 1-14. May 2015. [Special section on Modern Greek Studies and Public Humanities, Yiorgos Anagnostou Guest Editor]

"Public Humanities in Greek America: Personal Reflections, Intellectual Vocations." Journal of Modern Greek Studies 33 (1): 15-24. May 2015

"The Diaspora as a Usable Past for a Nation-in-Crisis: Media Readings of Palikari: Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre." 2014. Filmicon: Journal of Greek Film Studies, November 5 [available online,]

“Empowering ‘Greek American Studies’” (Position paper). December 11, 2013.  

"White Ethnicity: A Reappraisal." Italian American Review. Vol. 3(2): 99-128. Summer 2013.

“When ‘Second Generation’ Narratives and Hollywood Meet: Making Ethnicity in My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” MELUS Vol. 37 (4): 139-63. Winter 2012.


Full CV


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Areas of Expertise
  • Modern Greek Culture and Identity
  • Greek diaspora
  • American ethnicities
  • Ph.D. Ohio State 1999
  • M.A. Louisiana State 1992
  • M.S. Louisiana State 1989
  • B.S. Thessaloniki 1984

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