This past summer, Hellenic Studies at SFU and the wider university community received with great sadness news of Professor André Gerolymatos' passing. As founding director of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies, friend and colleague André will be missed by those who worked and studied with him.
Dr. Gerolymatos studied Classics at Loyola College (Dipl.), Concordia University (BA), and McGill University (MA), before switching to History for his PhD, also at McGill, where he researched British Intelligence and Guerilla Warfare Operations during the Second World War in Greece (1941-1944). He taught at Dawson College and McGill University before joining the History Department at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in 1996 as the inaugural holder of the Hellenic Canadian Congress of British Columbia Chair in Hellenic Studies.
Dr. Gerolymatos was an acknowledged expert on Greek history and international relations and his many books include: Red Acropolis, Black Terror: The Greek Civil War and the Origins of Soviet-American Rivalry, 1943-1949, and more recently, The British and the Greek Resistance, 1936-1944; Spies, Saboteurs, and Partisans from Lexi...read more
In recognition of the Dr. Gerolymatos’ dedication to the study of Greece and Hellenism, friends and colleagues have established a memorial fund to support his legacy in Hellenic Studies at Simon Fraser University. The fund will support Dr. Gerolymatos’ vision of Hellenic Studies as a broader, interdisciplinary project covering the study of Greece, from antiquity to the modern age.