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GW classes canceled; administrative and academic offices closed on March 21

04:27am, Wednesday, March 21, 2018

GW classes are canceled, administrative and academic offices are closed, and activities and events will not take place on Wednesday, March 21 at all of our Washington metropolitan area campuses and locations because of inclement weather.

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photo: Harris Mylonas

Harris Mylonas

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Address: Monroe Hall
2115 G Street
Washington, District Of Columbia

Areas of Expertise

Nationalism; Nation- and State-building; Diaspora management policies; European integration; The Balkans

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Harris Mylonas is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the George Washington University. After completing his Ph.D. in political science at Yale University in 2008, Mylonas was an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies (2008-09 and 2011-12). He is associate editor of Nationalities Papers and Vice President of the Association for the Study of Nationalities.

He is currently working on a book project — tentatively entitled "The Strategic Logic of Diaspora Management" — analyzing why some states develop policies to cultivate links with and/or to attract back some of their co-ethnics abroad but not others.


Ph.D., Yale University


 Harris Mylonas and Marko Žilović. 2017. “Foreign Policy Priorities and Ethnic Return Migration Policies: Group-Level Variation in Greece and Serbia,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Harris Mylonas. 2017. “Greece,” European Journal of Political Research, Political Data Yearbook, Vol. 56, Issue 1, pp. 115–22.

Harris Mylonas and Nadav Shelef. 2017. “Methodological Challenges in the Study of Stateless Nationalist Territorial Claims,” Territory, Politics, Governance, Volume 5, Issue 2: 145- 157.

Alexandra Délano Alonso and Harris Mylonas. 2017. “The Microfoundations of Diaspora Politics: Unpacking the State and Disaggregating the Diaspora,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Harris Mylonas. 2016. "Greece," European Journal of Political Research, Political Data Yearbook, Vol. 55, Issue 1, pp. 113-123.

Akis Georgakellos and Harris Mylonas. November 16, 2016. "Between Trump and the Troika: Greece After the U.S. Election," Foreign Affairs Snapshot.

Keith Darden and Harris Mylonas. 2016. “Threats to Territorial Integrity, National Mass Schooling, and Linguistic Commonality,” Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 49, No. 11: 1446-1479.

Harris Mylonas. The Politics of Nation-Building: Making Co-Nationals, Refugees, and Minorities (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Harris Mylonas and Nadav Shelef. 2014. “Which Land is Our Land? Domestic Politics and Change in the Territorial Claims of Stateless Nationalist Movements,” Security Studies, Vol. 23, Issue 4, 754-786.

Harris Mylonas. 2014. "Democratic Politics in Times of Austerity: The Limits of Forced Reform in Greece," Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 12, No. 2 (June): 435-443.

Enze Han and Harris Mylonas. 2014. “Interstate Relations, Perceptions, And Power Balance: Explaining China’s Policies Toward Ethnic Groups, 1949-1965,” Security Studies, Vol. 23, Issue 1, 148-181.

Keith Darden and Harris Mylonas. 2012. “The Promethean Dilemma: Third-Party State-building in Occupied Territories,” Ethnopolitics, Issue 1, March, pp. 85-93. 

Harris Mylonas. 2017. "Nation-building," Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations. Ed. Patrick james. New York: Oxford University Press.

Classes Taught

PSC 2332 European Integration (for undergraduates)

PSC 2338 Nationalism (for undergraduates)

PSC 6362 Nation Building in the Balkans (for M.A. students)

PSC 8104 Qualitative Research Methods (for doctoral students)

PSC 8388 Nationalism and Nation-Building (for doctoral students)