Haris Mylonas


Harris Mylonas is Associate Professor at George Washington University’s Political Science Department, editor-in-chief of the Nationalities Papers, and Vice President of the Association for the Study of Nationalities. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Athens. He continued his studies in the USA with a scholarship from the Fulbright Foundation and received M.A. Political Science from the University of Chicago in 2003 and Ph.D. of Political Science from Yale University in 2008. In the same year he was selected as Harvard Academy of Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies at Harvard University. He was also Deputy Dean for Research at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs (2017-18). His research interests focus on the formation of nation-states and national identities. He has published in scientific journals Perspectives on Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Security Studies, European Journal of Political Research, Social Science Quarterly, Nationalities Papers, Ethnopolitics, and various collections. In 2016 he published the book Building the Nation: Overseas, Refugees, Minorities (Epicenter). The English version of the book, The Politics of Nation-Building: Making Co-Nationals, Refugees, and Minorities, was published in 2012 by Cambridge University Press and was awarded the European Studies Book Award by the Council for European Award of the Council for European Studies 2014, as well as the Peter Katzenstein Book Prize in 2013 by Cornell University. In recent years, it has been investigating state policies on the treatment of displaced communities from countries of origin. His views have been hosted by the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Newsweek Japan, CNN.com, Hürriyet, Kathimerini, Eleftherotypia and other newspapers. The documentary Looking for Andreas: Political Leadership in Crisis Period is his first film and participated in the 20th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.