Department of Linguistics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Dr. Stefanos Katsikas

Director of Modern Greek Studies and Language Coordinator of Modern Greek
Lecturer of Modern Greek
Lecturer of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
European Union Center
Center for Global Studies

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    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Department of Linguistics, MC-168
    707 South Mathews Avenue
    Urbana, IL 61801

    Office: 4039 Foreign Language Bldg.
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Research Interests

Democratization, Post-conflict resolution and security in Southeastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean 19th-21st centuries Wider Interests: rise of national ideologies in 19th and 20th century Europe; democracy and authoritarianism in interwar and Cold War Europe; Muslim-Christian relations in Europe; security implications of corruption, human trafficking and organized crime in Europe; Cold and post-Cold War European History



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

  • Reconciliation and Transitional Justice in Greece after the country's Civil War; foreign policy of the Greek junta towards Eastern Europe (1967-1974); political, social and cultural life of Muslims in Greece (1832-1941); Muslim converts to Greek Orthodoxy (1821-1875)
  • Publications

    Books

    Book Contributions

    • "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.
    • "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.

    Edited Books

    • 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

    • "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.

    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

    • Rev. of Cyprus in World War II: Politics and Conflict in the Eastern MediterraneanEnglish Historical Review (2012):