As Greece emerges from its debt crisis and the pandemic, and assumes greater leadership in its region, Stavros Niarchos Foundation fellow Steven Tagle is exploring how the geopolitics, history and culture of Greek border zones shape the story of the nation and the future of the Eastern Mediterranean, Balkans and Europe. Steven previously served as speechwriter for US Embassy in Athens and has worked in Greece including for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation-funded New Agriculture for a New Generation program, Anatolia College and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He was the recipient of an Asian American Writers’ Workshop Margins Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship to Greece and a Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Originally from Yorba Linda, California, he is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Massachusetts MFA for Poets and Writers.
Dispatches from Steven Tagle
How two Greek islands came to lead the world’s shipping industryFor Chios and Oinousses, sea trade became the Greek version of the American dream.
On the Greek island of Chios, a historic neighborhood in picturesFertile Kampos, where wealthy merchants once spent their summers, is seeking new life.
Mastic producers in Greece innovate as climate change threatens harvestOn the island of Chios, villagers have produced a rare, healthful resin for centuries.