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Greek American Studies: Guide

to provide library resources and tools of interest to Greek Americans and those studying in this area

Did you know that March is Greek American Heritage Month?  To support the celebration, we are featuring several exemplary ebooks and streaming videos available via the Benjamin S. Rosenthal online library.  Greek American scholars and students study the complexities of Greek immigrant assimilation within American ethnic identity.   Currently over 2.5 million Americans are of Greek descent. One in seven speak Greek at home. Greek Americans have the highest concentrations in  New York City, Boston, and Chicago.  Greek-Americans strive to preserve their culture, religion and language.  New York has the highest concentration of Greek Americans and Queens College the most of any college at 1500!    

Queens College offers courses on Byzantine and Modern Greek topics, through the Center for Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies and the European Language and Literature's Modern Greek department. 


Getting started with this guide

The Library has a growing collection of books, films, and more in Greek American studies!

For help with finding more resources like these please contact me.


Ask any research librarian available for help through our Ask Us research service!

Get started by reading this 2004 article on The Now and Future Greek America by Dan Georgakas, then Director of the Greek American Studies Project of the Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at Queens College, CUNY.

Those interested in Greek American identity in the media will enjoy this essay, The Greek American Image in American Cinema also by Dan Georgakas.  He examines the portrayal of Greeks and Greek Americans in a filmography of  over 100 films.

Queens College is home to the Hellenic-American Oral History, Greek American Project!  Learn about this project led by QC Sociology professor, Dr. Nicolas Alexiou, of oral histories and census data documenting the Greek American presence in the United States.  With related links to The Modern Greek Studies Association portal,  an interview with Prof Alexiou and more!



Books continued

Feature Films

Journals & Magazines

Greek-American Review, 2001-2006, in Greek and English , is indexed and full text in Ethnic News Watch

National magazine of Greek American cultural and social interests.  Begun in 1991, a fuller run of the publication, with limited searching,  is available via this link


Journal of Modern Greek Studies, "Praised as "a magnificent scholarly journal" by Choice magazine, the only scholarly periodical to focus exclusively on modern Greece. The Journal publishes critical analyses of Greek social, cultural, and political affairs, covering the period from the late Byzantine Empire to the present," is indexed and full text in Project Muse

Greek Newspapers in English and Media & Publishing Outlets

Greek Cooking

Greek food is considered among the finest and most delicious in the world.  It is healthy too, with an emphasis on simple fresh ingredients.