Dimitris studied at the University of Cyprus and the University of Birmingham and completed his PhD in History at the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, King’s College London. He has been a scholar of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, a Research Fellow of the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation and the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens and a Teaching Fellow at King’s College London.
In a 2017 article, Dimitris assessed the the impact of the nationalizing policies of the Committee of Union and Progress on the institutions of the Greek Orthodox (Rum) community of Istanbul throughout World War I by placing emphasis on the concept of structural violence. Find the article here: Out of Harm’s Way? Structural Violence and the Greek Orthodox Community of Istanbul during World War I.
Dimitris is currently working on a research project examining the Asia Minor campaign of 1919-1922 through the study of the wartime trauma and its impact on the Greek soldiers. Read more about the project here: Greek Soldiers, War and Trauma: The Asia Minor Campaign and the Consequences of a Painful Experience (Research Centre for the Humanities, Athens, Greece). His latest book is entitled Greeks in Turkey: Elite Nationalism and Minority Politics in Late Ottoman and Early Republican Istanbul (Oxon & New York: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East, 2021). Dimitris’ research interests include: Modern Greek History, Greek-Turkish Relations, Non-Muslim Minorities in the Ottoman Empire/Turkey, Oral History, Refugee Studies and the History of Humanitarianism.