Bibliography on Greek America (2018)

Yiorgos Anagnostou and Fevronia Soumakis

1. Academic Publications, in English
(Articles, Books, Book Chapters)

Anagnostou, Yiorgos. 2018. “Do the Right Thing: Identities as Citizenship in U.S. Orthodox Christianity and Greek America.” 18 November. Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters. [LINK]

Argeros, Grigoris. 2018. “Greek Immigration to the United States, 2010–2015: A Descriptive Analysis.” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 36.2 (October): 349–372.

Bucuvalas, Tina. 2018. Greek Music in America. University Press of Mississippi. [LINK]

Kalogeras, Yiorgos. 2018. “Revenge and the ‘New’ Americans.” Ex-Centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media. 1: 63–76. [LINK]

Kaloudis, George. 2018. Modern Greece and the Diaspora Greeks in the United States. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Pendakis, Katherine L. 2018. “Migration, Morals, and Memory: Political Genealogies of a Transnational Greek Left.” Citizenship Studies 22 (4): 419–32.

In this article, I explore the memory narratives of political migrants who fled the Greek junta in the 1960s and 1970s and established an anti-dictatorship movement in Toronto, Canada. Drawing from recent contributions in cultural sociology, I track the political genealogies that emerge in accounts and highlight the evaluative grammars that underpin both representations of the past and understandings of the contemporary economic crisis in Greece. In doing so, I make a case for approaching diasporic memory as a form of boundary work. I argue that former activists mobilize a complex set of moral criteria when drawing lines between themselves and others and that these portrayals have no resemblance to representations of this group in the academic literature. This article further demonstrates the need for ethnographically thick treatments of diasporic memory practices as well as the contributions gained by placing theories of (e)valuation in dialog with memory studies.

Lalaki, Despina. 2018. “The Cultural Cold War and the New Women of Power, Making a Case based on the Fulbright and Ford Foundations in Greece.” Histoire@Politique No. 35 (May-August). LINK

Stefanidou, Anastasia. 2018. “(Un)Doing the Anatolian Smile: War and Redemption in Elia Kazan’s Fiction.” Ex-Centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media. 2: 8-26. [LINK]

Stroebel, Will. 2018. “The Hyphenated Hyphen: Turkish-in-the-Greek-Script American Literature.” 18 December. Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters [LINK]

2. Academic Publications, in Greek
(Articles, Books, Book Chapters)

Γραμμένος, Αθανάσιος. 2018. Ορθόδοξος Αμερικανός. Ο Αρχιεπίσκοπος Βορείου και Νοτίου Αμερικής Ιάκωβος στις ελληνοαμερικανικές σχέσεις (1959-1996). Επίκεντρο. Orthodox American: Archbishop of North and South America Iakovos in Greek-American Relations (1959-1996). Epikentro. (with extensive English summary).

Κούρτη-Καζούλη, Βασιλεία. 2018. Μια Μικρή Αφήγηση, Μια Μεγάλη Ιστορία: Ένας Ροδίτης μετανάστης στις ΗΠΑ τη δεκαετία του 1920. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση. Vasilia Kourtis-Kazoullis. A Small Narrative, a Broader History: A Rhodian Immigrant in the United States in the 1920s. Athens: Papazisis Publications.

3. Academic Reviews
(Books, Documentaries, Films, Museum Exhibits)

Andrews, Thomas, G. 2018. Review of Ludlow: Greek Americans in the Colorado Coal War [Leonidas Vardaros, Writer and Director]. Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters. 8 August. [LINK]

Athanasiou-Krikelis, Lissi. 2018. Review of Theodora D. Patrona, Return Narratives. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (2017). Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters. 29 April. [LINK]

Brady Kiesling, John. 2018. Review of James Edward Miller, The United States and the Making of Modern Greece: History and Power 1950-1974. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press (2009); and Robert V. Keeley, The Colonel’s Coup and the American Embassy: A Diplomat’s View of the Breakdown of Democracy in Cold War Greece. The Pennsylvania State University Press (ADST-DACOR Diplomats and Diplomacy Series) (2010). Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters. 9 September. [LINK]

Kitroeff, Alexander. 2018. Review of Anastasia Christou and Russell King, Counter-Diaspora: The Greek Second Generation Returns “Home.” Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Department of the Classics (2014); and George Kaloudis, Modern Greece and the Diaspora Greeks in the United States. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (2018). Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters. 24 December. [LINK]

4. Dissertations and Theses

Louvarsi, Elenie. 2018. «Δύναμη καı Παράδoση» Strength and Tradition: History and Memory of the Greek Genocide in Turkey and its Impact on Culture and Heritage in the United States. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Colorado at Denver.

Nazos, Maria. 2018. Pulse and the Slow Horizon that Breathes: Two Collections of Poetry and Critical Introduction. Ph.D. Dissertation. The University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Sokoll, Aaron Josef. 2018. “We're Not Ethnic”: Ethnicity, Pluralism, and Identity in Orthodox Christian America. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of California, Santa Barbara.

Varlamos, Michael. 2018. A Quest for Human Rights and Civil Rights: Archbishop Iakovos and the Greek Orthodox Church. Ph.D. Dissertation. Wayne State University.

5. Essays and Academic Blogs

Anagnostou, Yiorgos. 2018. “Steve Frangos: An Archive of Popular Writings in Greek American History and Music.” Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters. 1 April. [LINK]

– – – – . 2018. “Steve Frangos: Achieving an Archive.” Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters. 1 April. [LINK]

– – – – . 2018. “Nation, Diaspora, Homeland, TRANS.” Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters. 16 October. [LINK]

– – – – . 2018. “The Greek Independence Day Parade: Ways of Seeing and Imagining.” Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters. 1 May. [LINK]

Georgakas, Dan. 2018. “Steve Frangos and Greek American Studies.” Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters. 1 April. [LINK]

Lambropoulos, Vassilis. 2018 [2016]. “What is Trans-national about Greek American Culture?” [LINK]

Mellos, Dimitris. 2018. “New York City’s Greek Independence Day Parade: Seeing Beyond the Spectacle.” Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters. 29 April. [LINK]

Piperoglou, Andonis. 2018. “Rethinking Greek Migration as Settler-Colonialism.” Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters. 15 October. [LINK]

Soumakis, Fevronia K. 2018. “Greek-Americans in NYC: Settlement, the Church, and Schooling.” Teachers College Center for History and Education From the Archives, 28 Feb. [LINK]

Valamontes, Antonios. 2018. “The Greek-American Experience: Perceptions of Greeks in the United States.” American Experience. 3 July. [LINK]

Van Steen, Gonda. 2018. “Are We There Yet?” Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters. 7 July. [LINK]

6. Interviews

Lalaki Despina, Christos Mais, George Kalampokas, “Black Detroit: The Worst Nightmare of the American Establishment,” Interview with Dan Georgakas in Marginalia-Σημειώσεις στο Περιθώριο, no.4, May 2018 (also in Greek). [LINK]

7. Poetry

Τρίπουλας, Γιάννης. 2018 «Μια Ψυχή Σε Κάθε Πέτρα» / A Soule Inside Each Stone. Δίγλωσση έκδοση. Το Ροδακιό.

Editor’s Note: If your published work falls under any of the above categories, and you do not see it in this bibliography please email me at so that I include it.