Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. Katerina Lagos


California State University, Sacramento

Director, CSUS Hellenic Studies Program


D.Phil. St. Antony's College, Oxford (Modern History) 2005

M.A. New York University (Modern European History) 1995

Principal Publications


“Forced Assimilation or Emigration: The Case of Sephardic Jewry in Thessaloniki, 1917 – 1941” in The Journal of Modern Hellenism, vol. 31, winter 2014. 

“Minority Challenges to Greek National Identity: The Case of Greek Jewry” in Southeast European Studies Programme Occasional Papers Series, St. Antony’s College, Oxford.

"Surveying the History of Modern Greece”, In Modern Greek Studies Yearbook, volume 26/27, 2010/2011.

2007 Article: “The Metaxas Dictatorship and Greek Jewry, 1936-1941,” Journal for Modern Hellenism, vol. 23-24 (2006-2007): 45-80.

2005 Article: “The Hellenization of Sephardic Jews in Thessaloniki in the Interwar Period, 1917 -1941”, in Themes in European History:  Essays from the 2nd International Conference on European History. Athens: ATINER, 2006.

Book reviews

Thanos Veremis and John Koliopoulos. Modern Greece: A History Since 1821 History: Reviews of New Books, volume 39, issue 2, February 2011.

Steven Bowman, editor. "The Agony of Greek Jews"."  East European Jewish Affairs, volume 40, issue 2, 2010.

Steven Bowman, editor, The Holocaust in Salonika, Eyewitness Accounts. Translated with introductions and notes by Isaac Benmayor.  In Journal of Modern Greek Studies, vol. 21, no 1, May 2008, pp. 233- 235.

Joachim Joachim. Ioannis Metaxas: the Formative Years, 1871-1922 (Mannheim, Bibliopolis: 2001). In Modern Greek Studies Yearbook, vol 16/17, 2000-1, pp. 641-644.

Department of History, Tahoe Hall 3089
California State University, Sacramento
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Sacramento, C-6059

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Hellenic Studies

Areas of Specialization

Metaxas dictatorship

interwar Greece

interwar minorities

Greek Jewry

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Modern Greek History (1821 - present)

Mediterranean Europe

Modern Greek Culture and Language
(19th century)

Modern Greek Culture and Language
(20th century)

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