Doctor Margarite Poulos

Doctor Margarite Poulos

LECTURER IN MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY,
Arts (SoHCA)

Biography

Margarite Poulos joined the History group at UWS in 2012. She received her PhD in History from the University of Sydney in 2003, for which she was awarded the Gutenberg dissertation Prize by the American Historical Association. After an extended sojourn in Europe, she joined the Department of History at the University of Sydney (2007-2012) as ARC Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a project examining gender politics within the student movement during the Colonel’s dictatorship (1967-1974). Her first book Arms and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist Identity was published by Columbia University Press in 2010. She is the Co-ordinator of the History@UWS Europe Lectures and the Europe Forum series. 

Recent Articles

‘So that Life May Triumph’[i]: Communist Feminism and Realpolitik in Civil-War Greece’, Journal of Women’s History, forthcoming.

‘Transnational militancy in Cold War Europe: The Women’s International Democratic Federation during the Greek Civil War’, Contemporary European History, forthcoming.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Poulos.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Sydney
  • MA University of Sydney
  • BEd University of Sydney

Professional Memberships

  • WIG blog/ Women, Internationalism, and Gender (2015 - 2015)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Arts (SoHCA)

Contact

Email: M.Poulos@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9772 6473
Mobile:
Location: 7.G.07
Bankstown
Website:

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 102000 Modern European History and Politics, 2015

Publications

Books

  • Poulos, M. (2009), 'Arms and and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek feminist Identity', : Columbia University Press 9780231135542.

Journal Articles

  • Poulos, M. (2016), '[In Press] Transnational militancy in Cold-War Europe : gender, human rights, and the WIDF during the Greek Civil War ', European Review of History, .
  • Poulos, M. (2010), 'Arms and the woman : why western democracies cannot continue to exclude women from combat', Harvard International Review, .

Research

Research in Progress

Post-war internationalism - a specific focus on the involvement of the leftist Women’s International Democratic Federation (WIDF) in the Greek Civil War; the WIDF campaign for communist human rights in Greece at the UN.

Biography and historiography: Chryssa Hatzivasilou, member of the Politburo, Central Committee of the Greek Communist Party (1945-1951). Reflections on shifting Party evaluations of Hatzivasiliou’s legacy and contribution based on obituary pieces and remembrance speeches spanning two decades.

Syphilis as moral punishment: A project examining state discourse and policy on prostitution and syphilis in post-Civil War Greece following the communist defeat.

Recent Articles

‘So that Life May Triumph’[i]: 'Communist Feminism and Realpolitik in Civil-War Greece’, Journal of Women’s History, forthcoming.

‘Transnational militancy in Cold War Europe: The Women’s International Democratic Federation during the Greek Civil War’, Contemporary European History, forthcoming.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Poulos.

Current Projects

Title: Contemporary European Citizenship Politics Conference
Years: 2016-07-01 - 2016-07-31
ID: P00023537
Western Researchers: Simon Burrows and Margarite Poulos
Funding:
  • Embassy of France

Media

Title: AFR Interview about Greek crisis and Finance Minister
Description: Poulos discusses the Greek negotiations, her relationship with Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, game theory and barramundi
Title: Europe Forum: Integration and Identity
Description: European Integration and the Challenge of National Identity
Title: Europe Lecture Series
Description: History@UWS hosts the annual lecture where leading scholars and intellectuals talk contemporary Europe and share their ideas with the community
Title: Varoufakis gives UWS inaugural Europe Lecture
Description: Athens Professor of Economics Yanis Varoufakis gives the UWS inaugural Europe lecture in 2013
Title: Arms and the Woman
Description: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist Identity

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