kantsa_venetiaAssociate Professor

ΦΕΚ Διορισμού: 798/25.06.14 τ.Γ
Γνωστικό Αντικείμενο: «Ανθρωπολογία της Συγγένειας»

Οffice: Karantoni Building

+30 22510 36335 | vkantsa@sa.aegean.gr

Venetia Kantsa was born in Thessaloniki in 1966. She studied philosophy at the University of Ioannina (1987), social anthropology at the University of the Aegean (1995), and holds a Ph.D. in social anthropology from London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London (2001). She is teaching social anthropology at the University of the Aegean since 2001, is member of the steering committee of the MA Program Women and Gender: Anthropological and Historical Approaches, and member of the Laboratory of Studies on Family and Kinship and the Laboratory of Ethnography. She belongs to the professional organizations European Association of Social Anthropologists, American Association of Anthropologists, Modern Greek Studies Association, International Association for Southeast European Anthropology and is member of the international scientific network EastBordNet. Her research interests focus on anthropology of kinship, anthropology of gender and sexuality, queer theory, anthropology of science, and Greek ethnography. She has conducted extensive fieldwork on women’s same-sex sexuality in Greece, the visibility of same-sex desires, same-sex families, motherhood and new forms of parenthood, the summer lesbian community in Eresos and the history of the lesbian movement. She has also published extensively on kinship theory, gender epistemology and methodology, politics of sexuality and conceptualizations of citizenship. Her current research, which was partially sponsored by the Research Council University of the Aegean, focuses on assisted reproduction, shifting conceptualizations of kinship and science, and the distribution of authoritative knowledge in the context of emerging social and technological transformations


SA-120 Anthropology of Kinship (BA Compulsory)

SA-129 Anthropology of Science (BA Elective)

SAI -A/2: Anthropology of Kinship and Gender (MA Social and Historical Anthropology)

WG -3: Gender and Politics (MA Women and Gender: Anthropological and Historical Approaches)

Forthcoming Kantsa, Venetia (ed.) I mitrotita sto proskinio. Sinchrones erevnes stin elliniki ethnographia [Motherhood in the forefront. Recent research in Greek ethnography] Athens, Alexandria Publ. [in Greek]

2011  'Late', 'early', 'never': Time, gender and technology in assisted reproduction''. In Michelle Moravec (ed.) Motherhood Online. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle

2011 Kantsa, Venetia, Vasiliki Moutafi and Evthymios Papataxiarchis (eds.) Meletes gia to fylo stin anthropologia kai tin istoria [Studies on Gender in Anthropology and History]. Athens, Alexandria Publ.[in Greek]

2010 Potentially Friends, Potentially Lovers. Women’s Meeting in Eresos, Lesvos. Athens, Polychromos Planitis [in Greek]

2010 Canakis, Costas, Venetia Kantsa, and Kostas Yannakopoulos (eds.) Language and sexuality (through and) beyond gender: Anthrolinguistic perspectives Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle

2010 Kantsa, Venetia, Vasiliki Moutafi and Evthymios Papataxiarchis (eds.) Fylo kai koinonikes epistimes sti synchroni Ellada [Gender and Social Sciences in Modern Greece]. Athens, Alexandria Publ. [in Greek

2010 '' Visibility': Women, same-sex sexualities and the subversion (?) of gender''. In Eugenia Georges and Chrissy Moutsatsos (eds.), special issue ''Re-visiting Sex and Gender in Contemporary Greek Ethnography'' Journal of Mediterranean Studies 18(2): 213-240

2009 ''Introduction. Common concepts in uncommon conjuctions: Feminism, gender, sexuality, and the subversive laugh''. In Judith Butler Gender Trouble. Feminism and the Subversion of Identity, ix-xxiii. Athens, Alexandria Publ. [in Greek, transl. Giorgos Karambelas, ed. Venetia Kantsa]

2007 ''Introduction. Blood, soil and myths that persist''. In Adam Kuper The Reinvention of Primitive Society. Transformations of a Myth, xiii-xxxv. Athens, Alexandria Publ.[in Greek, transl. Fotis Terzakis and Venetia Kantsa]

2006 ''An indissoluble relation: Gender and kinship in anthropological theory and practice''. Synchrona Themata 94: 72-78 [in Greek]

2006 ''Family matters: Motherhood and same-sex relationships''. In Evthymios Papataxiarchis (ed.) Peripeteies tis eterotitas. I paragogi tis politismikis diaforas sti simerini Ellada [Adventures of otherness. The production of cultural difference in contemporary Greece], 355-381. Athens: Alexandria Publ. [in Greek]

2002 '' 'Certain Places Have Different Energy'. Spatial Transformations in Eressos Lesvos''. GLQ A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 8(1-2): 35-57