Harris Mylonas joined the Political Science department at George Washington University as an Assistant Professor in 2009. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale University, his MA in Political Science from the University of Chicago, and completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Athens, Greece. In 2008-2009 and 2011-2012 academic years he was an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies.
He is the author of The Politics of Nation-Building: Making Co-Nationals, Refugees, and Minorities (Cambridge University Press, 2012), for which he won the 2014 European Studies Book Award by the Council for European Studies which honors the best first book on any subject in European Studies published within a two-year period as well as The Peter Katzenstein Book Prize for the best first book on International Relations, Comparative Politics, or Political Economy in 2013.
His research focuses on the processes of nation- and state-building, the politicization of cultural differences, and diaspora management policies. His work has been published in Perspectives on Politics, Security Studies, Comparative Political Studies, Ethnopolitics, European Journal of Political Research, and various edited volumes. He is associate editor of Nationalities Papers and Vice President of the Association for the Study of Nationalities. He is originally from Thessaloniki, Greece.