BRIDGE has been thought of as an open access, horizontally-run website (meaning that there is no leadership, just an administrator) that hopes to bring center stage the question of diaspora as it pertains to Greece, and in its many and manifold historicities, expressions, contingencies, and challenges. It is not limited to the Greek American diaspora, neither is it limited temporally or chronologically, but rather it opens the study of diasporic temporality to include antiquity and diasporic spatiality to include the Greek experience globally, from Australia to Antarctica, from Latin America to Africa, from Europe to the East. We are particularly interested in looking at diasporas that have fallen off the margins, experiences that have eluded the dominant and celebratory narrative that has thus far informed most analyses of Greek diasporic moves. We are paying particular attention to reflections and approaches that consider a wider and broader understanding of diaspora that includes forced exchanges and movements of populations, such as the political refugees of the post- civil war era, the politico-economic migrations of the 1950s, the émigrés of the junta, the forgotten ethnic refugees of Northern Greece.

vol.1, oct 2017

ERGON
EXPLORING GREEK/AMERICAN ARTS AND LETTERS, POLITICS AND CULTURE
 
This online magazine will feature the work (έργον) of poets, photographers, public intellectuals, musicians, critics, scholars, journalists, essayists, filmmakers, novelists, activists, translators, and women and men of letters. It fosters conversation among those deeply engaged in the production of new ideas, images, and meanings in the broader field that we designate Greek/American...

vol.1, july 2017

Axel Sotiris Walldén
TOWARDS AN ATHENS-SKOPJE THAW?
 
The basis for a reasonable solution with Greece exists
Democrats in Europe can only rejoice when the rising wave of primitive nationalism and authoritarianism is arrested in one of our countries. I sincerely hope this will also lead to a break-through in the European course of Macedonia and to a solution of the absurd conflict with Greece...

vol.1, june 2017

George T. Karnezis
The Parthenon, The Elgin Marbles: A Personal Reminiscence
For me, growing up Greek-American meant, among other things, that there was a place called "the old country," sometimes called the patrida, the birthplace of my Dad and of my Mom’s parents, and that all the clothing that my brother and two sisters had outgrown were to be saved for poor children living there. It also meant that the bedroom I shared with my brother got pretty cramped with the addition of that new single bed needed to accommodate a continuous stream of dad's brothers, our uncles and their sons, dad's nephews...

vol.1, march 2017

Zeese Papanikolas
Confessions of a Hyphenated Greek
The opposite side of the Greek chauvinist coin, which I also unfortunately carry a bit of, is that endemic Greek cynicism about my fellow Greeks, hyphenated or otherwise. Some crook with a Greek name gets his photo in the papers and I shrug – What did you expect? Then give that self-satisfied little chuckle, a bit defensive perhaps, common to us Greeks and Greek Americans when our prejudices about our fellow Greeks are confirmed...

vol.1, march 2017

How a half-Greek father taught his quarter-Greek daughter to speak Greek fairly fluently in the American Midwest
The Greek American reader will notice that this story contains no references to the local Greek American community...

 

vol.1, march 2017

Yiorgos Anagnostou
The Transformation of Greek America
Are we witnessing the end of Greek American identity? Scholars from several disciplines as well as the public outside the academy pose the question. The inquiry comes my way often. As someone who writes about Greek America, I am likely seen as an authority on the subject. Is there a future for this cultural identification? Will it disappear from the US multicultural landscape? Does it matter?

vol.1, march 2017

Leonidas Petrakis
Defending and Advancing Hellenic Values and Interests

The recent financial difficulties of Greece and Cyprus have exacerbated a bad situation. The invective in the German press demonizing the whole Greek nation at times has been picked up by US media and some politicians. Greeks have become an easy target for stereotyping and ridicule in popular American television programs. Being Greek is not “cool” anymore...

vol.1, february 2017

Yiorgos Anagnostou
Building Bridges, Probing Intersections

Bridge offers a platform for writers and readers to cross into a multifaceted terrain, that of “Greek America.” For the purpose of this writing, I refer to Greek America as a wide range of collectives, institutions, organizations, and individuals that cultivate and animate Greek expressions in connection with the United States...

vol.1, february 2017

Antonis Liakos
A forum for discussion on the world as a social laboratory

When Greece was hit by the crisis, it was a country that had changed a lot during the last decades without it having been able to assimilate and incorporate these changes. Caught up in the course of European unification, from being the metropolis of a great Greek diaspora, it became a country where immigrants entered in numbers or passed through, leading to unpredictable changes...

COVER IMAGE:
Yiayia Oakland, photo by ARC, 2011

Yiorgos Anagnostou
Whose Greek America?

It is necessary to understand how the Greek American media and public negotiate national, ethnic, and diaspora politics in the age of a Donald Trump presidency...

Zeese Papanikolas
Comments on Yiorgos Anagnostou
Greeks in this country no longer need to huddle behind the walls of Greek Town for protection, no longer need to bribe a cop to get justice or deliver a bottle of bootleg wine to a straw boss to get a job, or fawn over some ward heeler to get a hearing at City Hall...

Alexander Kitroeff
There Are Progressive Views of Greek America. Let Them Be Heard!
What we are lacking at present are the in print or on line vehicles through which we can debate those concepts that will move us away from ethno-religious parochialism in search for an America with greater equality and tolerance of the other...

advisory board


Anagnostou, Yiorgos
, The Ohio State University
 Kitroeff, Alexander, Haverford College
 Liakos, Antonis, University of Athens
Panourgiá, Neni, Columbia University
Papanikolas, Zeese 

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