Voutira Eftichia
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    Voutira Eftichia

    Professor
    Department of Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies


    Curriculum Vitae
    Academic Titles
    • Ph.D in Philosophy, Harvard University, 1982
    • Ph.D in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, 2006

    Teaching


    • FORCED MIGRATION IN EASTERN AND SE. EUROPE
      (ΒΣ0508-1)

    Τύπος
    ΕΠΙΛΟΓΗΣ

    Κωδικός Τμήματος
    ΒΣΑΣ

    Τμήμα
    DEPARTMENT OF BALKAN, SLAVIC AND ORIENTAL STUDIES

    Περιγραφή

    This course is designed to introduce students to issues related to forced immigration, such as its causes and consequences both from the standpoint of the host countries and the forced migrants’ and asylum seekers’ lived experiences.

    More specifically, will be studied a) the causes and consequences of the major refugee movements in the history of Eastern and Southeastern Europe; b) the host countries’ refugee policies; c) the solutions proposed, implemented and their consequences; d) the evolution of the political asylum strategies as well as the practices of marginalization and social exclusion, and e) the role of the international organizations and the international community in general in defining forced immigration and asylum policy issues. Furthermore, this course will use, study and analyze specific cases of forced immigration in Eastern and Southeastern Europe, mainly during the 20th and 21st centuries.

    • THEORY AND METHODOLOGY OF SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY
      (HAC202)

    Τύπος
    ΥΠΟΧΡΕΩΤΙΚΟ

    Κωδικός Τμήματος
    ΜΙΑΠΑΝΕ

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

    Περιγραφή

    Social anthropology is the only social science discipline that is defined in terms of its method rather than its subject-matter. This course presents the evolution of anthropological thought from the early 20th century phase of ethnographic realism to the late 20th century trend of anthropology as cultural critique. It also identifies the different anthropological schools of thought understood as ‘national traditions’ (e.g., UK, France, and Germany).

    The course uses as basic readings the ‘classical’ ethnographic studies that constitute the core of anthropology as a distinct discipline that studies the inter-relations between ‘culture’ and ‘society’ by focusing on an understanding of the notion of ‘cultural difference’ that constitutes the key element of social identities as they are studied and experienced in the context of contemporary societies.

    Indicative bibliography:

    Appadurai, Modernity at large: Cultural dimensions of globalization (1996)

    Harris, The Rise of Anthropological Theory. 2nd ed. Altanira Press (2001)

    Publications


    • Books (13 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.

      2004

      • Voutira E. and Harrell-Bond, "Refugees", The Social Science Encyclopedia (third edition) (Routledge isbn: 0415 320968) 2004.

      2003

      • Voutira, E., “When Greeks Meet Other Greeks. Settlement Policy Issues in the Contemporary Greek Context”, in Crossing the Aegean: An Appraisal of the 1923 Compulsory Population Exchange between Greece and Turkey., R.Hirschon ed.. Berghahn Books, Oxford, pp.145-159, New York 2003.
      • Voutira, E., “Refugees: whose term is it anyway? Emic and etic constructions of ‘refugees’ in Modern Greek”, in The Refugee Convention at fifty: a view from forced migration studies, edited by Joanne van Selm, Khoti Kamanga, John Morrison, Aninia Nadig, Sanja Spoljar Vrzina and Loes van Willigen, Lexington Books, pp.65-80, USA 2003.

      2000

      • Voutira E and A. Brouskou, “Borrowed Children in the Greek Civil War”, in Abandoned Children, C.Panter Brink and M.Smith (eds.), Cambridge University Press; Cambridge 2000.
      • Voutira E. and Harrell-Bond, B.H.B, “Successful Refugee Settlement: Are Past Experiences Relevant?”, in Reconstructing Livelihoods, Cernea, M and C. Macdowel, eds., World Bank, D.C. : 56-76, Washington 2000.

      1998

      • Voutira E., B.Pickard, J. Benoist, Anthropology in Humanitarian Assistance. 2nd ed. European Community Humanitarian Office Publications Series, Luxenburg 1998.

      1997

      • Voutira E., “Population Transfers and Resettlement Policies in Inter-war Europe: The Case of Asia Minor Refugees in Macedonia from a National and International Perspective”, in Macedonia: Ourselves and Others. P.Mackridge and E.Yiannakakis, eds. Berg, pp.111-131, Oxford 1997.

