Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Eleni Kyramargiou

Postdoctoral researcher
Department of Mediterranean and Global Economic and Social History

Eleni Kyramargiou is historian and post-doc researcher in the Institute of Mediterranean Studies, where she researches on the history and the actual state of the ship- building and ship- repairing industries and workshops in the wider Piraeus area during the 20th century, within the framework of the research project ARCHERS funded by Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

She has earned a B.A. in History and Anthropology at the University of the Aegean (2003), completed an M.A. in Contemporary Greek and European History at the University of Crete (2007) and a Ph.D. (with distinction) in History at the Department of Social Anthropology and History, University of the Aegean (2015). Her thesis focused on the social and spatial transformations of the working-class suburb of Drapetsona spanning from the arrival of Asia Minor Refugees (1922) to the military dictatorship of 1967.

She has worked in research programmes of Institute of Historical Research/ National Hellenic Research Foundation and has been the coordinator of the research programme “Refugee Neighborhoods of Piraeus. From silenced stories to history”, which was contented by NHRF and NTUA. Her research focuses on the subject of refugee settlement and industrial history in the wider area of Piraeus.