Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. Alexandros K. Kyrou

Associate Professor
Director, Program in East European and Russian Studies

Salem State College
Department of History


Ph.D. 1993 Indiana University (History)
M.A. 1981 Indiana University (History)
B.A. 1980 Indiana University (History)

Principal Publications

"Ancient, Byzantine and Modern Greece: Continuity Through Historical Evolution." In Richard Frucht, ed. Eastern Europe: An Introduction to the People, Land, and Culture. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO Press, 2005.

"An Assessment of American Strategy in the South Balkans Since the Dissolution of Yugoslavia." In George A. Kourvetaris, Victor Roudemetof, et al., eds., The New Balkans: Disintegration and Reconstruction, pp. 401-437. New York: East European Monographs, Columbia University Press, 2002.

"Operation Blockade: Greek-American Humanitarianism During World War II.” In Eugene Rossides, ed., Greece’s Pivotal Role in World War II, pp. 109-127. Washington, D.C.: American Hellenic Institute Foundation, 2002.

"Diaspora Studies: Hellenic Diaspora" (with Stavros K. Frangos). In Stratos E. Constantinidis, ed., Greece in Modern Times: An Annotated Bibliography of Works Published in English in Twenty-Two Academic Disciplines During the Twentieth Century, Volume I, pp. 355-378. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2000.

Guide to the Greek Pamphlet Collection at the Firestone Library, Princeton University: A Survey Catalogue of Pamphlets, Newsletters and Other Ephemera on Greece and Southeastern Europe. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Library, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, 1997.

"Castle-Building in the Balkans: American Aspirations in Southeastern Europe Since the Dissolution of Yugoslavia," Journal of Political and Military Sociology, 24/2 (1996): 253-284.

"American Foreign Policy Ambitions in the Balkans," Mediterranean Quarterly: A Journal of Global Issues, 6/3 (1995): 108-118.

"Interethnic Conflict in the Diaspora: The Case of the Greek and Bulgarian Americans During World War II," Journal of Modern Hellenism, 11 (1994): 1-17.

"Ethnicity as Humanitarianism: The Greek American Relief Campaign for Occupied Greece, 1941-1944." In Dan Georgakas and Charles C. Moskos, eds., New Directions in Greek American Studies, pp. 111-127. New York: Pella Publishing Company, Inc, 1991.

Department of History
Salem State College
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970


(978) 542-6899

Areas of Specialization

Balkan History
Greek-American Studies
Eastern European History and Politics

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

The Greeks: From Antiquity to Modernity
Byzantine History and Civilization
Byzantium and Medieval Warfare
Ottoman History
History of the Balkans: 1453-1804
History of the Balkans: 1804-1923
Eastern Europe: 1914 to the Present
American Immigration and the Greek Diaspora
The Greek-American Experience: Field Literature
The Greek-American Experience: Research in Primary Sources.

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