English- and Greek-Language Bibliography on Greek America (2019)

Yiorgos Anagnostou

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

Anagnostou, Yiorgos. 2019. “Poetry Traversing History: Narrating Louis Tikas in David Mason’s Ludlow.” In Retelling the Past in Contemporarty Greek Literature, Film and Popular Culture . Gerasimus Katsan and Trine Willert eds., 49–66. Lexington Press.

–––––––––. 2019. Spectacular Incorporations: American Sports, Ethnic Heritage Night, and Greek America. Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters. 22 April. [LINK]

Bucuvalas, Tina. 2019. “The Tarpon Springs Greektown Traditional Cultural District: The National Register Nomination and the Battle of the Sponge Docks.” The Journal of American Folklore 132 (526) (Fall): 452–71.

Frangos, Marina. 2019. “Failed Institution: The World Council of Hellenes Abroad (SAE) since 2008.” SEESOX DIASPORA Working Paper Series No. 11 (October). [LINK]

Keywords : Global Hellenism; World Council for Hellenes Abroad (SAE); Greek government; Diaspora networks; State institutions.

Abstract : In December 1995, the first global General Assembly of the World Council for Hellenes Abroad (SAE) was held in Thessaloniki amidst great fanfare. At its peak in the late 1990s, there were SAE youth camps and academic conferences, humanitarian projects and political lobbying coupled with considerable active participation of the diaspora on a worldwide level. After the last General Assembly and elections were held in 2006, SAE’s presence has dwindled: an occasional press release on current events, a meeting of one of the officers with a Greek minister and numerous promises that restructuring and new legislation would soon be realised. In 2013, the issue was even opened to public debate on, the much-touted Greek government platform that aspired to ensure transparency and maximise citizen engagement. At the same time, SAE’s offices in Thessaloniki are now being used for other municipal services, while its three employees were harshly ousted. This paper attempts to explain SAE’s brief history, by demonstrating its structural deficiencies and exploring its predicament and its prospects. Though the institution’s demise coincided with the financial crisis that has plagued Greece since 2008, it was SAE’s failure to become a relevant body for the diaspora that led it to near extinction.

Grammenos, Athanasios. 2019. “Political Advocacy along Ethnic and National Lines: The Case of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America.” SEESOX DIASPORA Working Paper Series No. 9 (August). [LINK]

Keywords : Diaspora, Greek Orthodox Church, Greek Americans, Archbishop Iakovos, foreign policy.

Abstract : The Greek Orthodox Church of America has demonstrated a significant degree of political mobilisation in critical moments, especially during the 37-year tenure of the late Archbishop Iakovos (1959-1996). As the prelate of the Archdiocese in the Americas, he contributed to the growth of the Greek-American community and helped it become an active segment of American society. Among his achievements was his robust advocacy for civil and human rights, marching abreast with Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Alabama. For his pioneering work, he was held in high esteem by his counterparts in the US which earned him access to decision-makers in Washington, DC. Later, Iakovos used his recognition to lobby US Presidents and garner support for his ‘homeland’ in critical circumstances, strengthening Greece’s relations with the United States. But, apart from Greece, Iakovos had also to take care of issues related solely with the Greek-American community as an integral part of American society. The purpose of this paper is to explore Iakovos’ involvement in American politics related to Greece and the Greek-American community - both at the parish or citizen level, and to evaluate his work in the framework of international relations.

Isaakyan, Irina, and Anna Triandafyllidou. 2019. “Transatlantic Repatriation: Stigma Management of Second-Generation Italian and Greek American Women ‘Returning Home.’” European Journal of Cultural Studies, 22 (2): 180–194.

Abstract : Based on 30 narrative-biographic interviews with second-generation Greek and Italian women who have migrated from the United States to their ‘ancestral homelands’ of Greece and Italy, our article explores nuances of their stigma management by focusing on the interaction between their pre-repatriation past and post-repatriation present and the spaces of inclusion and exclusion. Adopting the method of narrative-biographic analysis, we present three detailed case studies of repatriated women––organized as composite biographies––to illuminate from different angles the process of stigma management and the phenomenon of stigma mobility. Highlighting the dynamics of the reproduction of the diasporic patriarchy through repatriation to the ‘ancestral homeland’, we introduce and elaborate on the concept ‘nativity voucher’ in reference to ethno-cultural resources that repatriated people use to facilitate their spaces of inclusion.

