I joined the History department at the University of Sheffield in September 2014. I hold an MSc in European Politics and Governance and a PhD in International History, both from LSE. I have also held a A.G. Leventis Fellowship at SEESOX, St Anthony's College, Oxford (2014-15), a Max Weber Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence (2013-14) and a Pinto Postdoctoral fellowship at LSE IDEAS (2011-12). Before moving to Sheffield, I was a Lecturer of European Studies and History at Yale University.
My first book Greece, the EEC and the Cold War, 1974-1979: The Second Enlargement reveals the rationale behind Europe's decision to accept Greece in its circle and details the dynamics of the accession negotiations in the evolving environment of detente and the rise of the Left in Southern Europe. I am an expert in the history of European integration, Cold War, political and social history of Modern Greece, Balkans and peace movements. I have written on issues of Balkan cooperation, EU identity and democratisation, as well as Greece’s foreign policy, civil society, anti-americanism and the development of detente.
I am currently (2019-2021) a Visiting Professor of History at the University of Tampere, Finland acting as co-I for a project at the Academy of Finland (480,000 euros) on ‘Foreign Policy in Alliance or in Non-Alignment? History of the Post-War World Order Through the Eyes of European Non-Hegemonic Powers’. I am also a Visiting Fellow at LSE IDEAS, co-directing a project on Peace and Security that looks at global grassroots activism for peace during the Cold War. I was Principal Investigator of the two-year project (2016-2018), 'Protest as democratic practice: peace movements in southern Europe, 1975-1990' (Max Batley Fellowship Awards scheme) with Prof Ziemann and Prof Grasso (Politics). Dr Giulia Quaggio was the Postdoctoral fellow of the project. I was a member of the EU-funded consortium on the Official History of the European Commission, 1986-2000(HISTCOM3) and the online resources and book (open access) were published in 2019. The volume is based largely on hitherto unpublished sources and draws upon the personal testimony of numerous former Commissioners and officials.