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History and Overview of the Department

The Department’s profile and objectives

Profile: The Department of Social Anthropology at Panteion University was inaugurated in 2004. It is the only department in the country that offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies, exclusively in social anthropology. The Department’s mission is to develop the study of Social and Cultural Anthropology in an interdisciplinary perspective that includes History, Social and Political Philosophy, Law and Criminology, Social and Cultural Geography, Gender Studies, Linguistics and Discourse Analysis, and Cultural and Postcolonial Studies. We emphasize the advancement of anthropological theory and methodology, the nurturing of ethnographic research and (inter)cultural analysis. The Department promotes the transnational and translocal approach to social and cultural phenomena, covering a wide geographical range at a research level.

Objectives: Our aim is to offer students specialized knowledge and scientific methodologies for the study of contemporary social and cultural phenomena. The Department’s study programs – at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels – focus on the themes of kinship ideologies and technologies, contemporary nationalisms, migration and population movements, otherness and education, social suffering and biopolitics, religious rituals and religious movements, space and urban planning, labor and precarity, economy and culture, “commons” and alternative economy, material culture, the state and political institutions, citizenship, humanitarianism and civil society, gender and sexuality, arts, popular and visual culture, language and public discourse, technology and digital culture, the politics of health/illness and disability, social movements and rights. The Department offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral study programs. At postgraduate level the department the two-year MA Program "Social and Cultural Anthropology" and it participates in the Interdepartmental MA Program "Gender, Society, Politics”.

        

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Phone: +30 210 920 1047, +30 210 920 1406
Email: santhrop'@'panteion.gr

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