University of Crete
Department of Sociology
74100 Rethymno Greece
E-mail: elfou at uoc.gr
- B.A. in History, Department of History and Archaeology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (1981)
- M.A. (D.E.A.) in History, University Paris 7 (1984)
- Ph.D. (Nouveau Doctorat) in History, University Paris 7 (1992)
- 1995-1999: affiliated to the University of Crete, Department of Sociology, on a contractual basis for the teaching of Social History
- 1999-2013: Assistant Professor in Modern Social History, Department of Sociology, University of Crete
- 2013 and onwards: Associate Professor in Modern Social History, Department of Sociology, University of Crete
- 2009 and onwards: Member of the group of Editors of Aspasia – The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern and South Eastern European Women’s and Gender History, Berghahn Books, New York – Oxford. https://www.berghahnjournals.com/view/journals/aspasia/aspasia-overview.xml?tab_body=Editorial%20Board
- Women’s and gender history
- Social history of education – Education and the construction of gender difference
- History of women’s collective action – History of the gendered formation of the public sphere and of citizenship
- Social history of physical education, sport and bodily culture
- Society and Sport in Greece: Sociological and Historical Perspectives [Co-editor and co-author of the “Introduction” with Yiannis Zaimakis], Alexandria Publications: Athens 2015 (367 p.) (in Greek)
- Gender in History: Historiographical Accounts and Case Studies, [Co-editor and co-author of the “Introduction” with Glafki Gotsi and Androniki Dialeti], Asini: Athens 2015 (373 p.) (in Greek)
- “Constructing the ‘Hellenic-worthy’ body: Gender and class meanings of physical exercise and national identity on the occasion of the 1896 Athens Olympics”, in G. Gotsi / A. Dialeti / E. Fournaraki (eds), Gender in History: Historiographical Accounts and Case Studies, Asini: Athens 2015, pp. 303-338 (in Greek)
- “Gendered conceptualizations of citizenship in 19th century Greece”, in E. Papataxiarchis (ed.), The Politics of Everyday Life: Border, Body and Citizenship, Alexandria Publications: Athens 2014, pp. 395-418 (in Greek).
- “Three Decades of Women’s History in Greece: An Account”, Aspasia – The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern and South Eastern European Women’s and Gender History, v. 7 (2013), pp. 162-173 [together with Y. Yannitsiotis)
- Sport, Bodily Culture and Classical Antiquity in Modern Greece (co-editor: Zinon Papakonstantinou), Routledge: London / New York 2011, [reproduction of the special issue / annual historical review of The International Journal of the History of Sport, 27/12, August 2010]
- “Bodies that Differ: Mid- and Upper-Class Women and the Quest for ‘Greekness’ in Female Bodily Culture (1896-1940)’, in Eleni Fournaraki – Zinon Papakonstantinou (eds), Sport, Bodily Culture and Classical Antiquity in Modern Greece, Routledge: London / New York 2011, pp. 49-85.
- «Genre et éducation physique en Grèce du XIXe siècle : aspects idéologiques d’un nouveau champ pédagogique (1850-1900)», Etudes Balkaniques – Cahiers Pierre Belon 11 (2004), pp. 93-124.
- “The Olympism of the Ladies: The International Olympic Events in Greece (1896, 1906) and the Ladies’ Journal”, in Christina Koulouri (ed.), Athens, Olympic City, 1896-1906, Athens: International Olympic Academy, 2004, pp. 333-376.