Michail Zontos holds a BA in International and European Studies from the University of Piraeus (2006) and an MA in International Relations and Strategic Studies from the Panteion University of Political and Social Science (thesis title: Grand Strategy of Napoleon Bonaparte, 2009).In 2010 he arrived in the Netherlands in order to attend the MA in American Studies program at Utrecht University, from which he graduated in 2011 with cum laude. His thesis, entitled Jeffersonian Republicanism and Hamiltonian Federalism in the Progressive Era: Herbert Croly and the Struggle for Ideology, was candidate for the Theodore Roosevelt American History Awards 2012 offered by the Roosevelt Study Center. Since 2011 he is working on his PhD dissertation entitled American Perceptions of Europe in the Intellectual Arsenal of the Progressive Era: A Study Case of Frederick Jackson Turner, Charles A. Beard, Herbert Croly and Edward A. Ross (working title). His academic interests lie in the field of American Studies with an emphasis on American ideology, historiography, international relations and politics.
In 2010, Mr. Zontos received a scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece, after succeeding in competitive national level exams, in order to pursue his studies in the Netherlands.