Kamaras, Antonis and Marilena Anastasopoulou. 2019. “Diaspora Philanthropy and Volunteerism as a Contestable Process: Tracing Connections and Disconnections between Diaspora and Homeland in the Greek Education Sector.” SEESOX DIASPORA Working Paper Series No. 6. April. [LINK]

Kitroeff, Alexander. 2019. “Greek America’s Liturgical Language Crisis of 1970.” Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters. 26 February. [LINK]

Abstract: Beginning in the 1930s, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America, a hemispheric organization, began establishing its hegemony over Greek American community life. Its predominance continued in the post–World War II era, and by the 1960s the Archdiocese felt emboldened to introduce a key change to address the needs of the Americanized second- and third-generation Greek Americans. This led Archbishop Iakovos to propose that parish priests be allowed to hold the Sunday liturgy in English, where appropriate. This triggered a sharp reaction by the Greek-language media and organizations predominantly headed by immigrant Greek Americans that were mostly concentrated in New York City and along the East Coast. What amounted to a small-scale revolt against the Archbishop led to the intervention of the “Mother Church,” the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Ultimately, Iakovos had to tactically retreat so that he could counter attack later more effectively. But the fact that he suffered the only setback, albeit temporary, in his almost forty-year tenure as the head of the Archdiocese illustrates the resonance and significance of the Greek language in the ways many defined Greek American identity, and the ways language can be used as a tool to challenge even the strongest ethnoreligious institutions. But is also telling of the considerable political skills of Archbishop Iakovos who ultimately managed to weather the challenge.

Leontis, Artemis. 2019. Eva Palmer Sikelianos: A Life in Ruins. Princeton University Press.

This is the first biography to tell the fascinating story of Eva Palmer Sikelianos (1874–1952), an American actor, director, composer, and weaver best known for reviving the Delphic Festivals. Yet, as Artemis Leontis reveals, Palmer’s most spectacular performance was her daily revival of ancient Greek life. For almost half a century, dressed in handmade Greek tunics and sandals, she sought to make modern life freer and more beautiful through a creative engagement with the ancients. Along the way, she crossed paths with other seminal modern artists such as Natalie Clifford Barney, Renée Vivien, Isadora Duncan, Susan Glaspell, George Cram Cook, Richard Strauss, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Nikos Kazantzakis, George Seferis, Henry Miller, Paul Robeson, and Ted Shawn.

Brilliant and gorgeous, with floor-length auburn hair, Palmer was a wealthy New York debutante who studied Greek at Bryn Mawr College before turning her back on conventional society to live a lesbian life in Paris. She later followed Raymond Duncan (brother of Isadora) and his wife to Greece and married the Greek poet Angelos Sikelianos in 1907. With single-minded purpose, Palmer re-created ancient art forms, staging Greek tragedy with her own choreography, costumes, and even music. Having exhausted her inheritance, she returned to the United States in 1933, was blacklisted for criticizing American imperialism during the Cold War, and was barred from returning to Greece until just before her death.

Drawing on hundreds of newly discovered letters and featuring many previously unpublished photographs, this biography vividly re-creates the unforgettable story of a remarkable nonconformist whom one contemporary described as “the only ancient Greek I ever knew.”

Reed, Katherine. 2019. “‘The Prison, By God, Where I Have Found Myself’: Graffiti at Ellis Island Immigration Station, New York, c. 1900–1923.” Journal of American Ethnic History 38, no.3 (Spring): 5–35.

Abstract: This article analyses messages and pictures drawn on the walls by detainees at Ellis Island immigration station in New York c. 1900–1923. This fragmentary source material provides a valuable insight into the perceptions and emotions of people held in the limbo of immigration detention. Largely neglected in the historiography, the graffiti are significant as a counterpoint to official mark-making and bureaucracy. Ellis Island was an environment where the performance of writing was suffused with power, infamously in the marking out of passengers for further inspection with chalk symbols on their clothing. In the official documents, detainees’ voices were translated, transcribed, and circumscribed. In contrast, the walls of dormitories and detention rooms formed a backstage space for personal musings, creativity, and low-level dissent.

