Modern Greek Studies Association

Katerina Rozakou

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Panteion University of Social and Political Science


BA Social Anthropology and History, University of the Aegean - Greece, 1997

MA Anthropology of Art and Visual Culture, University College London - UK, 2000

PhD Anthropology, University of the Aegean - Greece, 2007

Principal Presentations and Publications

- Monograph in press (2018)

Out of “love” and “solidarity” to the refugees: An ethnography of volunteerism in Greece. Athens: Alexandria (in Greek).

- Edited volume

2013 (with E. Gara), Greek paradoxes: Civil society, patronage and violence. Athens: Alexandria (in Greek).

Articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters

2017 “Non–recording the “European refugee crisis” in Greece: Navigating through irregular bureaucracy.” Focaal 77: 36–49.

2016a “Socialities of solidarity: Revisiting the gift taboo in times of crises.” Social Anthropology 24(2): 185–199.

2016- “Crafting the volunteer: Voluntary association and the reformation of sociality.” Journal of Modern Greek Studies 34(1): 78–101.

2012 “The biopolitics of hospitality in Greece: Humanitarianism and the management of refugees.” American Ethnologist 39(3): 563–578.

2018 “Solidarians in the land of Xenios Zeus: Migrant deportability and the radicalisation of solidarity”. In D. Dalakoglou and G. Aggelopoulos (eds.), Critical times in Greece: Anthropological engagements with the crisis. London: Routledge.




Courses taught in Modern Greek Studies

Anthropology in/of the Mediterranean; University of Amsterdam

Areas of Specialization

anthropology of the state; political anthropology; volunteerism; the gift; humanitarianism; refugees; migration; bureaucracy; sociality.

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