Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. Heath Cabot

Assistant Professor

University of Pittsburgh

Department of Anthropology

Co-Editor in Chief, Political and Legal Anthropology Review


2010, PhD, Socio-Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz

2005, MA, Socio-Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz

2001, BA, Religion and the Humanities, University of Chicago

Principal Publications

On the Doorstep of Europe, Asylum and Citizenship in Greece
University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014

Articles and book chapters:

“Refugee Voices Tragedy, Ghosts, and the Anthropology of Not Knowing." Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 0891241615625567. 2016

"'Contagious Solidarity:’ Reconfiguring Care and Citizenship in Greece's Social Clinics.' Social Anthropology, 24, 152-166. 2016

"Engagements and Interruptions: Mapping Emotion at An Athenian NGO." In: Fleischer, F. & Schlecker, M. (eds.) Careful Encounters: Ethnographies of Support. Palgrave MacMillan. 2013

"The Social Aesthetics of Eligibility: NGO Aid and Indeterminacy in the Greek Asylum Process." American Ethnologist, 40, 452-466. 2013

. . . with Ramona Lenz. "Borders of (In)Visibility in the Greek Aegean." In: Nogues Pedregal, A. M. (ed.) Culture and Society in Tourism Contexts. Bingley, U.K. : Emerald Press, 2012.

"The Governance of Things: Documenting Limbo in the Greek Asylum Procedure." PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, 35, 11-29. 2012

Selected other writings:

"Camaraderie in the Face of Greek Austerity" Sapiens, November 2016.

“Crisis, Hot Spots, and Paper Pushers: A Reflection on Asylum in Greece,” Hot Spots, Cultural Anthropology website, June 28, 2016.

“The Chronicities of Crisis in Athens’ Social Solidarity Clinics,” 2016. Hot Spots, Cultural Anthropology website, April 21, 2016.

“The Banality of Solidarity,” Occasional Papers 7, Journal of Modern Greek Studies website, November, 2015.

"Crisis and Continuity: A Critical Look at the 'European Refugee Crisis.'" 2015

University of Pittsburgh
3302 WWPH
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

(412) 648-7500

Department Website

Personal Website

Areas of Specialization

Refugees, asylum, civil society, law, human rights and humanitarianism, the state.

(Working on refugees and asylum in Greece since 2005.)

Social support and care, health, rights, citizenship, solidarity (Project on solidarity and healthcare in Athens, 2015-)

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Mobility and Displacement

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