Dimitris Krallis

Professor, Director (SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies)
Global Humanities

Areas of interest

Byzantine studies; social, political, economic, and intellectual history; and modern reception of Byzantium.


  • PhD, History, University of Michigan
  • MPhil, Byzantine Studies, University of Oxford
  • BA, Political Science, University of Athens


Dimitris Krallis was born in Athens where he lived during his childhood, teenage, and college years. At the University of Athens, he studied political theory and, inspired by his professors of history, decided to risk all by applying for a graduate degree in Byzantine Studies. This took him to the University of Oxford where he studied Byzantine social and political history. After an interruption of four years dedicated to military service and to teaching at the American College of Greece in Athens, he moved to the US and the University of Michigan for his doctorate. Upon graduation, he joined the faculty at Simon Fraser University, where he teaches at the Department of Global Humanities and directs the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies.