Short biographical note
Giota Tourgeli studied history at the University of Athens (Faculty of History and Archaeology) and received a master’s degree in “Social Discrimination, Migration and Citizenship” from the University of the Peloponnese (Department of Social and Educational Policy). She obtained her PhD from the University of the Peloponnese (Department of Social and Educational Policy) with a thesis entitled “Greeks in the USA, Remittances and transformations of local communities in ‘Old Greece’ (1890-1940)”. From 2012 to 2015 she participated in the research project entitled “Migration Management and International Organizations: A history of the establishment of the International Organization for Migration”, under the Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning”. She is currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (Faculty of Political Science and History) on “The role of associations in the settlement of Asia Minor refugees in Greece (1922-1932).
Her main research interests include the history of migration, refugees, diasporas, sending states’ policies and international organizations.
She is the author of two books: “The Brooklides (The Returnees). Greeks in the USA and transformations of local communities, 1890-1940” published in 2020 by National Centre for Social Research (EKKE) (e-book) and “Gateways to America: The Migration economy in Greek port-cities” (Crete University Press/ forthcoming in 2023).
MA in Mediterranean Studies