Prominent Greek historian Alexander Kitroeff, author of The Greeks and the Making of Modern Egypt (AUC Press, 2019) gave a presentation of his book at AUC Tahrir last month, in which he addressed VIP members of Egypt’s Greek community and AUC faculty and students. Kitroeff’s talk was followed by a Q&A and later, a reception and book signing in the Fountain Area of AUC Tahrir.
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, where 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. He is the author of four books, including The Greeks in Egypt: Ethnicity and Class 1919–37 and Wrestling with the Ancients: Modern Greek Identity and the Olympics. He is currently on a book tour in the US, following his travels to Alexandria, Cairo, and Athens, where he gave talks and lectures for the local Greek and Egyptian communities.