Division of Humanities and the ArtsDepartment
Professor Syrrakos teaches courses in world civilizations and modern Europe. Her research focuses on the intellectual underpinnings of the European Union and the historical processes that have led to its creation. She was a Fulbright scholar in residence in Brussels to research agricultural policy and democratic practices in the EU, drawing on her training in history and political science and her background in journalism. She has lived in and traveled Greece for over twenty years and has presented her work at the London School of Economics and other venues. She is now working on revising parts of her dissertation dealing with farmers, policy formation, and theories of deliberation for publication.
B.A., M.A., Univ. Wisconson, Milwaukee
M.A., The New School for Social Research
- World Civilization 10100 and 10200
- Modern Europe
- “An Uncommon Policy: Theoretical and Empirical Notes on Elite Decision-Making during the 2003 CAP Reform” in Swinnen, Johan (ed.) The Perfect Storm: The Political Economy of the Fischler Reforms. Brussels: Center for European Policy Studies, 2008.
- Encyclopedia articles “Men,” “Junta,” “Kafeneion,” and “Constantine Karamanlis,” in Speake, Graham (ed.): Encyclopedia of Greece and The Hellenic Tradition. London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2000.