Modern Greek Studies Association


Dr. Eugenia Georges

Professor and Chair

Rice University

Department of Anthropology

Degrees

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

281.755.5418

Areas of Specialization

Medical anthropology

Pregnancy and childbirth

Gender and new reproductive technologies

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

none

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