Sideri Eleni
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    Sideri Eleni

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies


    Academic Area

    Anthropology of Post-socialism with emphasis on the Caucasus and the Black Sea

    Academic Titles

    -2016. Βachelor  in Film Studies. School of Fine Arts-AUTH. Specialisation: ScriptWriting

    -2006. PhD in Social Anthropology, School of Oriental and African Studies / University of London.

    -2002. Masters Degree in Middle Eastern Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies / University of London.

    -2000. Master of Arts in Language and Communication Sciences. Postgraduate Degree in French, German, Italian Philology and Mechanical and Computer Engineering-AUTH. Specialisation:: Sociolinguistics..

    -1997. Postgraduate in Social Anthropology. School of Oriental and African Studies / University of London.

    -1996. Bachelor in French Language and Literature, School of Philosophy-AUTH.

    Research Interests
    • Diasporas,
    • transnational migration,
    • forms of mobility & immobility,
    • tourism,
    • language and storytelling,
    • visual anthropology / cinema and anthropology,
    • new technologies and digital expression,
    • cities and globalization,
    • European cultural policies,
    • post-socialist world,
    • Black Sea,
    • Caucasus

    Teaching


    • COMPARATIVE ISSUES IN GENDER AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY
      (HRMS205)

    Type
    COMPULSORY

    Department Abbreviation
    HURMIS

    Department
    MASTER'S DEGREE IN HUMAN RIGHTS AND MIGRATION STUDIES

    Course Outlines

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    • CULTURAL POLICIES IN THE COUNTRIES OF THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA
      (HAC905)

    Type
    ELECTIVE

    Department Abbreviation
    ΜΙΑΠΑΝΕ

    Department
    MASTER'S DEGREE IN HISTORY, ANTHROPOLOGY AND CULTURE IN EASTERN AND SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE

    Course Outlines

    The course examines the complex relationship of ‘politics’ and ‘culture’ in the film production of the former Yugoslavia. For decades, cinema as cultural text has been connected to the national narratives. The birth of Yugoslavia after World War II, which stopped the inception of national cinemas, laid the foundations of “Cinema Kommunisto’. The personal vision of Tito to create a Yugoslav cinema balanced between ideological orthodoxy, propaganda and artistic creation. After the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia, the independent republics were invited to respond to a cinematic landscape of cultural flows, transnational partnerships and global viewership. The course, starting from film (fiction and documentary) and to a lesser extent, television of the former Yugoslavia countries, will examine issues of national High/ Low culture and cinema, ideology and art, gender, memory and representation, transnationalism and Europeanness through the use of audio-visual and multimedia methods as well as visits to cultural organisations and sites (Cinemateque, Museum of Cinema, festivals).

    Indicative bibliography:

    Cuche D. 1996. La notion de culture dans les science sociales. Paris: La Decouverte

    Dermentzopoulos Ch. & Spyridakis M. 2004. Anthropologia, Kultura and Politiki [Anthropology, Culture, and Politics]. Athens: Metechmio.

    Goulding D.  J. 2002. Liberated Cinema: The Yugoslav Experience 1945-2001. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press.

    Hill J. & Gibson P. Church. 2001. Film Studies, Critical Approaches. Oxford: Oxford University Press

    Thompson Κ. & Bordwell D.  1997. An Art History. An Introduction. NY: McGraw Hill .

    Wachtel A. Baruch. 1998. Making A Nation, Breaking A Nation. Literature and Cultural Politics in Yugoslavia. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

    • ETHNOGRAPHIES OF THE POST-SOCIALISTIC WORLD
      (ΒΣ0320)