      1995

      • Voutira E. and B.E.Harrell-Bond, "Refugees", The Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology, D.Levinson and M.Ember, eds, Herny Holt and Co. New York, vol.3, pp. 1076-1082, 1995.
      • Voutira Ε. and B.E. Harrell-Bond, “Refugees”, The Social Science Encyclopedia, Second Edition, Kuper, A. and J.Kuper, Routledge Ltd., pp. 400-406,1995.
      • Voutira, E. and B.E. Harrell Bond , "In Search of the Locus of Trust: The Social World of the Refugee Camp" [co authored, B.E. Harrell Bond], in Mis-trusting Refugee Narratives, S. Daniel and J.Knudsen, (eds.), University of California Press, pp.207-224, Berkeley 1995.
      • Voutira E. and S.Whishaw-Brown, Conflict Resolution: A Cautionary Tale. Studies on Emegencies and Disaster Relief. SIDA, Stockholm 1995.

      1994

      • Voutira E. and Benoist, J., Anthropology in International Humanitarian Emergencies European Community Humanitarian Office Publications Series, Luxenburg 1994.

      1981

      • Voutira, Ε. Is a Science of Human Potential Possible?. Bernard Van Leer Foundation Monograph Series: The Hague.
      • Scientific Journals (10 records)

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

        2001

        • Voutira, E., “Foreigners in Morocco”, in Minbar Al Jamiaa, Revue editee par le Rectorat de l’ Universite Moulay Ismail Meknes, Special Issue, Regards croises sur l’etranger, no.3, pp.151-168, 2001.

        1996

        • Voutira, E., “The ‘It’s too theoretical’ syndrome”, Refugee Participation Network, Special Issue on Refugee Education, No.21, pp.5-9, 1996.
        • Voutira, E., 'Vestiges of Empire: Migrants, Forced migrants and Refugees in the Russian Federation”, Oxford International Review, Special Issue on Citizenship, Migration and Statelesness in Contemporary Europe, Vol.VII, no.3, pp.52-60, 1996.

        1994

        • Βουτυρά Ε., " Προσφυγική Ελλάδα: Παράδειγμα προς μίμηση;" Ιστωρ 7, σελ.175-184, 1994.
        • Voutira, E., "Refugee Greece: A Model for Emulation?", Istor, Athens/London, vol.7, pp.175-183, 1994.

        1993

        • Voutira E., "Patterns of Ethnic Migration and the Locus of Identity and Greeks of the C.I.S", Refugee Participation Network, no.12, pp.10-14, 1993.

        1992

        • Harrell Bond B.E. and Voutira, E., "Anthropology and the Study of Refugees", Anthropology Today, Vol. 8, No 4, pp.8-12, 1992.
        • Harrell-Bond B.E., Voutira E. and M. Leopold, "Counting the Refugees: Gifts, Givers, Patrons and Clients", in “Responding to Nutrition Crisis among Refugees: the need for new approaches”, Zetter, R., Henry J., (eds.), Journal of Refugee Studies, Vol. 5. No1, pp.205-225, 1992.

        1991

        • Voutira, E., “Pontic Greeks Today: Migrants or Refugees?”, Journal of Refugee Studies, Vol.4, No.4, pp.400-420, 1991.

        1990

        • Voutira E., "Scientific and Literary Narratives in the Explanation of the Emotions: Doesn’t Shakespeare Do This Much Better?", Hughes Hall Journal, University of Cambridge(2), pp.15-26, 1990.
        • Conferences (6 records)

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

          2004

          • Βουτυρά, Ε., "Μετανάστευση στη Πατρίδα", στο Μειονότητες στην Ελλάδα, Επιστημονικό Συμπόσιο με Θέμα Μειονότητες στην Ελλάδα (7-9 Νοεμβρίου 2002), Εταιρεία Σπουδών Νεοελληνικού Πολιτισμού και Γενικής Παιδείας. Μελέτες Ελληνικού Πολιτισμού, Αθήνα, σελ. 233-259, 2004.

          2002

          • Voutira, E., “Intellectuals, Nation-Building and State-Crafting in the Balkans: Compeeting and Incommensurable Models”, National Identity and Sovereignty in Southeastern Europe, Belgrade 8-10, 1999 , Slavko Terzic ed., Historical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences, Vol.19/1, σελ 171-188, Belgrade 2002.

