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Prof Theofanis G Stavrou

Department of History 1224 HellerH 271 19th Ave S


  • modern Greece
  • modern Balkan and Greek-Slavic relations
  • Eastern Orthodoxy
  • Modern Greek studies
  • religious history in modern Russia
  • Russian history
  • Russian and Ottoman empires


  • Greece Prepares for the Twenty-First Century. Stavrou, Theofanis, Dimitri Constas, Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
  • Russian Travelers to the Orthodox East from the Twelfth to the Twentieth Century. Stavrou, Theofanis, Peter Weisensel, Slavica Publishers, 1986.
  • Redefining Southeastern Europe: Political Challenges and Economic Opportunities. Stavrou, Theofanis, John Lampe, 1998.

Professional Activities

  • Founder and editor, Modern Greek Studies.


  • College of Liberal Arts Teaching Award, University of Minnesota, 1976
  • Hellenic Society of Translators of Literature Award
  • Morse Amoco/Alumni Teaching Award, University of Minnesota, 2000

Courses Taught

  • Hist 3637 - Modern Russia: From Peter the Great to the Present
  • Hist 3767 - Eastern Orthodoxy: History and Culture
  • Hist 5264 - Imperial Russia: Formation and Expansion of the Russian Empire in the 18th and 19th Centuries
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Featured Faculty

  • Jean O'Brien, 2014 Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award

    Jean O'Brien has been awarded this year's Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award. Jean O'Brien joins Erika Lee (2012) as the second historian to receive Sara Evans Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader Award. Congratulations, Jeani!

    August 31st, 2014
  • Ann Waltner, 2014 President's Award for Outstanding Service

    Congratulations to Ann Waltner, who is a 2014 recipient of the President's Award for Outstanding Service.

    May 1st, 2014
  • Giancarlo Casale, Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education

    Giancarlo Casale has been named winner of this year's Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education.

    The department's nomination recognized his success in the classroom, his integration of language study and study abroad, his activity as a public intellectual, and his service as DUS.

    Each year since 1965, the University of Minnesota has recognized a select group of faculty members for their outstanding contributions to undergraduate education. This honor is awarded to exceptional candidates nominated by colleges in their quest to identify excellence in undergraduate education.

    Congratulations, Giancarlo!

    April 1st, 2014

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