Torkelson, Jason and Douglas Hartman. 2019. “The Racialization of Ethnicity: The New Face of White Ethnicity in Postmillennial America. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. 12 December. [LINK]

Keywords : whiteness, white ethnicity, race/ethnicity, ethnic identity, identification

Abstract: In his landmark work, Richard Alba predicted that white ethnicity would fade into its twilight in the twenty-first century. Where direct inquiries into American white ethnicity have been scant since the millennium’s turn, the authors use recently collected (2014), nationally representative survey data to systematically assess “postmillennial” white ethnic identification. In particular, the authors explore the prevalence of whites identifying with ethnicity today, how this compares with other groups, and how drivers of white ethnic affiliation may have shifted in recent years. The data show that all ethnic claims have declined in the twenty-first-century United States, but the retreat from ethnicity has been accelerated among whites. By the authors’ estimates, only 8.4 percent of whites still claim ethnicity. The authors also find that white ethnic affiliation is now most substantively driven by racial ideology, experience, and perceived victimhood, though some demographic markers remain important. Further analyses show that remaining American white ethnic claimants now perceive white cultural advantages while simultaneously seeing themselves as victims of racial discrimination at rates that rival reports of nonwhites. In sum, these data suggest that white ethnicity has declined but not disappeared as a socially intelligible boundary claim in the postmillennial era and that it has developed as a racialized expression that holds implications for understandings of contemporary white identities, racisms, and resentments.

Van Steen, Gonda. 2019. Adoption, Memory, and Cold War Greece. Kid pro quo? University of Michigan Press.

Reveals the history of how 3,000 Greek children were shipped to the United States for adoption in the postwar period. This book presents a committed quest to unravel and document the postwar adoption networks that placed more than 3,000 Greek children in the United States, in a movement accelerated by the aftermath of the Greek Civil War and by the new conditions of the global Cold War. Greek-to-American adoptions and, regrettably, also their transactions and transgressions, provided the blueprint for the first large-scale international adoptions, well before these became a mass phenomenon typically associated with Asian children. The story of these Greek postwar and Cold War adoptions, whose procedures ranged from legal to highly irregular, has never been told or analyzed before. Adoption, Memory, and Cold War Greece answers the important questions: How did these adoptions from Greece happen? Was there any money involved? Humanitarian rescue or kid pro quo? Or both? With sympathy and perseverance, Gonda Van Steen has filled a decades-long gap in our understanding, also for the hundreds of adoptees and their descendants, whose lives are still affected today.

Zervas, Theodore G., and Alex G. Papadopoulos. 2019. “Creating Greeks and Greek-Americans: Geographic and Educational Identity Constructions at the Socrates and Koraes Greek-American Schools.” European Education, 2019: 1–21.

2. Publications, in Greek
(Articles, Books, Book Chapters, Book Reviews, Essays , Journal Special Issues)

Αθανασοπούλου, Μαρία. 2019. «Διπλά Βιβλία: Ο Ζορμπάς στην Αμερική» (Harry Mark Petrakis, A Dream of Kings, Random House, 1996, 180 σελ.). The BooksJournal, Τεύχος 103, Νοέμβριος. σσ. 90­–94.

Αναγνώστου, Γιώργος. 2019. «Ελληνοαμερικανικοί τόποι. Η μελέτη, η έρευνα και η αρχειακή συλλογή της ελληνοαμερικανικής εμπειρίας». The BooksJournal, Τεύχος 104, Δεκέμβριος.

–––––––––. 2019. «Όρια, Μεθόριος, Διασπορά: Διαβάζοντας Διαβάσεις και Θεωρία» [“Boundaries, Borders, Diaspora: Reading Crossings and Theory”]. [Marginalia]: Σημειώσεις στο Περιθώριο. Τεύχος 9, Σεπτέμβριος 26. [LINK]

Αφιέρωμα στην Ελληνική Μετανάστευση. 2019. Ιστορία Εικονογραφημένη. Τεύχος 608. Φεβρουάριος.

«ένα αφιέρωμα στην ελληνική μετανάστευση που υπογράφουν ο ιστορικός, καθηγητής στο Haverford College της Pennsylvania, Αλέξανδρος Κιτροέφ, o ιστορικός και επίκουρος καθηγητής στο πανεπιστήμιο Καρόλου της Πράγας, Κώστας Τσίβος, η δρ. Μαριάννα Σμαραγδή, υποδιευθύντρια του Κέντρου Γλωσσών και Λογοτεχνίας του πανεπιστήμιου της Lund και η γράφουσα [Μαρία Σαμπατάκη]».

