Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. Eugenia Georges

Professor and Chair

Rice University

Department of Anthropology


PhD, Columbia University, 1985, Anthropology

Principal Publications

Re-visiting Sex and Gender in Contemporary Greek Ethnography. Special Issue of The Journal of Mediterranean Studies, 19(1), 2010, Guest editor with Chrisy Moutsatsos.

"Guiding Pregnancy: Expert Advice and the Modern Greek Mother. " The Journal of Mediterranean Studies, 18 (2), 2010.

Bodies of Knowledge: the Medicalization of Reproduction in Greece, Vanderbilt University Press, 2008.

"An Intervention Just Like Any Other": Changing Meanings of the Caesarean in Contemporary Greece." In Venetia Kantsa, ed. Motherhood in the Forefront: Recent Research in Greek Ethnography, (in Greek).

"Reading Pregnancy in Greece: the Rhetorical Production of Maternal and Fetal Selves." In Akis Papataxiarchis, ed. Rethinking the Political in Greek Ethnography, in press (in Greek).

"Compatible Contradictions: Religion and the Naturalization of Assisted Reproduction". In B. Andrew Lustig, Baruch Brody, and Gerald P. McKenny, eds., Altering Nature Volume II: Religion, Biotechnology and Public Policy. With C. Traina, M. Inhorn, S. Kahn, and M. Ryan, pp. 15-86, Cambridge University Press, 2008.

"Greeks". In C. Ember and M. Ember, eds. The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology, Vol. 2 Cultures, pp. 681-88. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.

"Baby Talk: The Rhetorical Production of Maternal and Fetus Selves." With Lisa Mitchell. In M. Lay, L. Gurak, C. Gravon and C. Myntti, eds. Body Talk: Rhetoric, Technology, Reproduction, pp. 184-206. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2000.

"Cross-Cultural Cyborgs: Greek and Canadian Women's Discourses on Fetal Ultrasound." With Lisa Mitchell. Feminist Studies 23(2):373-401, 1997.

"Fetal Ultrasound Imaging and the Production of Authoritative Knowledge in Greece." Medical Anthropology Quarterly 10(2):157-175, 1996.

"Abortion Policy and Practice in Greece." Social Science and Medicine, 42(4):509-519, 1996.

Dept. of Anthropology – MS 20
Rice University
6100 Main Street
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77005


Areas of Specialization

Medical anthropology

Pregnancy and childbirth

Gender and new reproductive technologies

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies


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