Paris Chronakis

Lecturer in Modern Greek History

Themes: Thriving communities, Sustainability and creativity

Expertise: Urban history, history and memory of interreligious coexistence and conflict, displacement and resettlement

I am intrigued by the close relationship between history, memory, and community in multiethnic urban environments. My own research focuses on cultures of coexistence in the past and the deleterious effects of divided memories in the present and seeks to help strained urban communities thrive by building a sustainable future on a resilient memory.

My experience includes serving as a specialist speechwriter to the mayor of Thessaloniki, Greece, and working with heritage, educational, and civil society stakeholders to advance intercultural understanding. My work-in-progress recovers the adaptability of multiethnic urban elites in the post-imperial Eastern Mediterranean of the early twentieth century.

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