Χριστόπουλος, Δημήτρης. 2019. «Για την ψήφο των Ελλήνων εκτός επικρατείας, η οποία λύση ξεκινά από τον κώδικα Ελληνικής ιθαγένειας». Σύγχρονα Θέματα. 10 Οκτωβρίου. [LINK]

3. Reports

Kamaras, Antonis. 2019. Diaspora and Transnational Philanthropy in Greece:Report of the Diaspora Philanthropy Commision. November. The Greek Diaspora Project South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX), University of Oxford. [LINK]

4. Academic Reviews
(Books, Documentaries, Films)

Bien, Peter. 2019. Review of William McGrew, Educating Across Cultures: Anatolia College in Turkey and Greece. Lanham, Maryland: Roman & Littlefield (2015). Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters. 4 April. [LINK]

Kourelis, Kostis. 2019. Review of Greek America in the Images of America Series. (a) Holy Trinity Greek Historical Committee, Greeks in Phoenix (Images of America). Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing. 2008. (b) Greek Historical Society of San Francisco Bay Area. 2016. The Greeks in San Francisco (Images of America), Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing. (c) Rozea, Christina. 2012. Greeks in Queens (Images of America), Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing. (d) Davros, Michael George. 2009. Greeks in Chicago (Images of America), Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing. (e) Bucuvalas, Tina. 2016. Greeks in Tarpon Springs (Images of America), Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing. Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters. Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters. 16 June. [LINK]

Lagos, Katerina. 2019. Review of Alexandros Kostopoulos (Αλέξανδρος Κωστόπουλος), Γέφυρες Συνεργασίας, Σχέδιο Μάρσαλ και Ελλάδα [Bridges of cooperation: the Marshall Plan and Greece]. Athens: Ikaros. 2017. Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters. August 3. [LINK]

Laliotou, Ioanna. 2019. Review of Kostis Karpozilos, Κόκκινη Αμερική: Έλληνες μετανάστες και το όραμα ενός Νέου Κόσμου (1900-1950) [Red America: Greek immigrants and the new world vision, 1900-1950]. Irakleio: Crete University Press, 2017. 544 pp. Historein 18 (1). [LINK]

Latsis, Dimitrios. 2019. Review of Taso G. Lagos, American Zeus: The Life and Alexander Pantages Theater Mogul. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company (2018); and Peter Lev, Twentieth Century Fox: The Zanuck-Skouras Years, 1935–1965. Austin: University of Texas Press (2013). Journal of Modern Greek Studies 37.2 (October): 445–49.

Kenna, Margaret. 2019. Review of Theodora D. Patrona, Return Narratives: Ethnic Space in Late-Twentieth-Century Greek American and Italian American Literature . Madison: Farleigh Dickinson University Press/Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 173 pp. Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies , 43 (2): 328–32.

5. Dissertations and Theses

Bringerud, Lydia. 2019. Whose Tradition?: Adapting Orthodox Christianity in North America. Ph.D Dissertation. Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Abstract: Focusing on three Orthodox Christian communities–St. Paraskeva and St. Luke in Midwestern US, and St. Nicolas in Atlantic Canada – this thesis examines the complex cultural dynamics surrounding Orthodox Christianity in North America. I explore the ways believers, both the Orthodox-born and new converts, negotiate with an ancient faith in a contemporary society where this faith may appear counter-cultural. Building on Leonard Primiano’s (1995) theory of vernacular religion, I propose the concept of vernacular theology to shed light on these processes. Despite the illusion of theology as the exclusive purview of clergy, laypeople exercise interpretive agency to creatively adapt doctrine to their individual life circumstances.

Considering the significant role of Church history in the religious choices and experiences of my consultants, I begin with a historical overview of Orthodox Christianity, from its origins in the Roman Empire to the present day, including its path to North America. The themes of empire, romantic nationalism, anti-Westernism, and Communism that have historically shaped this faith are explored specifically in Romania, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine, the home countries of my Orthodox-born participants. I analyze the Orthodox Church’s response to globalization and how this may affect the future of the Church in North America.

I further consider encounters between converts and Orthodox-born immigrants within the walls of North American Orthodox churches, examining how Orthodox Christian communities meet the needs of these different groups. I argue that those who convert to Orthodox Christianity create exoteric folklore about ethnicity in terms of those who have cultural connections with the faith.

In my last two chapters, I address theory and practice in the lives of Orthodox Christians, with specific emphasis on how women navigate this patriarchal faith in a society in dialogue with feminist ideas. Themes include understandings of clerical authority, spiritual obedience, and the interpretive agency of parishioners. I offer a theory of vernacular feminisms, in which women create strategies of empowerment within a patriarchal system. By creating these choices for themselves, they simultaneously subvert and support a system that limits them on the basis of gender.

6. Essays

Anagnostou, Yiorgos. 2019. “Roots, Return Narratives, Reclaiming ‘European Americans’: A Review Essay,” Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies. 20. 2 (2011): 216–240. © 2019. [Review Essay of Theodora D. Patrona, Return Narratives: Ethnic Space in Late-Twentieth-Century Greek American and Italian American Literature . Madison: Farleigh Dickinson University Press/Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. 173 pp.; and Evangelia Kindinger, Homebound: Diaspora Spaces and Selves in Greek American Return Narratives . American Studies—A Monograph Series 257. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag, 2015. 223 pp.]

