About the Chair

Dr. Athanasios Gekas is an Associate Professor of History in the Department of History at York University specializing in Modern Greek and Mediterranean History, and is a faculty member for the Hellenic Studies Program, Department of Humanities at York University.  He obtained his MA (Social History) and Ph.D (History) from the University of Essex and his BA (History) from Ionian University, Corfu.  His research interests include the history of class in the Eastern Mediterranean, British colonialism in the Mediterranean, the economic and social history of the Ionian Islands and the Greek State.


Dr. Gekas is also a steward of the Greek Canadian History Project and will be teaching a summer abroad course in 2016 in Greece.


View Dr. Gekas’ full profile here.