Dr. Evdoxios Doxiadis

Assistant Professor 

Research Interests

Modern Greek Social History; Gender; Minorities; Mediterranean and Balkan History


  • PhD, MA, University of California, Berkeley
  • MBA, University of Glasgow
  • BA, History, Economics, Classics, Tufts University


Completed his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley in 2007. Was the Ted and Elaine Athanassiades post-doctoral fellow at Princeton University from 2007 to 2008, and has worked at the International Center for Hellenic and Mediterranean Studies and at San Francisco State University from 2008 to 2012 when he moved to Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Has Published several articles and his book The Shackles of Modernity: Women, Property, and the Transition from the Ottoman Empire to the Modern Greek State 1750-1850, was published this year (February 2012) at the Cultural Politics, Socioaesthetics, Beginnings Series of Harvard University Press.

Publications (Books)

The Shackles of Modernity: Women, Property, and the Transition from the Ottoman Empire to the Modern Greek State 1750-1850Cambridge: Harvard University Press, Cultural Politics, Socioaesthetics, Beginnings Series, January 2012.

Publications (Articles)

“Women and Law in 19th Century Greece: The Impact of the Modern State” in Eva Schandevyl ed. Women in Law and Law-making in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Europe (Ashgate, forthcoming).

“The transformation of women’s property and work rights with the establishment of the Modern Greek state in the early 19th century” in Heide Wunder and Grethe Jacobsen eds. East meets West: A Gendered view of Legal Tradition,  (Budapest: Central European University Press, forthcoming)

"The Effect of non-Juridical Gender Constructions on Legal Developments. Some General Considerations Through the Case of Abortion”. In volume of the proceedings of the conference "Gender Difference in European Legal Cultures” at the University of Frankfurt am Main (forthcoming).

“Legal Trickery: Men, Women, and Justice in Late Ottoman Greece”, Past and Present, no. 210 (2011), 129-153.

“Property and Morality: Women in the Communal Courts of Ottoman Greece”, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Vol. 34, No. 1 (2010), 61-80.

“Kin and Marriage in two Aegean Islands at the End of the 18th Century” in Jutta Sperling and Shona Kelly Wray eds., Gender, Property and Law in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Communities in the Wider Mediterranean 1300-1800, (New York: Routledge Press, 2010), 238-255.

“Standing in their Place: The Exclusion of Women from the Early Modern Greek Legal System”, Journal of Modern Greek Studies, No 25, (2007), 75-97.


RYAN GINGERAS, Sorrowful Shores: Violence, Ethnicity, and the End of the Ottoman Empire, 1912-1923, (Oxford University Press, 2009) and STAVROS T. STAVRIDIS, The Greek-Turkish War 1919-23, (Gorgias Press, 2008), Journal of Modern Greek Studies, vol. 28, no. 2, October 2010, pp. 352-359.

MARK MAZOWER, ed., “Networks of Power in Modern Greece”, Journal of Modern Greek Studies, vol. 28, no. 1, May 2010, pp. 154-157.

FARIBA ZARINEBAF, JOHN BENNET, and JACK L. DAVIS, A Historical and Economic Geography of Ottoman GreeceJournal of Modern Greek Studies, vol. 24, no. 2, October 2006, pp. 470-472.


In 2014 Dr. Doxiadis attended several important academic conferences, including the 16th Big Berks conference held this year at the University of Toronto, where he gave a paper at the SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies sponsored panel. He also presented a paper at the 40th Byzantine Studies Conference on the adoption of Byzantine, Roman law during the foundation of the Modern Greek State in the nineteenth century.

Dr. Doxiadis also chaired a panel at the annual conference of the American Historical Association in New York, and at the annual conference of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Doxiadis also served on the award committee for the 2015 Edmund Keely Book Prize of the Modern Greek Studies Association. Two book chapters also appeared this year and several others are in advanced stages of the review process.

Also in 2014, Dr. Doxiadis continued his research into nineteenth-century Greek women and the courts for a proposed monograph. Also in the works is a book project on changing attitudes to Greek Jewish communities from the formation of the Modern Greek state to the Second World War.