–––––––––. 2019. “Producing Greek America in Greek.” Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters. 16 March. [LINK]

Αναγνώστου, Γιώργος. 2019. «Ελληνοαμερικανική πολιτισμική παραγωγή στην ελληνική γλώσσα». Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters. 16 March 2019. [LINK]

Anagnostou, Yiorgos. 2019. “Caesar V. Mavratsas: Contributions to Greek American Sociology.” Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters. 24 March. [LINK]

–––––––––. 2019. “Rethinking Greek American Scholarships: Hellenism Beyond Ethnicity.” American Journal of Contemporary Hellenic Issues Vol. 10, Spring. [LINK]

Greek America is, relatively speaking, a small demographic in the United States. The professional priorities of its youth are well established. Statistically, the majority of Greek American students gravitate toward law, medical sciences, engineering, business, and other non-humanities professions. We do honor, rightly, distinguished scientists, such as George Papanikolaou, for their contributions to society. But the number of professionals that might explore and explain Modern Greek heritage to us and the wider American public is not as robust as we would like. It is a fact that the work of journalists, artists, filmmakers, fiction writers, folklorists, anthropologists, historians, and political scientists is crucial for enriching Greek self-understanding as well as for maximizing Greek cultural visibility everywhere. High-quality journalism, scholarship, and the arts offer venues of self-reflection for Greek Americans as well as the means to explain ourselves and the community’s issues to the American people and beyond. High caliber art and scholarship about Modern Greek worlds, both in Greece and abroad, constitute the community’s “soft power” to profoundly stir emotions, engage with ideas, move the imagination, and steer the cultural direction of the nation. They decisively define Greek Americans as a group that contributes to the intellectual life of the country.

Jusdanis, Gregory. 2019. “Cavafy in Detroit: Dan Georgakas Cuts and Pastes.” Ergon: Greek American Arts and Letters. 30 September. [LINK]

Koulianos, Theofilos. 2019. “American Interests in the Eastern Mediterranean.” American Journal of Contemporary Hellenic Issues Vol. 10, Spring. Emerging Voices in Greek America: Cyprus. [LINK]

7. Memoirs/Autobiography

Eleftheriou, Johanna. 2019. “Black Stone.” Ergon: Greek American Arts and Letters. 25 August. [LINK]

Heckinger, Maria. 2019. Beyond the Third Door: Based On a True Story. Kindle Edition.

Abstract: My book has three narrators: my birth mother, my adopted mother, and myself. It is the tale of two mothers and their connection to one child. One mother was shamed because she had a child and the other because she couldn't. I am one of 3,500 Greek orphans adopted to the U.S. in the 1950s. Conceived in an act of violence, I was born to an unwed mother who was exiled from her island home for 44 years. Homeless and seven months pregnant in a large mainland city, she could not care for me and lost me to foreign adoption. Raised in California, I returned to Greece when I was 30 where, through a series of life-changing events, I reconnected with my birth mother. Finally, as the orphaned child, I tell my story. Based on documents and oral histories given by both mothers, and my experiences, it is a tale so miraculous it reads like fiction.

Mossin, Andrew. 2019. From The Day After The Day After. Ergon: Greek American Arts and Letters. 4 August. [LINK]

8. Poetry

Economou, George. 2019. “Villhellenelle.” American Journal of Contemporary Hellenic Issues. Three Poets Address Social Policy. Vol. 10, Spring. P. 1. [LINK]

Hadas, Rachel. 2019. “Balconies.” Ergon: Greek American Arts and Letters. 3 January. [LINK]

Kalfopoulou, Adrianne. 2019. “Xeno, Xeni, Xenitia.” American Journal of Contemporary Hellenic Issues. Three Poets Address Social Policy. Vol. 10, Spring. Pp. 2–3. [LINK]

9. Blogs (selective), Media, Popular Periodicals

Αγγελάκης, Γιάννης. 2019. «Ντοκουμέντο: Τα ονόματα των 48 νεκρών Κρητικών στην τραγωδία των ορυχείων του Castle Gate της Γιούτα – Σκλάβοι των εταιρειών εξόρυξης, χάθηκαν στη ρωγμή της ιστορίας» | Φωτός. Αγώνας της Κρήτης, 29 Ιανουάριου. [LINK]

Anagnostou, Yiorgos. 2019. “About Ergon: Greek American Arts and Letters.” 18 July. [LINK]

–––––––––. 2019. “What Makes a U.S. Greek Orthodox Community?” 15 June. [LINK]

–––––––––. 2019. “Making the Archive, Animating It.” 7 June. [LINK]

–––––––––. 2019. “Framing a Book Project, Bringing into Conversation Italian American and Greek American Studies.” 12 January. [LINK]

–––––––––. 2019. “Greek American Youth: Routes to Hellenism.” Ethos Vol. VIII no.26, Spring, p. 4.