    Type
    ELECTIVE

    Department Abbreviation
    BSO

    Department
    DEPARTMENT OF BALKAN, SLAVIC AND ORIENTAL STUDIES

    Course Outlines

    Στόχος του μαθήματος είναι να παρουσιάσει από τη σκοπιά της κοινωνικής ανθρωπολογίας τις διαφορετικές πτυχές της έννοιας της «μετάβασης» στο πλαίσιο των κοινωνιών της Ανατολικής και ΝΑ Ευρώπης. Αντλώντας παραδείγματα από συγκεκριμένες χώρες (π.χ. Πολωνία, πρώην ΕΣΣΔ, Ρουμανία, Βουλγαρία), παρουσιάζονται ζητήματα κοινωνικού μετασχηματισμού από τον υπαρκτό σοσιαλισμό στον «μετακομμουνιστικό καπιταλισμό» από τη σκοπιά των κοινωνικών, πολιτικών και πολιτισμικών επιπτώσεών τους στην καθημερινή ζωή των πολιτών, καθώς και οι τρόποι αντιμετώπισης και στρατηγικές επιβίωσης που επινοούνται για να αντιμετωπιστεί η «κοινωνική αλλαγή». Περιλαμβάνονται τα ακόλουθα θέματα: α) παλιές και νέες αντιλήψεις περί ιδιοκτησίας και εργασίας ενόψει της αυξανόμενης ανεργίας, β) επαναπροσδιορισμός της έννοιας του συλλογικού «ανήκειν», γ) η δημιουργία ομάδων πίεσης και «κοινωνίας πολιτών», δ) στρατηγικές επιβίωσης και το ανθρώπινο κόστος της «μετάβασης».

    • ETHNOGRAPHIES OF TURKEY AND THE MIDDLE EAST
      (ΒΣ0308-2)

    Type
    ELECTIVE

    Department Abbreviation
    BSO

    Department
    DEPARTMENT OF BALKAN, SLAVIC AND ORIENTAL STUDIES

    Course Outlines

    The course examines the methods of fieldwork in Turkey and the Middle East. It explores the boundaries of interdisciplinary collaboration between social anthropology, political sciences and oriental studies. We explore the issues of orientalism, colonialism and Islam as cultural tradition, at the same time we analyze the significance of the tribes, the idiom of patriarchy, as well as the practices of adaptation and resistance to the rules of social organization, dominant cultural and religious values. We use ethnographies and films from Oman, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Iran, Turkey and Jordan, that permit the understanding of politics and everyday life in the broader region. 

    • POLITICAL ANTHROPOLOGY IN EASTERN AND SEE
      (MAPE0211)

    Type
    ELECTIVE

    Department Abbreviation
    MPE

    Department
    MASTER'S DEGREE IN POLITICS AND ECONOMICS OF CONTEMPORARY EASTERN AND SOUTH-EASTERN EUROPE

    Course Outlines

    The purpose of this course is to introduce MA students to the disciplinary area of Political Anthropology, as a particular branch of the discipline of Social Anthropology with an emphasis on the Regions of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. The focus of the course is on the regional particularities of theory and research in the regions. Emphasis is placed on the familiarization with the relevant ethnographic texts that constitute the basis for the corpus of Balkan and East European Anthropology. The course also addresses the relations between Ethnography (fieldwork research) and Social Anthropology (analysis) The syllabus is based on ethnographic texts, films, and documentaries.

    • ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ ΣΚΕΨΗ ΚΑΙ ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΗ ΘΕΩΡΙΑ
      (ΒΣΑ302-ΙΙΙ)

    Type
    COMPULSORY

    Department Abbreviation
    BSO

    Department
    DEPARTMENT OF BALKAN, SLAVIC AND ORIENTAL STUDIES

    Course Outlines

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    • ΕΘΝΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΛΗ, ΚΙΝΗΜΑΤΑ ΚΑΙ ΔΗΜΙΟΥΡΓΙΚΕΣ ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΕΣ
      (ΒΣΑ309-ΙΙΙ)

    Type
    ELECTIVE

    Department Abbreviation
    BSO

    Department
    DEPARTMENT OF BALKAN, SLAVIC AND ORIENTAL STUDIES

    Course Outlines

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    Publications


    • Books (14 records)

    Περιλαμβάνει Βιβλία ή/και μονογραφίες σε διεθνείς ή ελληνικούς εκδοτικούς οίκους. Κεφάλαια ή άρθρα συλλογικών τόμων ή επιμέλεια τόμων σε διεθνείς ή ελληνικούς εκδοτικούς οίκους.

      2017

      • Hospitality, Acceptance and Integration” Hellenic Open University-Press Project. Refugee Education and Support Initiative. Development of educational material for the online refugee awareness training program (Action 8).

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      • Eleni Sideri and Lydia Efthymia Roupakia. Afterword in Eleni Sideri and Lydia Efthymia Roupakia (Eds.) Religions and Migrations in the Black Sea Region. Macmillan-Palgrave, Macmillan-Palgrave, pp 171-199.

