Hellenic (formerly Library) Research Fellowship Program (HRFP)

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Thanks to generous ongoing funding from the Elios Charitable Foundation, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation, and the Tarbell Family Foundation, the University Library is pleased to offer the continuation of the Hellenic (formerly Library) Research Fellowship Program (HRFP) for a 10th year. The name change is intended to better convey and reflect the focus of the program. The Program provides a limited number of fellowships in the form of reimbursement to help offset transportation and living expenses incurred in connection with the awards. See below for full program information and application instructions.

Application Process:

  1. View Full Program Information
  2. Download and complete the Application.
  3. E-mail the application, your Resume/CV, and research proposal in either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format to George I. Paganelis at paganelis@csus.edu with the subject line "HRFP Application 2022-2023."

You must complete the application in its entirety even though you will be uploading your resume/CV as a separate file.

Note: Please use the following naming convention for each of your attached files:
"Last name_22-23_document" (for example, Smith_22-23_application.doc; Smith_22-23_CV.doc; Smith_23-23_proposal.doc)

The application deadline is May 27, 2022. No late applications will be considered.


Previous Fellows

Prof. Maria Kaliambou
Yale University
Project title: "The Book Culture of Greek Americans"

Dr. Theodora Patrona
Independent Scholar
Project title: "Greek-American Women's Writing in the First Half of the Twentieth Century" (PowerPoint Slide show with audio; with the presentation in Slide Show mode, click the speaker on each slide to play audio.)
Book: Return Narratives: Ethnic Space in Late-Twentieth-Century Greek American and Italian American Literature

Mr. Nikos Tsivikis
Doctoral Candidate
University of Crete, Rethymnon
Institute for Mediterranean Studies (FORTH)
Project title: "The Final Days of a Thematic Byzantine Capital: Amorium in Asia Minor on the Eve of the Seljuk Arrival at the End of the Eleventh Century"

Prof. Stavroula (Avra) Xepapadakou
University of Crete
Project title: "Voices, Musics and Echoes of Expatriate Greeks in the Demakopoulos Collection"

Mr. Stavros Stavridis
Independent Scholar
Project title: "The Greek Genocide: Pontus and Smyrna and the Resettlement of Asia Minor Refugees 1916-1925"

Dr. Anastasia Stefanidou
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Project title: "Writing the Greek American Life: Memoirs of Second Generation Immigrants"

Dr. Valerie McGuire
Postdoctoral Fellow
New York University & The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)
Project title: "Fascism's Mediterranean Empire: Italian Occupation and Colonial Modernity in the Dodecanese Islands, 1912-47"

Dr. Ilias Chrissochoidis
WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Project title: "From Greek Immigrant to American Paragon: The Life and Achievements of Spyros P. Skouras (1893–1971)"

Prof. Aida Gasimova
Baku State University
Project Title: "Avenue of Beholding Divine Beauty from the Ephebe to Shahid-bazi: A Case Study of the Topos in Azeri Turkic Sufi Poetry"

Mr. András Kraft
Doctoral Candidate
Central European University
Project title: "Between the Imminent End and Eternity: On the Byzantine Conception of Time"
Dissertation (table of contents): “The Apocalyptic Horizon in Byzantium: Philosophy, Prophecy, and Politics during the Eleventh through Thirteenth Centuries

Mr. Panayotis (Paddy) League
Postdoctoral Fellow
Harvard University
Project title: "A Commonplace Book in Uncommon Times: The Orality-Literacy Continuum and Musical Transcription in Late Ottoman Mytilene"

Dr. Anna Kouremenos
Independent Scholar
Project title: “Selective Memory and National Identity: (Mis)perceptions of the Roman Period in Modern Greece"
Article: “Ρωμαιοκρατία ≠ Roman Occupation: (Mis)perceptions of the Roman Period in Greece” inGreece and Rome (vol. 66, no. 1, pp. 37-60)

Dr. Stefano Gulizia
Independent Scholar
Project title: “The Printer’s Wine-Dark Sea: Venetian Book Trading and the Greek Diaspora

Prof. Maria Oikonomou
University of Vienna
Project title: “Transcribing Borders: Elements of a Literature of Migration

Mr. Panos Koromvokis
Doctoral Candidate
Project title: “The Greek-Americans: Ideological Remittances and State-building Philanthropy

