Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. David Sutton

Associate Professor

Southern Illinois University


Ph.D. 1995 University of Chicago (Anthropology)
M.A.. 1987 University of Chicago (Anthropology)

Principal Publications

Secrets from the Greek Kitchen, Cooking, Skill, and Everyday Life on an Aegean Island, University of California Press, Oakland, CA, 2014.

“Cooking Skill, the Senses and Memory: The Fate of Practical Knowledge.” In Sensible Objects: Colonialism, Museums and Material Culture. Edited by C. Gosden, E. Edwards & R. Phillips. Wenner-Gren International Symposium Series. Oxford: Berg 2006.

“Ritual, Continuity and Change: Greek Reflections.” History and Anthropology 15:91-105. 2004.

“Greeks of Kalymnos.” In The Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender. Edited by Carol Ember and Melvin Ember. New York: Kluwer, 417-424. 2004.

“The Foreign Finger: Conspiracy Theory as Holistic Thinking in Greece.” In The Usable Past: Greek Metahistories. Edited by Keith Brown and Yiannis Hamilakis. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 2003.

Remembrance of Repasts: An Anthropology of Food and Memory. Oxford: Berg. 2001.

"Whole Foods: Revitalization through Everyday Synaesthetic Experiences in the Greek Diaspora". Anthropology and Humanism Quarterly (Dec. 2000).

Memories Cast in Stone: The Relevance of the Past in Everyday Life. Oxford: Berg, 1998.

"Rescripting Women's Collective Action: Nationalist Writing and the Politics of Gendered Memory". Identities 5.4 (1999).

"Resistance, Misrecognition or Identity? Images of Rural and Urban in Three Recent Greek Ethnographies". Anthropological Quarterly 71.4 1998.

"The Vegetarian Anthropologist". Anthropology Today 13.1 1997.

Dept. of Anthropology
Mail Code 4502
Carbondale, IL 62958

(618) 453-5017
(618) 453-5037 (F)

Areas of Specialization

Memory and History
Food & Cooking

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

Greece and Yugoslavia: Anthropological Approaches to War and Violence
Greek Islanders and the Greek Diaspora

Comments and Additional Information

Currently conducting research on the island of Kalymnos.

Southern Illinois University has a graduate program in anthropology with a strong 4-field approach.

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