Modern Greek Studies Association

Prof. Loring M. Danforth

Charles A. Dana Professor of Anthropology Emeritus

Bates College
Department of Anthropology


Ph.D. 1978 Princeton University (Anthropology)
M.A. 1974 Princeton University (Anthropology)
B.A. 1971 Amherst College (Classics)

Principal Publications

Crossing the Kingdom: Portraits of Saudi Arabia. University of California Press. 2016.

Children of the Greek Civil War: Refugees and the Politics of Memory (with Riki Van Boeschoten). University of Chicago Press. 2012.

The Macedonian Conflict: Ethnic Nationalism in a Transnational World. Princeton University Press, 1995.

E Makedonike Diamache: O ethnikismos se enan uperethniko kosmo. Athens: Alexandreia, 1999.

Firewalking and Religious Healing: The Anastenaria of Greece and the American Firewalking Movement. Princeton University Press, 1989.

Ta Anastenaria tes Agias Elenis: pyrovasia kai threskeftiki therapeia. Athens: Plethron, 1995.

The Death Rituals of Rural Greece. Princeton University Press, 1982.

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Areas of Specialization

Nationalism and Ethnicity
Religion and Ritual

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies


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