Αναγνώστου, Γιώργος. 2019. «Η Ψήφος της διασποράς και η ελληνοαμερικανική κοινότητα». ΤΑ ΝΕΑ, 25 Οκτωβρίου, π. 10.

–––––––––. 2019. «Ποιοι είναι οι ελληνοαμερικανοί;» ΤΑ ΝΕΑ, 27 Νοεμβρίου.

Ανώνυμος. 2019. «Η ιστορία της Αμερικάνικης Οργάνωσης ''AHEPA'' που έφτιαξε το μνημείο των Θερμοπυλών - Κάτι που δεν έκανε το Ελληνικό Κράτος». Επίλεκτα. 17 Νοέμβριος. [LINK]

Βασιλειάδου, Μάρω. 2019 «Το «Οχι» που ένωσε λαούς». Η Καθημερινή. 21 Οκτώβριος. [LINK]

Chrysopoulos, Philip. 2019. “George Dilboy, The First Greek-American who Fell in World War I.” Greek Reporter – USA. 18 July. [LINK]

Felice, Selene San. 2019. “Annapolis, Meet Constantino Brumidi, ‘the Michelangelo of the United States.’” Capital Gazette. 4 October. [LINK]

Frangos, Steve. 2019. “Mike Potson: The Silent Partner of Organized Crime in the United States.” The National Herald , Vol. 22, 1109. January 12-18. P. 5.

–––––––––. 2019. “The Uncertain Outcome for the Battle of New Orleans Mural.” The National Herald, Vol. 22, 1118. March 16-22. P. 5.

Keyword : Public Art

–––––––––. 2019. “The Ariston Café: Longest Operating Restaurant on Route 66.” The National Herald, Vol. 22, 1120. March 30-April 5. P. 5.

–––––––––. 2019. “George Demetrios: Sculptor, Teacher, Author.” The National Herald, Vol. 22, 1126. May 11-17. P. 5.

–––––––––. 2019. “Jimmy Caras: Greek-American Wonder. ” The National Herald, Vol. 22, 1128. May 25-31. P. 11.

–––––––––. 2019. “Antonio Pierre: Tales of the Terrible Greek.” The National Herald, Vol. 22, 1132. June 22-28. P. 11.

Keyword : Heavy Weight Wrestling

–––––––––. 2019. “George Carameros Forgotten King of Cactus Candy.” The National Herald, Vol. 22, 1139. August 10-16. P. 11.

Keyword : Confectioners; Food Culture

–––––––––. 2019. “Candy Jim’s Palace of Sweets.” The National Herald, Vol. 22, 1140. August 17-23. P. 6.

Keyword : Confectioners; Food Culture

–––––––––. 2019. “The Dilopoulo Brothers and Early American Entertainment.” The National Herald, Vol. 22, 1141. August 24-30. P. 10.

–––––––––. 2019. “Elvis Presley Greek God of 1956.” The National Herald, Vol. 22, 1142. August 31-September 6. P. 11.

–––––––––. 2019. “The Garbage Plate: Yet Another Greek-American Classic.” The National Herald, Vol. 22, 1146. September 28-October 4. P. 13.

Keyword : Food Culture

–––––––––. 2019. “Greek Music in America Archives Project Now Underway.” The National Herald, Vol. 22, 1148. October 12-18. P. 5.

–––––––––. 2019. “Blanche Hanalis: Legend of TV’s Golden Age.” The National Herald, Vol. 23, 1154. November 23-29. P. 13.

Keywords : American Popular Culture; Women Authors; TV plays

–––––––––. 2019. “Greek-American Restaurants & Suppliers in Washington.” The National Herald, Vol. 23, 1153. November 30-December 6. P. 11.

