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Faidra Papavasiliou

Sr. Lecturer    Principal Senior Lecturer    

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


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.



Furman, Carrie and Faidra Papavasiliou. 2018. Scale and Affect in the Local Food Movement. Food, Culture and Society.

Furman, Carrie, Julia Gaskin, Faidra Papavasiliou, Kate Munden-Dixon, Hilda Kurtz and Lurleen Walters. 2017. Food Hubs in Georgia: A Potential Market for Small and Mid-Scale Farms. UGA Extension Bulletin 1488. University of Georgia.

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.