Roderick Beaton is Koraes Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature and Head of the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, King’s College London. His publications include Ο Καζαντζάκης μοντερνιστής και μεταμοντέρνος (2009), From Byzantium to Modern Greece: Medieval Texts and their Modern Reception (2008), Folk Poetry of Modern Greece (2004), and George Seferis: Waiting for the Angel: A Biography (2003, also translated into Greek), as well as numerous articles and reviews published in academic journals and edited volumes. He is currently appointed to a Major Leverhulme Fellowship, to work on a project entitled Byron’s War: The Greek Revolution and the English Romantic Imagination.
Peter Bien is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College. His books include The Selected Letters of Nikos Kazantzakis (2012), Yannis Ritsos: Collected Studies and Translations (2011), Words, Wordlessness, and the Word: Silence Reconsidered from a Literary Point of View (1992), Kazantzakis: Politics of the Spirit (1989), Nikos Kazantzakis: Novelist (1989), Three Generations of Greek Writers: Introductions to Cavafy, Kazantzakis, Ritsos (1983). He has also translated works of Kazantzakis (The Last Temptation of Christ, Saint Francis, Report to Greco), Myrivilis (Life in the Tomb), and other Greek authors.
Marguerite Bouvard was a Professor of Political Science and Creative Writing at Regis College for many years. She has taught poetry workshops at the Radcliffe Seminars and has been a writer in residence at the University of Maryland. She is a Resident Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University and the author of seventeen books and numerous articles in the fields of political science, psychology, literature, and poetry. Her books include Invisible Wounds of War: Coming Home from Iraq and Afghanistan (2012), Mothers in All but Name: Grandmothers, Aunts, Sisters, Friends, Strangers (2009), The Unpredictability of Light (2009, winner of the Massbook Award in Poetry), Healing: A Life With Chronic Illness (2007), Women Reshaping Human Rights: How Extraordinary Activists Are Changing the World (1996), Revolutionizing Motherhood: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo (1994), Landscape and Exile (1985), and Voices from an Island (1985).
Stamatia Dova is Associate Professor of Classics and Modern Greek Studies at Hellenic College and Associate in Hellenic Literature and Language at the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies. She teaches and publishes on ancient (Aeschylus, Bacchylides, Homer, Mimnermus) and modern (Kazantzakis, Papadiamantis, Venezis, Zei) Greek literature and on language pedagogy. Her books include Greek Heroes in and out of Hades (2012), and Historical Poetics in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Greece: Essays in Honor of Lily Macrakis (editor, 2012). She is also the director of the Kallinikeion Institute at Hellenic College Holy Cross and is currently working on a book entitled The Poetics of Failure in Ancient Greece.
Robin Fleming is Professor of History at Boston College. She teaches and publishes on late Roman and early medieval history, the Vikings, ancient and medieval historical writing, and material culture. Her publications include Britain After Rome: The Fall and Rise of the Middle Ages, c. 400–c. 1070 (2010), “Acquiring, Displaying, and Destroying Silk in Late Anglo-Saxon England” (2007), “Bones for Historians: Putting the Body Back in Biography” (2006), Domesday Book and the Law: Society and Legal Custom in Early Medieval England (1998), Kings and Lords in Conquest England (1991), and many articles and chapters in collected volumes and journals. She is currently working on the recycling of Roman material culture in Britain after Rome’s fall.
Diana Haas is Professor of Modern Greek Literature in the Department of Theatre Studies at the University of Patras, Greece. Her publications include “Around the Revisions of Cavafy’s ‘In an old book-’ 1922/1929” (2010), Le problème religieux dans l’ oeuvre de Cavafy: les années de formation, 1882-1905 (1987), Βιβλιογραφικός Ὁδηγός στά 154 ποιήματα τοῦ Καβάφη (with M. Pieris, 1984), and the scholarly edition of archival material, including Cavafy’s reading notes on E.Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. She has also published on modern Greek literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and is currently working on an edition of Cavafy’s self-comments to his poems.
Michael Herzfeld is Professor of Anthropology and Curator of European Ethnology in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University. His research interests include social theory, history of Anthropology, social poetics, politics of history, Europe (especially Greece & Italy), and Thailand. In addition to numerous articles and reviews, he has authored the following books, many of which have appeared, or are scheduled to appear, in other languages: Evicted from Eternity: The Restructuring of Modern Rome (2009), Cultural Intimacy: Social Poetics in the Nation-State (revised edition 2005), The Body Impolitic: Artisans and Artifice in the Global Hierarchy of Value (2004), Anthropology: Theoretical Practice in Culture and Society (2001), Portrait of a Greek Imagination: An Ethnographic Biography of Andreas Nenedakis (1997), The Social Production of Indifference: The Symbolic Roots of Western Bureaucracy (1992), A Place in History: Social and Monumental Time in a Cretan Town (1991), Anthropology through the Looking-Glass: Critical Ethnography in the Margins of Europe (1987), The Poetics of Manhood: Contest and Identity in a Cretan Mountain Village (1985), and Ours Once More: Folklore, Ideology, and the Making of Modern Greece (1982). He also filmed and produced Monti Moments: Men’s Memories in the Heart of Rome (2007).
Kerstin Jentch-Mancor received her Ph.D. in Modern Greek Literature at Oxford University and is a research associate at McGill University, Canada, where she also teaches Greek language and literature. Her research interests include Greek historical conflicts, literary theory, comparative literature, Greek post-war poetry, social psychology and anthropology. She is currently completing a book on the Greek civil war entitled Changing Myths: The Greek Civil War in Fiction.
