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Faidra Papavasiliou

Sr. Lecturer    Senior Lecturer    
Education

Ph.D. Anthropology, Emory University, 2008
M.A. Anthropology, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2000
B.A. Anthropology, University of Texas at San Antonio, 1998

Biography

Faidra Papavasiliou is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Anthropology, and a member of the executive committee of the Center for Hellenic Studies at GSU. She earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Emory University in 2008, concentrating on community currencies and alternative economic mobilization. Her current research and teaching interests focus on alternative social and economic mobilization, agriculture and food in the U.S. and Greece. Her S-SARE funded project examines food hubs, novel efforts to aggregate local, sustainably produced food for larger markets, and the place and effect of aggregation on the local food system in the Southwestern US. For the past several years she has also been tracing the emergence of activism around traditional agricultural varieties and seed sharing as a form solidarity mobilization in Greece.

 

Publications

Papavasiliou, Faidra and Carrie Furman. 2016. A Case for Domestic Field Schools: Integrating Ethnographic Teaching and Research in the Study of Sustainable Food Systems in Georgia. General Anthropology 23(2) 1-5.

Papavasiliou, Faidra.  2015.  Seed Exchange Networks. In “Food Issues,” Ken Albala ed.  Sage.

Papavasiliou, Faidra.  2015.  Barter and the Informal Economy.  In “Food Issues,” Ken Albala ed.  Sage.

Margomenou, Despina and Faidra Papavasiliou.  2013. Times of Crisis and Seeds of New Intimacies on a Northern Aegean Island: Activism, Alternative Exchange Networks and Re-Imagined Communities.  Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 13(3) 523-529.