Keywords : Erika Wigren; Greek-American Historical Museum of Washington State; Museums; Archival Preservation Rooms

Gkintidis, Dimitris. 2019. “Nicolas Calas: A Surrealist Bridging Two Continents.” Greek News Agenda. 24 December. [LINK]

Καμάρας, Αντώνης. 2019. «Αξιοποίηση ευεργετών της διασποράς». Η Καθημερινή. 20 Δεκεμβρίου. [LINK]

–––––––––. «Η ψήφος της διασποράς ως διαιρετική τομή του ελληνικού πολιτικού συστήματος». The Books’ Journal 6 Οκτωβρίου. [LINK]

Κιτροέφ, Αλέξανδρος. 2019. «Μύθοι για την ψήφο των ομογενών». TA NEA, 27 Νοεμβρίου.

Kitroeff, Alexander. 2019. “Greek Americans & Greeks in Egypt: Parallel Lives.” The Pappas Post. November 13. [LINK]

Koinoglou, Kristina. 2019. “Greek Dancing from the Point of View of a [Millennial] Second Generation Greek American.” In their Own Words: OSU Students Write about Greek America. 19 April. [LINK]

Kokkinidis, Tasos. 2019. “Greek-American Judge James Geocaris Honored With Street Sign in Chicago.” Greek Reporter – USA. 13 October. [LINK]

Κουμαρίδης, Γιώργος. 2019. «Φίλοι δι’ Αλληλογραφίας», 2 Φεβρουαρίου (από το αρχείο του Φαίδωνα Κοζύρη στο ΕΛΙΑ), [LINK]

Kourelis, Kostis. 2019. “Baptismal Records Greek Philadelphia.” 24 June. [LINK]

–––––––––. 2019. “1894 First Greek American Type Face.” 27 May. [LINK]

–––––––––. 2019. “1898 Greek Human Trafficking.” 23 May. [LINK]

–––––––––. 2019. “Ann Arbor's First Greek Garage Church: Holy and Unholy Spirits.” 26. March. [LINK]

Liberation. 2019. «Όταν οι Έλληνες δούλευαν χωρίς χαρτιά σαν «λαθρομετανάστες» στις ΗΠΑ και έχαναν τη ζωή τους – Η έκρηξη στα ορυχεία της Γιούτα». info newstime. 9 Ιούνιος. [LINK]

Κωστόπουλος, Τάσος. 2019. «Πατρίς, Θρησκεία, Οικογένεια». efsyn. 20 Οκτωβρίου. [LINK]

Πόσο δημοκρατικό είναι ο κάθε Τζόνι Πούλος από το Αϊντάχο, μετανάστης πολλοστής γενιάς που την Ελλάδα τη γνωρίζει από την τηλεόραση ή τις καλοκαιρινές διακοπές του και που όλος ο κύκλος της ζωής του καθορίζεται από μια παντελώς ξένη θεσμική και υλική πραγματικότητα, να συναποφασίζει για τις συνθήκες στις οποίες θα ζουν, θα σπουδάζουν, θα βιοπορίζονται, θα ψωνίζουν, θα φορολογούνται και θα συνταξιοδοτούνται εκατομμύρια άνθρωποι με τους οποίους δεν τον συνδέει κανένας απολύτως πραγματικός δεσμός;

Pappas, Gregory. 2019. “Remembering Tom Carvel: America’s Ice Cream King, Inventor of Soft Serve Ice Cream.” The Pappas Post. 21 October. [LINK]

Στούκας, Μιχάλης. 2019. «Οι Έλληνες μετανάστες στις Η.Π.Α.: Έτσι ‘γεννήθηκε’ η ομογένεια». Πρώτο Θέμα. 12 Οκτώβριος. [LINK]

Tsiotinou, Angeliki. 2019. “Bringing Official and Unofficial Narratives in Contact: Greek American Museums and the Making of Migrant Pasts.” 12th Conference on the Inclusive Museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. November. [LINK]. p. 6.

Tzagournis, Mary. 2019. “Greek Folk Dancing.” In their Own Words: OSU Students Write about Greek America. 4 May. [LINK]

Editor’s note: See also multiple postings at Helleniscope: Από την Διασπορά για τον Ελληνισμό (bilingual), [LINK]

10. Interviews

Αναγνώστου, Γιώργος [με Αναστάση Κουτσογιάννη]. 2019. «Τα νεοελληνικά προγράμματα να έχουν ευρύτερη παρουσία σε ΗΠΑ». Εθνικός Κήρυξ. 18 Φεβρουαρίου. [LINK]

Κιτροέφ, Αλέξανδρος [με Αναστάση Κουτσογιάννη]. 2019. «Οι ανάγκες της Ομογένειας καλύπτονται και με την πρωτοβουλία ολίγων». Εθνικός Κήρυξ. 2 Φεβρουαρίου. [LINK]

