Gelina Harlaftis, Director of the Institute of Mediterranean Studies of the Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) since 2017, is Professor of Maritime History in the Department of History of the Ionian University. She has graduated from the University of Athens and has completed her graduate studies in the Universities of Cambridge (M.Phil.) and Oxford (D.Phil.). She was President of the International Maritime Economic History Αssociation (2004-2008). In 2009 she was a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford University, and in 2008 an Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., International Visiting Scholar in the Business History Program, Harvard Business School. She was also visiting professor in Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada (1998) and Honorary Research Fellow in the Institute of Maritime Studies, Greenwich University in London (1999). Her research interests are in maritime history, economic and social history, business history, global history and diaspora history. She has published 25 books in English, Canadian and Greek publishing houses and more than 50 articles in edited volumes and international peer-reviewed journals.
Gelina Harlaftis, Creating Global Shipping: Aristotle Onassis, the Vagliano Brothers and the Business of Shipping, c.1820-1970, Cambridge University Press, 2019
Gelina Harlaftis, “Inter-Firm Credit in Maritime Europe. Greek-owned Shipping Business, 19th and 20th centuries” in Michel Lescure et Michael Moss (dir.), Aspects of Corporate Finance: Inter-Firm Lending. Explorations from a Modern European Perspective, Institut de la gestion publique et du développement économique, Comité pour l’histoire économique et financière de la France, Paris 2019 (in French and English), pp. 55-66
Gelina Harlaftis, “Shipping” in Teresa da Silva Lopes, Christina Lubinski and Heidi Tworek (eds), The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Global Business, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon / New York, NY, 2019
Gelina Harlaftis and Christos Tsakas, "The Role of Greek Shipowners in the Revival of Northern European Shipyards in the 1950s” in Niels P. Petersson, Stig Tenold, and Nicholas White (eds.), Shipping and Globalization in the Post-War Era. Contexts, Companies, Connections, Cham, Switzerland, Palgrave/Mcmillan, 2019, pp. 185-212
Sophia Laiou, Dionysis Tzakis and Gelina Harlaftis, “Νεοελληνική και Οθωμανική Iστορία στο Iόνιο Πανεπιστήμιο [Neohellenic and Ottoman History in Ionian University]” in Olga Katsiardi-Hering and Vaso Seirinidou (eds), Νεοελληνική Ιστορία και Οθωμανικές Σπουδές [Neohellenic History and Ottoman Studies]”, Dpt of History and Archaeology, University of Athens, Athens 2017, pp. 67-74