Yannis Yannitsiotis was born in 1966. He studied History at the University of Athens and he pursued post-graduate studies (DEA) at the University of Pantheon-Sorbonne I in social and economic history of Europe (19th-20th centuries). He received his PhD form the University of Athens in 2001. His doctoral thesis is entitled: The social history of Piraeus. The making of the middle class, 1866-1909. His research interests concern the social and cultural history of urban space during the 19th and 20th, gender history, history of work and cultural memory of the 20th century.