Vasilis Molos, Assistant Professor of History, Arts and Humanities, NYUAD

Vasilis W. Molos

Assistant Professor of History, Arts and Humanities

Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi


B.A. University of Toronto; M.A. York University; Ph.D. New York University

Vasilis Molos’ research explores the interplay of ideas, events, and identities in southeastern Europe from the latter part of the eighteenth century to the present.  His work examines such topics as the origins of Greek nationalism, the transmission of Enlightenment ideas into the Greek world, and Catherine the Great’s Mediterranean project.  

Molos’ current research project examines how ‘Greekness’ was being reimagined within the Greek diaspora between 1750 and 1832.  Additionally, he is conducting research on the various ways in which Greek history has been used to narrate the country’s current economic crisis.  Prior to coming to NYU Abu Dhabi, he taught at NYU and Fordham University.