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Research Teams

Country: GREECE
Position/Affiliation: Dr. Historian/Centre of Asia Minor Studies, Greece
Subject in the Project: History of the Greeks in Asia Minor

Elia Kyfonidou holds a Doctorate degree in History. She graduated from the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Cyprus and continued her postgraduate studies at the Department of Modern Greek History of the University of Athens, from which she holds a Master’s degree for her dissertation “Approaches to the Anatolian Idea: I. Dragoumis – A. Souliotis-Nikolaidis – Chryssanthos of Trebizond” and received a Ph.D. in 2013 for her thesis “Pontic Question: Strategic Choices and dead-ends, 1917-1922”. From 2004 to 2009, she was working at the Centre for Asia Minor Studies as a researcher. Later on, she has been working as a scientific contributor in various programmes, including the documentation of the Academy of Athens’ archival material and the interviewing and editing of oral testimonies from third generation refugees of Pontus. Her main academic interests lie in the field of the political history of the Greek-Orthodox communities of Pontus, for which she has authored relevant articles.