Department of Linguistics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Dr. Stefanos Katsikas

Director, Program in Modern Greek Studies of School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics
Coordinator, Program in Modern Greek Language, Linguistics
Professor of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
European Union Center
Center for Global Studies
Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

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Research Interests

Democratization, Post-conflict resolution and security in Southeastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean



Corruption, human trafficking and organized crime in Southeastern Europe



Fall of empires and the rise of national ideologies in the late 19th and 20th century Europe



Religion and Politics in Southeastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean



Education

  • BA in History, Ionian Univeristy, Corfu
  • MA in Southeastern Europe, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London
  • PhD in Social Science, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London

Current Projects

  • Muslim-Christian Relations in Modern Greece (forthcoming monograph, Oxford University Press)
  • Reconciliation and Transitional Justice in Post-Civil War Greece
  • Muslim Converts to Eastern Orthodoxy in the late 19th century Greece
  • Publications

    Books

    Books Edited

    • State-Nationalisms in the Ottoman Empire, Greece and Turkey: Orthodox and Muslims (1830-1945). London; New York: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East, 2012.
    • Bulgaria and Europe: Shifting Identities. London; New York; New Delhi: Anthem Press, 2010. 27 Sep. 2012. <http://www.anthempress.com/index.php/bulgaria-and-europe.html>.

    Journal Articles

    • Katsikas, Stefanos . "“Islam and the Sharia Law in Greece”." Oxford Islamic Studies Online (2015):
    • Katsikas, Stefanos. "Bulgaria and Romania on the Edge." Current History: A Journal of Contemporary World Affairs 113.761 (2014): 117-122.
    • "Muslim Minority in Greek Historiography: A Distorted Story?." European History Quarterly 42.3 (2012): 444-467. 27 Sep. 2012. <http://ehq.sagepub.com/content/current>.
    • "Conclusion: European Modernity and Islamic Reformism among Muslims of the Balkans in the Late-Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Period (1830s-1945)." Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 29.4 (2009): 537-543. 27 Sep. 2012.
    • "Introduction: European Modernity and Islamic Reformism among Muslims of the Balkans in the Late-Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Period (1830s-1945)." Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 29.4 (2009): 435-442. 27 Sep. 2012.
    • "Millets in Nation States: The Case of Greek and Bulgarian Muslims, 1912-1923." Nationalities Papers 37.2 (2009): 177-201. 27 Sep. 2012. <http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cnap20/37/2>.
    • "National Reconciliation After Civil War: The Case of Greece." Journal of Peace Research 46.4 (2009): 559-575. 27 Sep. 2012. <http://jpr.sagepub.com/content/46/4/559.full.pdf>.
    • "A Comparative Overview of the Foreign Policy-making in Albania, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia during the 1980s." Bulgarian Historical Review (2006): 106-144. 27 Sep. 2012.
    • "All Change: the Reform Effect of Image Modification within Bulgarian Political Parties on their Foreign Policy Agendas during the 1990s." Etudes Balkaniques (2006): 57-78. 27 Sep. 2012.
    • Katsikas, Stefanos. ""An Overview of Albania's Foreign Policy-making during the 1980s"." Slovo 16.2 (2004): 91-106.

    Book Contributions

    • Katsikas, Stefanos. "Transitional Justice and Memory in Europe (1945-2013)." "Transitional Justice after the Collapse of Dictatorship in Greece (1974-2000)". Ed. Nico Wouters. Cambridge: Intersentia, 2014. 259-286.
    • "Millet Legacies in a National Environment: Political Elites and Muslim Communities in Greece (1830s-1923)." State-Nationalisms in the Ottoman Empire, Greece and Turkey: Orthodox and Muslims (1830s-1945). London; New York: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East, 2012. 51-73. 27 Sep. 2012.
    • "A Hostage Minority: The Muslims of Greece (1923-1941)." State-Nationalisms in the Ottoman Empire, Greece and Turkey: Orthodox and Muslims (1830s-1945). London; New York: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East, 2012. 164-190.
    • Katsikas, Stefanos, and Peter Siani-Davies. ""Ο καπνικός νόμος του 1953: πολιτικό μέτρο απομάκρυνσης της κομμουνιστική απειλής από ένα εργατικό δυναμικό με έντονη συνδικαλιστική δράση;" ("The Tobacco Act of 1953: Political Measure to Remove the Communist Threat from a Labor Force with Strong Unionist Activity?)." Αφηγήσεις για τη δεκαετία του 1940 (Narratives about 1940). Comp. Eleni Paschaloudi, Ilias Skoulidas, and Katerina Tsekou. Ed. Vasilis Dalkavoukis. Athens: Epikentro, 2012. 213-228.
    • "The Europeanization of Bulgarian Society: A Long-Lasting Political Project." Bulgaria and Europe: Shifting Identities. London; New York; New Delhi: Anthem Press, 2010. 1-22.
    • "Negotiating Diplomacy in Post-Communist Bulgaria: Sofia’s Balkan Policy in the Post-Cold War Period." Bulgaria and Europe: Shifting Identities. London; New York; New Delhi: Anthem Press, 2010. 129-54. 27 Sep. 2012.
    • "Epilogue." Bulgaria and Europe: Shifting Identities. London; New York; New Delhi: Anthem Press, 2010. 193-96. 27 Sep. 2012.

    Special Issue of a Journal

    • European Modernity and Islamic Reformism among Muslims of the Balkans in the Late-Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Period (1830-1945). Spec. iss. of Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 29.4 (2009): 27 Sep. 2012. <http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjmm20/29/4>.

    Website Articles

    Reviews

    • Katsikas, Stefanos. "Book Review." Rev. of Oi Mousoulmanikoi Plithismoi stin Ellada (1912-1923): Apo tin Ensomatosi stin Antallagi (in Greek) [Muslim Populations in Greece (1912-1923): From Integration to the [Population] Exchange], by Giannis Glavinas. Deltiou Kentrou Mikrasiatikon Spoudon (Bulletin of Asia Minor Studies) 19 (2015): 419-424.
    • Katsikas, Stefanos . "Book Review." Rev. of The Balkans: A Post-Communist History, by Robert Bideleux and Ian Jeffries. Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies 11.1 (2009): 117-119.
    • Katsikas, Stefanos. "Book Review." Rev. of An Introduction to Post-Communist Bulgaria: Political, Economic and Social Transformations, by Emil Giatzidis. Europe-Asia Studies 56.1 (2004): 174-176.