Modern Greek Studies Association

Prof. Loring M. Danforth

Professor of Anthropology

Bates College
Department of Anthropology


Ph.D. 1978 Princeton University (Anthropology)
M.A. 1974 Princeton University (Anthropology)
B.A. 1971 Amherst College (Classics)

Principal Publications

The Macedonian Conflict: Ethnic Nationalism in a Transnational World. Princeton University Press, 1995.

E Makedonike Diamache: O ethnikismos se enan uperethniko kosmo. Athens: Alexandreia, 1999.

Firewalking and Religious Healing: The Anastenaria of Greece and the American Firewalking Movement. Princeton University Press, 1989.

Ta Anastenaria tes Agias Elenis: pyrovasia kai threskeftiki therapeia. Athens: Plethron, 1995.

The Death Rituals of Rural Greece. Princeton University Press, 1982.

Bates College
Department of Anthropology
Lewiston, ME 04240

(207) 786-6081
(207) 786-6123 (F)

Areas of Specialization

Nationalism and Ethnicity
Religion and Ritual

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies


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