Mr. Christopher Kinley
Doctoral Candidate, Ohio State University
Project Title: “Under Their Watchful Eyes: The Experience and Memory of War and Occupation in Epirus, 1912-1922
Article: “The Balkan War in Epirus: Religious Identity and the Continuity of Conflict

Prof. Rigas Raftopoulos
Università degli Studi di Roma 3
Project Title: “When Pericles Went to Greece from America, or How the U.S. Discovered Greek People and Resistance

Ms. Angeliki Tsiotinou
Doctoral Candidate, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Project Title: “Tracing the Ethnic Preservation Movement in Post-Civil Rights Greek-American Periodicals

Prof. Eugenia Georges
Rice University
Project Title: “The Influence of the Truman Doctrine and U.S. Soft Power on the Development of Greek Biomedicine in the Aftermath of World War II”

Mr. Stavros Stavridis
Independent Scholar
Project Title: “Greece and the Resettlement of Asia Minor Refugees during the post-1923 Period

Dr. Vassiliki Vassiloudi
Democritus University of Thrace
Project Title: “Revisiting Greek Childhood in Distress: The Views and Intervention of the Greek Americans in the Late 1940s and Early 1950s

Ms. Ioanna Kipourou
Doctoral Candidate, University of Graz, Austria
Project Title: “'Mr. Greek' — The Making of a San Franciscan Civic Leader: A Memoir of Peter G. Boudoures (1893-1982)"

Dr. Theodora Patrona
Teaching Fellow, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Project Title: "Setting the Scene: The Obscure Greek-American Cultural Production of the Early Twentieth Century"

Prof. Fevronia Soumakis
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Queens College, CUNY
Project Title: “The Political and Social Activism of Katy Vlavianos and the Ladies Philoptochos Society”

Prof. Aikaterini Delikonstantinidou
Adjunct Lecturer, National and Kapodistrian University of Greece
Project Title: "The Contribution of Greek American Women to the Development of the Modern Greek Diaspora Theatre from the End of the 19th century to the 1940s"

Dr. Konstantina (Nadia) Georgiou
Independent Scholar, U.K.
Project Title: "Gatekeeping Networks and Patronage: The Role of Diasporic Greek Americans in the Promotion and Dissemination of Translated Modern Greek Literature"

Prof. Mary Ikoniadou
Senior Lecturer, Leeds Beckett University
Project Title: "Greek American Emigré Periodicals in the 1960s: Seeking Emigré Articulations on Greece’s Past, Present, and Future"

Mr. Panagiotis Karagkounis
Doctoral Candidate, University of Manchester
Project Title: "Forced Resettlement, Humanitarianism and the 'Logic of Development': The Greek Case and the Near East, 1920s-1950s"

Mr. Panos Koromvokis
Doctoral Candidate, Panteion University
Project Title: “Behind the Counter: Representations of the Greek-American Diner in 20th-Century Greek America”

Ms. Despoina Panagiotidou
Doctoral Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington
Project Title: "Nationalizing Kalamatianós and Performing 'Greekness' in Modernist Art Music"

Mr. Thanasis Sotiriou
Doctoral Candidate, University of Crete
Project Title: "Byzantine Local Aristocrats and Turkish Conquerors in Asia Minor (1260-1330)"

Mr. Lukas Tsiptsios
Doctoral Candidate, University of Rouen Normandie and McGill University
Project Title: "Imperial Ambition, Colonial Reality: Projects of a Greek Liberal Elite at the Beginning of the 20th Century"

Over the years the University Library has hosted a number of visiting scholars outside the Library Research Fellowship Program whose access to the resources of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection contributed to their scholarship and creative works.

2008: Mr. Kostis Karpozilos

2008: Prof. Susan Heuck Allen

2009-2010: Ms. Evangelia Kindinger

2012: Ms. Stavroula Toska

2014: Prof. Adam Goldwyn

  • Research on Joseph Eligia and Rae Dalven

2018: Ms. Ioanna Kipourou

  • Dissertation research on borderland mobility and cultural citizenship in Greek American and Latinx narratives

2019: Mr. Andonis Piperoglou

  • Postdoctoral research on Greek migrants in the English-speaking world (Australia, Canada, and the United States) with a focus on the dynamics of identity and acculturation