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      • Eleni Sideri and Lydia Efthymia Roupakia. Introduction to Eleni Sideri and Lydia Efthymia Roupakia (Eds.) Religions and Migrations in the Black Sea Region. Macmillan-Palgrave, Macmillan-Palgrave, pp. 1-35.

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      • Eleni Sideri . Historical Diasporas, Religion and Identity: Exploring the Case of the Tsalka Greeks. Pp. 35-57.
      • Eleni Sideri and Lydia Efthymia Roupakia (Eds.) Religions and Migrations in the Black Sea Region. Macmillan-Palgrave

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      2016

      • Mobility in Thessaloniki: The Greek Economic Crisis and the Transformation of Mobility in Walking in the European City. Quotidian Mobility and Urban Ethnography edited by T. Shortell and E Brown. Farnham: Ashgate. pp. 91-109.

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      • Urban Memory and Mobility: The Designing of a City Museum in Greece in Airing the Past: Inquiries into Digital Memories edited by N.R.Ortega, F.Diez-Platas and Seppo Kuivakari,pp 45-57 Oxford: Inter- disciplinary Press [E-BOOK]

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      • Γέφυρες, Νησίδες και Χάσματα στο Η μνήμη αφηγείται την πόλη. Προφορική Ιστορία και στη Μνήμη του Αστικού Χώρου Πλέθρον, (με την επιμέλεια των Ποθητή Χαντζαρούλα και Riki Van Boeschoten), 125-145.

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      • Im / mobility, Urbanism and Belonging: Being Immobile and Dreaming Mobility in Volos-Greece in Bounded Mobilities Edited by Sabina Leoncini, Julia Schwarz, Andreas Hackl, Miriam Gutekunst. Bielefeld: Verlag. Pp. 95-113.

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      • Immaginare Casa: L 'Im-mobiita dei Gregci dell ex Uionne Sovietica [Imagine Home: The Immobilization of Greeks in the Former Soviet Union] (2016) In Chi, cosa. Rifugiati, transnazionalism e frontiere [To whom. Refugees, Transnationality and Borders] Osvaldo Constantini, Aurora Massa and Jvan Yazdani (eds). Rome: Editions Misiones, pp. 257-280.

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      2013

      • Travelling in the Caucasus: Mobile Methodologies and Lifestyles in the Field in Lifestyle Mobilities edited by T. Duncan, S. Cohen and M. Thulemark. London, Ashgate. Pp 113-129.

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      • Μιλώντας Ελληνικά στον Καύκασο στο Έθνος πέρα των Συνόρων. Οι Ομογενειακές Πολιτικές του Ελληνικού Κράτους. Λ. Βεντούρα και Λ. Μπλατσιώτης (επ.). Αθήνα: Βιβλιόραμα. σσ 439-465

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      2012

      • “Frozen conflicts, mobility and the future of the Greek-Abkhazians in Reflections on Abkhazia: 1992-2012 edited by Metin Sonmez ,

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      2010

      • B-log on Social Change and Educational Reform: The Case of a Greek University Class in Cases on Online Discussion and Interaction: Experiences and Outcomes edited by L. Shedletsky & Joan E. Aitken. Maine: IGI-GLOBAL. pp123-140.

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      • Scientific Journals (10 records)

      Περιλαμβάνει Άρθρα σε διεθνή ή ελληνικά επιστημονικά περιοδικά (με κριτές).

        2019

        • How can a mix of innovative research methods (like walking, visiting the place of labour) and creative representation through digital arts combining photographs, and podcasts challenge students’ perceptions of ‘what we do in class’, ‘how knowledge is constructed’ and ‘who immigrants are’?”

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        2017

        • Bridging Worlds: Producing and Imagining the Transnational through TV Narratives. Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts, Volume 9, No. 2 – Special Issue Narrative and Audiovisual Creation, pp.27-35 (open access)

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        2016

        2015

        • Accumulating Transnational Social Capital among the Greeks from the former Soviet Union: Education, Ethnicity, Gender”. Journal of Identity and Migration Studies vol 9/1, pp. 69-87

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        2012

        • “Looking for the ‘language of recognition’ among the Greek communities of Georgia”. Anthropological Journal of European Cultures 21(1), pp 41-60.

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        • Τhe land of the Golden Fleece: conflict and heritage in Abkhazia” Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies 14(2), pp. 263-279.

