Visitors will be exposed to typical examples of the great political rivalries of the time, the key policies pursued by governments, mass mobilization and politicization, as well as crucial political events of the period (elections, key actors, patterns of political communication, new legislations, scandals and the evolution of the political party phenomenon).
Research Assistants: Nikos Gionis, Maria Arvaniti, Nikos Saridakis, Sotiris Damianos
Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos was born in Athens in 1972. He is an Associate Professor in Contemporary Political History at the Department of Business Administration the Technological Educational Institute of Peloponnese. He is also the director of the bi-institutional post-graduate module “Entrepreneurship and Governance” (University of Peloponnese and TEI Peloponnese). He has taught at undergraduate and post-graduate level modules at the Ionian University, Department of History (2004-2011). He is the editor in chief of “Nea Estia”, and a contributing editor at “Kathimerini” newspaper. He is a member of the scientific board of “Filosophein”, “Foreign Affairs, the Hellenic Edition” journals. In 2012, he was invited to give lectures on Greek Studies at Harvard University. He is a member of the Journalists’ union of Athens daily newspapers and has worked with numerous journalistic outlets, mostly on international reports. He has also collaborated with the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) on the production of historical documentaries. He speaks English, French, Spanish and some German.
Lambrini Rori is the AG Leventis fellow for Modern Greek Studies at SEESOX in University of Oxford. She has previously been a Marie-Curie fellow at the University of Bournemouth. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne. In her PhD research she analyses the changes caused by the professionalization of political communication within the socialist parties in Europe, with a focus on the Greek and French socialist parties from the 70’s to 2012. During her post-graduate studies in Political Sociology and Public Politics (Sciences Po Paris) and Political and Social Communication (Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne), she researched anti-americanism in Greece from 1974 to 2002, with an emphasis on PASOK (Greek political party, the acronym of which stands for: PanHellenic Social Movement). She has published articles on PASOK’s political discourse during the ‘80s and on Greece’s foreign policy from 1974 to 2000.