Author of The Greeks and the Making of Modern Egypt (AUC Press, 2019), Alexander Kitroeff will give a talk about the Greeks in Egypt, at AUC Tahrir, in downtown Cairo, on October 17, at 6:00pm. The event will be followed by a book signing. Open to the public. Valid photo ID required.
Alexander Kitroeff is associate professor of history at Haverford College, where he teaches courses on Modern European and Mediterranean history. Born in Greece, he studied in Britain. He received his doctoral degree in history at Oxford University. His research focuses on nationalism and ethnicity in modern Greece and its diaspora, from politics to sports.
Roger Owen from Harvard University describes the book as “a marvelously comprehensive historical study of one of modern Egypt’s most important foreign communities.” Robert L. Tignor from Princeton University calls The Greeks and the Making of Modern Egypt “a magnificent book” and “a work of great scholarly maturity and personal love.”
Kitroeff ‘s other books include of The Greeks in Egypt: Ethnicity and Class 1919–37 and Wrestling with the Ancients: Modern Greek Identity and the Olympics.