Assistant Professor

Official Government Gazette, Issue: 2090/07.11.2019 τ. Γ
Academic field: Academic field: Anthropology of Health

Οffice: Karantoni Building

+30 22510 36311 achatjouli@sa.aegean.gr


Aglaia Chatjouli was born in Athens in 1974. She teaches at the Department of Social Anthropology and History of the University of the Aegean since December 2019. She studied molecular cell biology at King’s College London (B.Sc. 1996), human biology at the University of Oxford (M.Sc. 1997), social anthropology at the University of the Aegean (postgraduate studies, 2002), and holds a Ph.D. in social anthropology from the University of the Aegean (2009).

Her research interests focus on anthropology of health and wellbeing, anthropology of the body, anthropology of the environment, anthropology of childhood and Greek ethnography. She carries out research on the construction of wellbeing in different contexts and on the multiple conceptualizations and shifts that are documented in the fields or reproduction, nurturing and parenting. More specifically she is interested in the relationship between biology and anthropology, in the normative power of (bio)difference, in the shifts and (dis)continuities related to the understanding of nature, in the nature/culture dichotomy, in the politics of health, in the complex relationship between the environment and wellbeing. She has carried out extensive research on thalassaemia in Greece and on infertility and new reproductive technologies.
She has taught a course on contemporary Greek society to undergraduate students from US Universities in Arcadia University Athens (2016-2017), and anthropology of health in Panteion University (2017-2018) and in the University of the Aegean. She has been invited to give lectures on anthropology of health and anthropology of the body in various universities and on her work in thalassaemia, and she has given lectures on anthropology and global health and anthropology and the right to health at the M.Sc. course “International health and health crisis management” of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens”.

During the period 2013-2015 she held a postdoc position at the university of the Aegean carrying out ethnographic research on infertility and new reproductive technologies in Greece alongside the project (In)FERCIT, “(In)Fertile Citizens: On the Concepts, Practices, Politics and Technologies of Assisted Reproduction in Greece”, co-funded by the European Union and Greek national funds.) http://www.in-fercit.gr/en). She has worked for the Hellenic Open University in order to construct a “Culturally sensitive Mental Health Guide for Refugees” in the context of the Project “PRESS: Provision of Refugee Education and Support” (2017). During the periods 1997-1998 and 1998-2002 she held research positions at the Hellenic Research Foundation and participated in the European research projects: “Biotechnology and the European Public” and “European Debates in Biotechnology & Life Sciences in European Society”. During an internship at the “Department of Reproductive Health and Research” of the WHO in Geneva, in 2010, she carried out desk research on the topic of “Infertility and Stigma in Indigenous Populations”. During the period 2011-2012 she participated in the Project “Cross-cultural mediation in selected hospitals in Athens and Thessalonica” funded by the European Fund for the Inclusionof Third-country Nationals”.


Courses

SA – 195 Anthropology of Health (Compulsory Undergraduate Course, 4th semester)

SA – 197 Anthropology of Childhood (Elective Undergraduate Course, 6th semester)

SA – 196 Anthropology, Biology, Technology (Elective Undergraduate Course, 7th semester)

W/S – 090 Anthropology, Climate Change and Health (Elective Undergraduate Course, 5th semester)

Books

2015 (with Venetia Kantsa και Ivi Daskalaki) Out of body, Out of home. Assisted Reproduction, Gender and Family in Greece, (In)FERCIT Athens: Alexandreia Publ. http://www.in-fercit.gr/en/archives/458

2014 (ed. With Manolis Tzanakis and George Alexias). To soma ipo epitirisi. Ithikes ke politikes diastasis tis iatrikis technologias ke tis kinonikis frondidas [The body under surveillance. Ethical and political dimensions of medical technology and of social care]. Athens: Pedio Publ. [in Greek].

2012 Thalassemikes Zoes. Viologiki diafora, kanonikotita, viokoinonikotita. Mia anthropologiki prosegish [Thalassaemic Lives, Biological difference, normality, biosociality. An anthropological approach]. Athens: Patakis Pupl. [in Greek].

