Kekridis Stathis

Stathis Kekridis was born in Kavala, where he completed his elementary and high school studies. In 1960 he received his degree from the Theological Faculty of the University of Athens. In 1966 he was appointed to Secondary Education, where he served for twenty-five years as a teacher, high school principal and school counselor. In 1989 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of the University of Thessaloniki (Department of Social Theology).
In 1991 he was elected a Lecturer at the Democritus University of Thrace / Department of History - Ethnology, with the subject "Spiritual life and culture of the Balkan peoples during the Turkish rule". In 1997, as part of an educational leave, he carried out post-doctoral research in archives (State, of the Academy of Sciences and of the Institute of Balkan Studies in Sofia) and libraries (National "Kyril-Methodios", Institute of Balkan Studies and Ecclesiastical Academy) of Bulgaria. In 1999 he was elected Assistant Professor in the History of Ethnology department of the D.P. Thrace where he taught "History of the Balkan Peoples" and "History of the Islamic World".
In 2002, he was elected Associate Professor in the department of Language, Philology and Culture of the Near Eastern countries of the same University, for the academic subject "Culture of the Near Eastern peoples in the modern and modern era".
He has written, in Greek, English and Serbian, more than sixty scientific studies, participated in many Greek and international conferences, while taking part in research programs as a member of a research group and as a scientific supervisor.