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        2009

        • “Pearls are a girl’s best friend: nostalgia and its discontents in the life stories of two Georgian women” International Black Sea University Scientific Journal 1(3), 97-112 (published July 2010)

        2008

        • “Τhe diaspora of the term diaspora. a working paper of a definition”. Transtext(e)sTranscultures Journal of Global Cultural Studies 4, pp 32-47

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        2007

        • Past strategies and present exigencies: time and social networks in modern Tbilisi” in Re-public

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        2006

        • In quest of eastern Europe: troubling encounters in the post-cold war field” Anthropology Matters vol. 8(1)

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        • Conferences (5 records)

        Περιλαμβάνει Άρθρα σε δημοσιευμένα πρακτικά διεθνών ή ελληνικών συνεδρίων (με κριτές).

          2015

          • Locating Belonging, refiguring space: Mediterranean crossings and the4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art (joint paper with Lydia Roupakia and Evi Baniotopoulou) in the minutes of E’ Conference of the European Association of Modern Greek Studies (EENS),

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          2014

          • 8-10/5/2014 Αθήνα, Digital Story-telling in Times of Crisis, Τίτλος Παρουσίασης Digital story-telling and the city: designing the museum of the city of Volos

          2008

          • . Narrating the Homeland: the double articulation of the language with the national and diaspora in Studies in Greek Linguistics. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Dept. of Linguistics, School of Philology, Faculty of Philosophy 28th Language& Society. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, April 21-22-2007, Thessaloniki: Institute of New-Hellenic Studies, p.p.378-391.

          2007

          • Crossing the b-orders: from Georgia to Greece in Gendering transformations/Έμφυλοι Μετασχηματισμοί. Proceedings edited by G. Papageorgiou. Rethymnon: University of Crete, pp.98-109.
          • From imagining the nation to Imagining the Diaspora: Transnationalism and Diasporic Greek Media in G(l)ocal Media in Transition. The case of South-Eastern Europe 1990-2007 edited by H. Briel (ed). Skopje: Blesok, 73-87.
          • Other (9 records)

          Περιλαμβάνει Παρουσιάσεις σε διεθνή ή ελληνικά συνέδρια χωρίς δημοσίευση σε πρακτικά.

            2019

            • 9/2/2019, Λονδίνο, London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research-Birbeck College, Identity, projection and the Other. Τίτλος Παρουσίασης European Cinema as Cinema of the Other: constructing identity in regional co-production markets.
            • 31/5-2/6/2019. Bόλος. Data-Stories Conference. New Critical Aesthetics and Discourses for Critical Digital Ethnography. Τίτλος Παρουσίασης My Post-Doc in Three Pictures.Data Visulasation and Ethnographic Writing /Representation.
            • 12-13/9/2019. Μασσαλία. 3rd Balkan Studies Conference . Villes des Balkans. Echelles Locale, Nationale, Globale. Τίτλος Παρουσίασης Thessaloniki and Sarajevo as Regional Film Markets. EU cultural Politics and City Branding.

            2018

            • 12-13/5/2018, Θεσσαλονίκη, Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας, Teaching and Learning Anthropology and Ethnography in Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Making sense of cultural difference in familiar and unfamiliar contexts. Τίτλος Παρουσίασης: Being here-seeing there”: Teaching area studies through feature films

            2016

            • 16-12/4/2016, Σόφια, COST Action IS1203 In search of transcultural memory in Europe (ISTME) Transcultural memory and reception in Europe Τίτλος Παρουσίασης: Mediated memory: European media policy and memory in Georgian cinema

            2015

            • 24-28/6/2015, IMISCOE Ετήσιο Συνέδριο, Γενεύη, Τίτλος Παρουσίασης: Greek Diaspora Voting.

            2013

            • 6-7/07/2013, Λονδίνο, Hellenic Greek Centre, Contemporary Greek Film Cultures, Τίτλος Παρουσίασης: Nation as Family and Transnational Families

            2007

            • 24-27/05/2007, Region, Regional Identity and Regionalism in South Eastern Europe, Τιμισοάρα, Association of South Eastern Europe Anthropology (ASEA), Τίτλος Παρουσίασης: Borders and Orders: constructing regions and selves in shifting European lands.

            2000

            • 23-15/06/2000, 1st Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender Ethics the Ethics of Gender, Λιντς, University of Leeds, Τίτλος Παρουσίασης: Online Engendered Identities and Language.