Stratos Dordanas was born on September 2, 1968, in the city of Stuttgart, Germany. He has participated in numerous academic conferences in Greece and abroad, as well as in graduate seminars and symposia. Since 2013: Assistant Professor in History, Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki), Greece. His interests are focused in the study of relations between Germany and the Balkan countries (19th-20th century), as well as on questions regarding the history of the Greek Macedonian region. He specializes in the political-diplomatic and social history, in the study of military and civil conflicts, and in the two world wars. Indicative Academic Publications: Stratos Dordanas, Vaios Kalogrias (ed.), The German Empire and the Balkan Wars, Thessaloniki: Society for Macedonian Studies/Kiriakidis, 2012. Stratos Dordanas, Vaios Kalogrias (ed.), The German Empire and the Macedonian Question, Thessaloniki: Society for Macedonian Studies/Kiriakidis, 2013. Stratos Dordanas, The German uniform in mothballs. The survival of collaborationism in Macedonia, 1945-1974, Athens: Estia, 2011. The Blood of the Innocent: Reprisals by the German Occupation Authorities in Macedonia, 1941-1944, Athens: Estia, 2007. Greeks against Greeks: the World of the Security Battalions in Occupied Thessaloniki, 1941-1944, Thessaloniki: Epikentro, 2005. Stratos Dordanas, Iakovos Michailidis & Kostas Fotiadis, Innocent victims in Vermio: Pirgoi and Vermio during the occupied period, 1941-1944, Thessaloniki: Kiriakidis/Municipality of Vermio, 2010.