Alexander Kitroeff was born in Athens and studied in the U. K. where he received his doctorate in modern history from Oxford University in 1984. He is currently Associate Professor at History Department at Haverford College in Pennsylvania. He has also taught at the American College in Greece (Deree), College Year in Athens, New York University, Princeton University, Temple University and Queens College CUNY. His research focuses on the history of identity in Modern Greece and its diaspora in a broad range of fields, from politics to sports, and he has published four books on the Greeks in Egypt, the Greeks in the Americas, Greek identity and the Olympic Games and a history of the sports club Panathinaikos. His new book The Greeks and the Making of Modern Egypt: from Muhamad Ali to Nasser published by the American University of Cairo Press will appear in April 2019. His book manuscript on the history of the Greek Orthodox Church in America is under consideration by the Northern Illinois University Press. He has collaborated as historical consultant with director Maria Iliou in four documentary films, and they are currently working on a new project, a 5-part documentary on the history of Modern Athens.

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