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Akladios, Michael

History
York University


I am a doctoral candidate in the department of History at York University. After receiving a specialized honours B.A and an M.A from York University, I began the PhD. program under the supervision of Professor Roberto Perin. My thesis is a study of Coptic Orthodox immigration to Toronto, Montreal, and New York. I seek to uncover the relationship between the post-Second World War ecumenical movement and the social integration of Middle Eastern Christian immigrants across distinct geographies. My major research fields are Canadian History, Immigration and Ethnicity, and Social History. I am a teaching assistant at Glendon College and founder of the Coptic Canadian History Project (CCHP). The CCHP is a digital archive and community outreach non-profit organization affiliated with the Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections at York University.

DISCIPLINE
History
SUB AREAS
Ethnic Groups   
19th-21st Centuries   
Middle East/Near East Studies   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Egypt   
North America   
SPECIALTIES
Canadian History, North American Immigration and E   
LANGUAGES
English (Advanced)   
Arabic (Native)   
French (Elementary)   
EDUCATION
MA2014HistoryYork University
BA2013HistoryYork University
ABSTRACTS ACCEPTED AT MESA MEETINGS SINCE 2009
The Stigma of 'Arab-ness:' Coptic Immigrants' Self-Orientalism in Toronto, 1954-1981 (2017)   
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Michael Akladios