Edmund Keeley is Straut Professor of English Emeritus at Princeton University. He has translated the collected poems of C.P. Cavafy and George Seferis and a selection of Angelos Sikelianos with Philip Sherrard. He is the recipient of the Academy of American Poets’ Landon Award and the EU’s First European Prize (for his translations of Yannis Ritsos), and of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation. He is the author of ten non-fiction volumes, including Borderlines: A Memoir (2005), On Translation: Reflections and Conversations (2000), Inventing Paradise (1999, winner of the 1999 Criticos Annual Prize of the London Hellenic Society), Γιώργος Σεφέρης-Edmund Keeley: Αλληλογραφία 1951-1971 (1998), Cavafy’s Alexandria (1996), The Salonica Bay Murder: Cold War Politics and the Polk Affair (1989), and Modern Greek Poetry: Voice and Myth (1983), and of seven novels, including Some Wine for Remembrance (2001), School for Pagan Lovers (1993), and A Wilderness Called Peace (1985).
Jennifer R. Kellogg is a doctoral candidate in Modern Languages and Literatures at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium, where she is currently completing a thesis entitled “George Seferis’ Poetics of Loss and Homeland.” She is also the Academic Programs Director for the Greek America Foundation. Her research interests include the culture and memory of Asia Minor, the phenomenology of place, and literary translation.
Alexander Kitroeff is Associate Professor of History at Haverford College, where he also serves as Academic Director of the Center for Peace & Global Citizenship. He teaches courses on European nationalism, the Balkans, and the Ottoman Empire, and specializes in the study of Modern Greek identity in a diasporic & transnational context over a wide range of fields, from politics to sport. His publications include Wrestling with the Ancients: Modern Greek Identity and the Olympics (2004), Griegos en América, 1492‐1992 (1992), The Greeks in Egypt, 1919‐1937 (1989), and numerous articles and chapters in collected volumes and journals. He was also principal historical consultant for the documentary “The Journey: the Greek Dream in America” (produced by Maria Iliou, 2007, 86 minutes).
Paschalis M. Kitromilides is Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Athens and Secretary General of the Governing Board at the Centre for Asia Minor Studies. His research interests focus on the history of political thought, classical and modern political theory, and especially the study of the Enlightenment and nationalism. His publications include An Orthodox Commonwealth (2007), Political Thinkers of the Modern Age (in Greek, 2007), Eleftherios Venizelos. The Trials of Statesmanship (2006), From Republican Polity to National Community (2003), The Enlightenment, Nationalism, Orthodoxy (1994), The Enlightenment as Social Criticism (1992) and numerous articles in academic journals and edited volumes.
Panayotis League is a Ph.D. candidate in Ethnomusicology at Harvard University, a Lecturer in Modern Greek Studies and Music at Hellenic College, and an internationally acclaimed performer of Greek and Irish music. He holds a Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology from Boston University, where he completed a thesis entitled “Kalymnian Music and Dance in the Greek-American Community of Tarpon Springs, Florida.” His research interests include the traditional music of the Greek Aegean at home and in the diaspora, oral poetry, and performance studies.
Eleni Mahaira-Odoni, Ph.D., taught political theory and international law and has published articles and critical reviews for Telos, particularly on the philosophy of Sartre. As a vocalist with the New England Conservatory, Odoni produced a CD, Mistral, following other recordings. She edited and translated into Greek M. Stearns’ Entangled Allies: US Policy in Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus, as well as G. T. Allison and K. Nicolaidis (eds.) The Greek Paradox: Promise vs. Performance. She also translated into Greek, English, and French chapters for A. E. Laiou, ed. The Economic History of Byzantium.
Nicolas Prevelakis, Ph.D., is Lecturer at the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies of Harvard University, and the Assistant Director of Curricular Development at the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies. He teaches and publishes on the history of moral and political philosophy, the sociology of religion, globalization, Greek nationalism, and Orthodox Christian thought. His publications include Religion and Politics in Modern Greece (in French, forthcoming), “Nationalism, Religion, and Secularization: An Opportune Moment for Research” (with Jonathan Eastwood, 2010), and “The Formation of Ethnic and National Identities” (with Liah Greenfeld, 2010). He is currently working on a book on the interplay between nationalism and secularization throughout the world.
Monteagle Stearns served as United States Ambassador to Greece (1981-85), the Republic of the Ivory Coast (1976-79), and as Vice President of the National Defense University (1979-81). He is a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., Warburg Professor of International Relations at Simmons College in Boston, and Whitney H. Shepardson Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. His publications include Entangled Allies: US Policy Toward Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus (1992, also translated into Greek). He is currently completing a book on American diplomacy entitled Talking to Strangers: American Diplomacy Home and Abroad.
Thanos Veremis is Professor of Political history in the Department of European and International Studies at the University of Athens and Founding Member of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP). His publications include Modern Greece: A History Since 1821 (with John Koliopoulos, 2010), Eleftherios Venizelos: A Biography (2010), Greeks and Turks in War and Peace (2007), The Balkans. Construction and Deconstruction of States (2005), Action Without Foresight: Western Involvement in Yugoslavia (2002), The Military in Greek Politics (1997), Historical Dictionary of Greece (with Mark Dragoumis, 1995), Greece’s Balkan Entanglement (1995), Greek Security Considerations: A Historical Perspective (1982), and numerous articles in academic journals and edited volumes.