Thanks to generous ongoing funding from the Elios Charitable Foundation and the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation, and new funding from the Tarbell Family Foundation, the University Library is pleased to offer the continuation of the Library Research Fellowship Program (LRFP) to support the use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for scholarly research in Hellenic studies while in residence in Sacramento. 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 process instructions.
- View Full Program Information
- Download and complete the Application.
- E-mail the application, your Resume/CV, and research proposal in either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format to George I. Paganelis at email@example.com with the subject line "LRFP Application 2021-2022."
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_21-22_document" (for example, Smith_21-22_application.doc; Smith_21-22_CV.doc; Smith_21-202_proposal.doc)
The application deadline is April 2, 2021. No late applications will be considered.
Prof. Maria Kaliambou
Project title: "The Book Culture of Greek Americans"
Dr. Theodora Patrona
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
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
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
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
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
Project title: "A Commonplace Book in Uncommon Times: The Orality-Literacy Continuum and Musical Transcription in Late Ottoman Mytilene"
Dr. Anna Kouremenos
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
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
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
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
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”
Dr. Aimee Genova
Project Title: “The Politics of Revolution: Cretan Archaeologists and Revolutionaries of the 1890s”
Mr. Dimitris Machlouta
Doctoral Student, McGill University
Project Title: “Organizing Resistance against Military Dictatorships: The Case of Greek Political Activism in North America and Europe (1967-1974)”
Dr. Athanasios Grammenos
Project Title: “Diasporas in International Relations: The Case of Greek Americans”
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"
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)"
Mr. Panos Koromvokis
Doctoral Candidate, Panteion University
Project Title: “Behind the Counter: Representations of the Greek-American Diner in 20th-Century Greek America”
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"
Mr. Thanasis Sotiriou
Doctoral Candidate, University of Crete
Project Title: "Byzantine Local Aristocrats and Turkish Conquerors in Asia Minor (1260-1330)"
Prof. Fevronia Soumakis
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Queens College, CUNY
Project Title: “The Political and Social Activism of Katy Vlavianos and the Ladies Philoptochos Society”
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
- Dissertation: Ελληνοαμερικανοί εργάτες, κομμουνιστικό κίνημα και συνδικάτα (1900-1950). Αναζητώντας τον εργατικό εξαμερικανισμό στα χρόνια της μεγάλης ύφεσης (University of Crete, 2010)
- Documentary Film: Ταξισυνειδησία: η άγνωστη ιστορία του Ελληνοαμερικανικού ριζοσπαστισμού = Greek American Radicals The Untold Story (2012)
- Book: Κόκκινη Αμερική: Έλληνες μετανάστες και τοόραμα ενός Νέου Κόσμου 1900-1950 (Red America: Greek Migrants and the Vision of a New World 1900-1950)
2008: Prof. Susan Heuck Allen
2009-2010: Ms. Evangelia Kindinger
- Dissertation (2012) and Book (2015): Homebound: Diaspora Spaces and Selves in Greek American Return Narratives
2012: Ms. Stavroula Toska
- Documentary Film: Beneath the Olive Tree (2015)
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