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Barbara Syrrakos



Division of Humanities and the Arts




NAC 5/137

p: 212-650-7384


  • Profile

    Barbara Syrrakos teaches courses in Modern Europe, food and farming, and world civilizations. She specializes in European union and agricultural systems.   She was a Fulbright scholar in residence in Brussels to research agricultural policy and democratic practices in the EU, drawing on her training in history and political science and her background in journalism.   She mentors students to participate in model EU simulations, and she is currently working on a manuscript dealing with farmers, policy formation, and theories of deliberation.

  • Education

    B.A., M.A., Univ. Wisconson, Milwaukee

    Certificate in Modern Greek Studies, The Balkan Institute (Thessaloniki, Greece)

    M.A., Ph.D., The New School for Social Research

  • Courses Taught

    • European Union
    • Food and Farming
    • Honors World Civilization
    • Modern Europe
    • Freshman Inquiry Writing Seminar
  • Publications


    •  “An Uncommon Policy: Theoretical and Empirical Notes on Elite Decision-Making during the 2003 CAP Reform” in Swinnen, Johan (ed.) The Perfect Storm: The Political Economy of the Fischler Reforms. Brussels: Center for European Policy Studies, 2008.
    • Encyclopedia articles “Men,” “Junta,” “Kafeneion,” and “Constantine Karamanlis,” in Speake, Graham (ed.): Encyclopedia of Greece and The Hellenic Tradition. London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2000.
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