Anna Sydorenko studied Political Science at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She completed her Ph.D thesis at the Ionian University entitled: “The economic development of the Crimean port-cities, second half of the 19th, beginning of the 20th century. Evpatoria, Sebastopol, Theodosia”. She has received a three-year scholarship 2013-2015 in the research project: THALIS, "The Black Sea and its port-cities, 1774-1914. Development, convergence and linkages with the global economy", (http://blacksea.gr/), financed by the Greek National Strategic Reference Framework, the E.U. and the Greek Ministry of Education. From 2008 till 2010, she participated in the research project “Economic and Social Development of the Azov Port-Cities and the Greeks in the Long 19th century” under the supervision of Professor Gelina Harlaftis and Research Director of the Institute for Historical Research/National Hellenic Research Foundation Evridiki Sifneos. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the project “Seafaring Lives in Transition. Mediterranean Maritime Labour and Shipping during Globalization, 1850s-1920s’”, (European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant 2016, project coordinator Apostolos Delis), in the Institute for Mediterranean Studies of the Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (FORTH). Her research interests lie in the maritime economic and social history, port history and the Greek diaspora.
Apostolos Delis, Jordi Ibarz, Anna Sydorenko, and Matteo Barbano, Mediterranean Seafarers in Transition. Maritime Labour, Communities, Shipping and the Challenge of Industrialization 1850s — 1920s, Brill's Studies in Maritime History, volume 11, Brill, Leiden 2022
Anna Sydorenko, “Crimean port-cities on a race of export grain trade: infrastructure, external trade and shipping. Evpatoria, Sevastopol, Theodosia (second half of the 19th – beginning of the 20th century)”, in Evrydiki Sifneos†, Oksana Iurkova and Valentyna Shandra (eds), Port-Cities of the northern shore of the Black Sea: Institutional, Economic and Social Development, 18th – early 20th Centuries, Black Sea History Working Papers, volume 2, Rethymnon. (forthcoming, 2021).
Anna Sydorenko, “The Creation of the main export port of Crimea: Port policy, Traffic, Infrastructure in the Port of Theodosia, 1895-1913” in K. Galani, A. Papadopoulou (eds), Greek Maritime History. From the Periphery to the Centre, Brill Series in Maritime Studies, Leiden, 2021
Anna Sydorenko, “The Crimean port-cities: port-hinterland connections. The dynamics of change (19th – beginning of the 20th century)”, International Journal of Maritime History, 33/1, 668-89, August, 2021
Gelina Harlaftis, Victoria Konstantinova, Igor Lyman, Anna Sydorenko and Eka Tchkoidze (eds), Between Grain and Oil from the Azov to Caucasus: The port-cities of the eastern coast of the Black Sea, late 18th – early 20th centuries, Black Sea History Working Papers, volume 3, Ρέθυμνο, 2020, www.blacksea.gr
Anna Sydorenko,“Controlling the straits: The development of the port of Kerch”, in Gelina Harlaftis, Victoria Konstantinova, Igor Lyman, Anna Sydorenko and Eka Tchkoidze (eds), Between grain and oil from the Azov to the Caucasus: the port-cities of the eastern coast of the Black Sea, late 18th – early 20th century, Black Sea History Working Papers, volume 3, Rethymnon, 2020