Film documentary: Greek-American radicals: The Untold Story (2013)

Film documentary: Greek-American radicals: The Untold Story (2013)

Wednesday, 4 November 2015 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HR
Speaker(s): 
Kostis Karpozilos (A. G. Leventis Visiting Fellow, St Antony's College, Oxford)
Convenor: 
Othon Anastasakis (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Series: 
SEESOX

A film documentary focusing on the history of the ethnic Left in the United States from the early 20th century until the 1950s.
For more information about the film and its writer, please see the Greek-American Radicals website.

Kostis Karpozilos is an A.G. Leventis Fellow at SEESOX, St Antony’s College. He has earned a degree in Modern Greek Literature at the University of Thessaloniki (2002), completed an M.A. in Historical Research at the University of Sheffield (2003) and a Ph.D. in History at the University of Crete (2010). His thesis focused on revolutionary diasporas in the United States and the trajectory of Greek-American radicalism in the 20th century. He is the scriptwriter of the documentary Greek-American Radicals: the Untold Story (2013), the author of a book on the Cretan socialist intellectual Stavros Kallergis (Benaki Museum, 2013), and he has a fortcoming book titled “Revolutionary Diaspora”. Kostis was a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University and Princeton University and has taught at the University of the Peloponnese, and at Sciences Po. He has written extensively on the Greek crisis, the European Left and the limits of political imagination in the post-1989 world and currently he is working on an international history of the Greek Left.