Assistant Professor of History and Phrixos B. Papachristidis Chair of Modern Greek Studies
tassos.anastassiadis [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Office: RM 827, Leacock Building
Office Hours: Friday, 9:00-12:00 am
Appointments available upon request.
Alexandra Siotou, PhD
Alexandra Siotou is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History and Classical Studies at McGill University. Alexandra studied Social Anthropology at the University of Thessaly (Greece). She holds a Master’s Degree in Cultural Policy, Management and Communication from the Department of Communication, Media and Culture at the Panteion University of Athens. In 2015 she completed her Ph.D. thesis in Social Anthropology at the University of Thessaly. Her doctoral dissertation, entitled “Love, Gendered Identities and Power Relationships: Examining Migrant’s Transnational Lives,” focuses on an under-researched dimension of migratory experience - migrants’ emotions - and discusses how migrants from Albania and Bulgaria (re)constitute their subjectivity in the context of multiple interweaving emotional experiences and transnational relations of power. Her research interests include the anthropology of migration, emotions, gender, sexuality and body politics.
While at McGill, Alexandra is participating in the Oral History Program “Immigrec,” where she conducts research on Greek immigration to Canada and supervises the oral history team.
George Kellaris, M.A.
He received his B.A. in Athens, Greece on Greek History and Archaeology, with specialization on Byzantine archaeology. He pursued graduate studies at McGill where he obtained his M.A. in Art History (Medieval Art) and continued there with doctoral studies.
He has taught courses on medieval art at McGill and Carleton universities.
He has collaborated with Customs Canada in expertise reports on cases of illegal importation of antiquities, and with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts on works of art by Eastern Christians.
His academic interests focus on Early Christian mosaics, the art and architecture of the Crusader States in Eastern Mediterranean and issues of cultural hybridity in the past.
Since 2001 he has been teaching Modern Greek language at McGill University and Université de Montréal.
Caroline Boreham is the research administrator for Immigrec, a project that studies Greek immigration to Canada by combining oral history methods with digital humanities scholarship.
In 2017, she completed her M.A. in English at McGill University, where her primary focus was on the nineteenth-century British novel and modes of first-person storytelling. While at McGill, Caroline also studied Modern Greek and took classes on European literature and cultural history.
Greek Summer Studies Coordinator
Isavella Vouza is a Master’s student in English at McGill University. She holds a BA Honors in English Language and Literature from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and was the valedictorian of her class. In 2014, she was granted a scholarship by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation to attend a summer school at York University through which she was familiarized with the Greek Canadian History Project and she was granted the distinction of Honorary Ambassador of the Greek Canadian History Project. Her academic interests include Contemporary Anglophone Fiction, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Theories of Embodiment, Film Studies and Literary Sociology. Her current research examines the impact of sociopolitical precarity on contemporary American and Diaspora literature.
Isavella will be acting as the Program Coordinator for the McGill Summer Studies in Greece Program for the 2017-2018 academic year.