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Lecture by Vassiliki Yiakoumaki: Notes on Colonialism

Vassiliki Yiakoumaki

Notes on Colonialism

Tuesday November 28th 2017, 15:00, Room B

Lecture within the framework of the course South: Space and non hegemonic paradigms of knowledge, Tutor: Iris Lykourioti



Vassiliki Yiakoumaki is Assistant Professor at the Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology of the University of Thessaly. She has received her PhD in cultural anthropology at the New School for Social Research, New York (2003). She has an MA in Mass Communications from the University of Leicester, UK (1993), and a BA from the University of Ioannina, School of Philosophy, Dept. of Philosophy-Education-Psychology (1989).

She has taught at Panteion University, Athens, and Columbia University, New York, and also has teaching experience at Harvard University and New York University.
She has conducted research for European-Union research programs, through the Universities of Crete, Macedonia, and the Agricultural University of Athens.

Her research interests focus on the anthropology of institutions, and particularly on issues pertaining to ethnic identities and politics of multiculturalism in Europe, and on European cultural policies. In this context, she has developed a particular research interest in the area of food and eating in connection to modern consumption.  Currently she is exploring, and teaches on, issues of jewish identity and culture in Greece and the rest of Europe.  Her research focuses on religion and the public sphere, and particularly ideas and practices of religiosity among contemporary Greeks.