Articles and Book Chapters

2017 (with Venetia Kantsa and Ivi Daskalaki) “Parenthood and Partnerhood in the Context of Involuntary Childlessness and Assisted Reproduction in Greece”. In Charlotte Faircloth and Zeynep Gürtin (ed.) “Special Section: Making Parents: Reproductive Technologies and Parenting Culture Across Borders» Sociological Research Online 22 2 [http://www.socresonline.org.uk/22/2/3.html]

2015 «(In)fertility and ART drugs. Making sense of ART drug consumption and the art of achieving motherhood». In Venetia Kantsa, Lina Papadopoulou, Giulia Zanini (επιμ.) (In)Fertile Citizens. Anthropological and Legal Challenges of Assisted Reproduction Technologies Athens: (In)FERCIT produced by Alexandria Publ.

2015 “Spori allagis. Provlimatopiiih toy ikiou. Ypogonimotita, IYA kai xrisi xenou gennitikou ylikou” [Seeds of change. Problematizing the familiar. Infertility, Assisted reproduction and use of other genetic material]. In Venetia Kantsa (ed.) Metavallomenes sheseis. Singeneia kai iatrikos ipovoithoumeni anaparagogi [Changing relations. Kinship and Medically Assisted Reproduction] Athens, (In)FERCIT produced by Alexandria Publ. [in Greek] http://www.in-fercit.gr/en/archives/452 [in Greek]

2014 «H anadisi tou vioiatrikou somatos ke i ebiria tis vioiatrikopiisis» [The emergence of the biomedical body and the experience of biomedicalization] In George Alexias, Manolis Tzanakis and Aglaia Chatjouli (ed.) To soma ipo epitirisi. Ithikes ke politikes diastasis tis iatrikis technologias ke tis kinonikis frondidas [The body under surveillance. Ethical and political dimensions of medical technology and of social care]. Athens: Pedio Publ. [in Greek].

2014 (with George Alexias and Manolis Tzanakis) «Prologos epimeliton» [Editors Preface] In George Alexias, Manolis Tzanakis and Aglaia Chatjouli (ed.) To soma ipo epitirisi. Ithikes ke politikes diastasis tis iatrikis technologias ke tis kinonikis frondidas [The body under surveillance. Ethical and political dimensions of medical technology and of social care]. Athens: Pedio Publ. [in Greek].

2014 «Viokinonikotita: Mia nea politiki tis diaforas. I periptosi tis Thalassemias» [Biosociality: A new politics of difference. The case of Thalassaemia] Eythymios Papataxiarchis (ed.) Anatheoriseis tou politikou. Anthropologiki kai istoriki erevna stin elliniki koinonia [Revisiting the political. Anthropological and historical research on Greek society], Athens, Alexandria Publ. [in Greek]

2013 «Thalassaemic lives as stories of becoming: mediated biologies and genetic (un)certainties» In Timothy Ingold και Gisli Palsson (eds) Biosocial Becomings. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2013 «Anaparagogi ke kanonikotita. Viopolitikes eleghou ke anaparagogikes stratigikes. I periptosi tis thalassemias» [Reproduction and normality. Biopolitics of control and reproductive strategies. The case of Thalassaemia] In Venetia Kantsa (ed.) I mitrotita sto proskinio. Sinchrones erevnes stin elliniki ethnographia [Motherhood in the forefront. Recent research in Greek ethnography]. Athens, Alexandria Publ. [in Greek]

2006 (with Dahinden U., Lindsey N., Diesgo C., Fjcestad B., Matias M., Arriscado Nunes J., Rusanen T.) «Dilemmas of Genetic Information» In George Gaskell και Martin Bauer (eds.) Genomics & Society. Legal, Ethical & Social Dimensions. London: Earthscan

2002 (with Galoux, JC., Mortensen, A., De Cheveigne, S., Allandottir, A., Sakellaris, G.) «The institution of Bioethics» In Martin Bauer, George Gaskell and John Durant (eds) Biotechnology – the making of a global controversy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2002 (with Einsiedel, E., Allansdotti, A., Allum, N., Bauer, M., Berthomier, A., De Cheveigne, S., Downey, R., Gutteling, J., Kohring, M., Leonarz, M., Manzoli, F., Olofsson, A., Przestalski, A., Rusanen, T., Seifert, F., Stathopoulou, A., Wagner, W.) «Brave new sheep – the clone named Dolly» In Μartin Bauer, George Gaskell and John Durant (eds) Biotechnology – the making of a global controversy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2002 (with George Sakellaris) «Greece: losing faith in Biotechnology» In George Gaskell and Martin (eds) Biotechnology 1996-2000 the years of controversy. London: Science Museum Press.

Other published works

2017 “Culturally sensitive Mental Health Guide for Refugees”. Project “PRESS: Provision of Refugee Education and Support” Hellenic Open University. [In Greek and in English]