Kalliopi Kefalas

My dissertation project concerns crime, violence, and policing in Crete from the Halepa Pact to the autonomous Cretan polity (1878-1913). Specifically, it examines violent crime as an interpersonal rather than as a solely interconfessional phenomenon and thus add a new social and cultural dimension to the study of violence in late Ottoman Crete, which thus far centers on its political context. Additionally, I study the interactions between the gendarmes on Crete and the population which is important for bridging together the social and political history of the island.

  • B.A. in History and Cognitive Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2011
  • M.A. in History, University of California, San Diego, 2015