September 23, 2013
In Greece, 'Academic Hostages' Wait Years for Jobs
Photographs by Myrto Papadopoulos, Redux, for The Chronicle
In the office of Greece's education minister hangs a list of nearly 800 "academic hostages." It's not public, but anybody unlucky enough to fall into this category—the name was coined by some of the captive scholars themselves—may inquire as to where they stand on it.
Chara Karagiannopoulou is hostage No. 352.
That is how she introduces herself to a Chronicle reporter at Zonar's, an art-deco cafe in downtown Athens. She's been