Γεώργιος Μαλούχος [με Αθανάσιο Γραμμένο]. 2019. [Θέμα: το βιβλίο του πρώτου, Εγώ ο Ιάκωβος]. Ergon: Greek American Arts and Letters. 26 Σεπτεμβρίου. [LINK]

Dan Georgakas [with Vicki James Yiannias]. 2019. “For Today: Growing Up Greek and American in Detroit” GreekNews, 23 November. [LINK]

Yiorgos Kalogeras [with Yiorgos Anagnostou]. 2019. Ergon: Greek American Arts and Letters. 14 December. [LINK]

Melina Matsoukas [with Adrienne Green]. 2019. “Melina Matsoukas’s Unflinching Eye.” The Atlantic, December Issue. [LINK]

11. Documentary

Rigopoulos, Tassos. 2019 (Uploaded). “Greek Cultural Center Tribute Video.” 28 June. [LINK]

Keywords : Culture and the Arts (Theater, Poetry), Cultural Activism, Language Preservation through Theater, New York City, Astoria

Description : A short documentary celebrating the Greek Cultural Center's 30th Anniversary in 2004. Directed and edited by Tassos Rigopoulos. Cinematography: Joanna Yuen.

12. Greek America in the Media

Chen, Stefanos. 2019. “New York’s Vanishing Diners.” New York Times. 24 May. [LINK]

Keywords : Greek American Small Businesses, Food/Restaurant Industry/Diners, Vanishing Professions, New York City

Kornegay, Jennifer. Photographs by Caleb Chancey 2019. “Friends to Strangers: Greek Immigrants and Alabama Food.” The Bitter Southerner. [LINK]

Tasos Touloupis of Birmingham, Alabama, remembers an old Greek expression, “philoxenia,” which means “friends to strangers.” It’s an attitude the Greeks share with Southerners. Maybe that’s why, for the last 100 years, Greek immigrant families in Alabama have been changing the way we eat.

Markos, Mary. 2019. “Greek-Americans Look to Preserve Historic Archive.” Boston Herald November 29. [LINK]

Willis, Virginia. 2019. “How a Family of Greeks Ended Up with an Iconic Italian Restaurant in the Deep South.” bon appé tit. 16 April. [LINK]

Yakas, Ben. 2019. “Nick Imirziades, Founder Of Big Nick’s Burger & Pizza Joint, Has Died.”Gothamist, 26 July. [LINK] [includes video/documentary]

Keyword s: Greek American Small Businesses, Food/Restaurant Industry, Gentrification, New York City

13. New Media

“Hellenic DNA: Digital New America.” [LINK]

14. Lectures

Kourelis, Kostis. 2019. “Excavating Home: Archaeologies of the Greek American Experience.” Pallas Lecture, University of Michigan (video). [LINK]

Greek migration to the United States maintained two separate domestic environments, the Greek towns in urban America and the remittance villages in rural Greece. Both spaces played a central role in each country’s socio-economic modernization in the 1900s-1920s. Both spaces of this shared transformation were abandoned in the 1960s through urbanization, deindustrialization, suburbanization, white flight, and urban renewal. With the progressive passing of lived memories, archaeology must make increasingly important contributions in reconstructing the immigrant lifeworld of a century ago. By placing all of its archaeological resources into the idealized Classical period, the Greek diaspora has not yet fully embraced its own archaeological potential as a vehicle of self-understanding. The lecture presents recent fieldwork in the Greek towns of Philadelphia, Lancaster, and Harrisburg and in the villages of the Peloponnese, Phocis and Epeiros. It calls for a transnational perspective that provides comparative tools through which to address forced migration today.

15. Bibliographies

Anagnostou, Yiorgos and Fevronia Soumakis. 2019. “Bibliography on Greek America (2018).” Ergon: Greek American Arts and Letters. 28 January. [LINK]

16. Editorials and Viewpoints

Anagnostou, Yiorgos. 2019. “Modern Greek Studies and Greek Diasporas.” Ergon: Greek American Arts and Letters. 14 September. [LINK]

Georgakas, Dan. 2019. “Advancing Greek American Culture.” The National Herald. 12-18 October. p. 19.

17. Juvenile and Children’s Books

Johnson, Cyrée Jarelle. 2019. “How Greek Immigrants Made America Home.” Coming to America, The History of Immigration to the United States Series. The Rosen Publishing Group.


Editor’s Note : If your published work falls under any of the above categories, and you do not see it in this bibliography send complete bibliographic information to