          2001

          • Βουτυρά, Ε., “Η Κατεύθυνση της ιστορίας: Προφορική Ιστορία, συλλογική μνήμη, και κοινωνική αλλαγή στο μετασοβιετικό χώρο”, στο Ελληνικός Παραδοσιακός Πολιτισμός, Λαογραφία και Ιστορία, Συνέδριο στη Μνήμη της Αλκης Κυριακίδου Νέστορος, επ. Χρυσούλα Χατζητάκη-Καψωμένου, Παρατηρητής, Θεσσαλονίκη, σελ 166-182, 2001.

          1997

          • Βουτυρά, Ε., “Βίαιες μετακινήσεις, μεταναστεύσεις και επαναπατρισμός”, στο Η Διασπορά των Ελλήνων στη Ρωσία, Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο, Αθήνα , σελ. 171-207, 1997.
          • Voutira, E., “The Concept of Humantarianism”, στο Ethics in Humanitarian Aid, European Community Humanitarian Office, Brussels, pp.13-16, 1997.

          1996

          • Voutira Ε., "Ethical Dilemmas in Humanitarian Emergencies", Proceedings to the European Union Conference in Dublin, The Ethics of Humanitarian Emergencies, European Union Humanitarian Office (ECHO), pp. 13-6, Luxemburg 1996.
          • Other (50 records)

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

            2004

            • Voutira E., “The ‘right to return’ and the ‘right to stay’ in the margins of Europe”, paper delivered at the Conference on Understanding Borders, Conflict and Reconciliation in South East Europe, The suitability of conventional approaches South East European Studies Programme (SEESP), European Studies Centre, St Antony’s College, Oxford, 5/2004.
            • Voutira, E., “Orientalist and Occidentalist Models of Nationalism”, Invited Paper at the International Conference on Understanding Arab Nationalisms, American University, Cairo. Egypt, 12/1/2004.

            2003

            • Voutira, E., “Varieties of ‘migrants’ and ‘refugees’ in contemporary Greece”, Paper presented in the conference on Nommer et classer dans les Balkans. Les termes de la différence en Grèc. Champs helléniques modernes et contemporains de l'Ecole française d'Athènes, Οκτώβριος 2003 (υπό έκδοση).
            • Voutira E. and Brouskou A. “Itineraries of exile and return among 'separated children' from the Greek civil war to Romania”, paper presented at the International Conference on The child refugees from Greece in Eastern and Central Europe after World War II, Fehérvárcsurgó, Hungary, 3-4 October, 2003.
            • Voutira, E., and L. Labrianidis, “Coming and Going: Albanian returning labour migrants from Greece and Italy”, presented at the South Eastern European Conference on Border Crossings in the Balkans, St.Antony’s College, University of Oxford, 17-18 May 2003.

            2002

            • Βουτυρά Ε., “Η πολιτική οικονομία της τραυματικής εμπειρίας στις ανθρωπιστικές παρεμβάσεις”, Εισήγηση στην επιστημονική ημερίδα με θέμα: Ιστορικότητα, Τραυματική Εμπειρία και Παιδική Ηλικία, Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλίας, Βόλος, 1 Ιουνίου 2002.
            • Βουτυρά Ε., “Dehumanizing Social Suffering”, Εισήγηση στην επιστημονική συνάντηση με θέμα Ανθρωπισμός και φωτογραφία μετά τον Steichen, British Council, Thessaloniki, February 2002.
            • Voutira, E., “Women Migrants as Dispossessed”, Invited Paper presented at the International Conference on Women, Migration and Human Rights, University Hassan II Ain Chock, Faculty of Law Economics and Social Sciences, Casablanca, Morocco, 13-14 March 2002.

            2001

            • Βουτυρά Ε., “Εθνογένεση, αποκλειστικότητα και το μοντέλο της μητρικής γλώσσας στα Βαλκάνια”, Εισήγηση στο Διεθνές Συνέδριο Κέντρου Ελληνικής Γλώσσας, ΓΛΩΣΣΑ-ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΑ-ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ: ΤΑ ΒΑΛΚΑΝΙΑ, Θεσσαλονίκη, 11-12 Νοεμβρίου 2001 (υπό έκδοση).
            • Voutira, E., “Refugees whose Term is it Anyway?”, Invited Public Lecture at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of East London, 4/04/2001.
            • Voutira, E., “Emic and Etic Constructions of Refugees in Modern Greek”, Paper Presented at the VII International Conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration, Johannesburg, South Africa, January 2001.

            2000

            • Voutira, E., and M.Psarou, “Gendered Violence in Rural Greek Families”, Paper presented at the International Conference on Gendering Ethics, University of Leeds, June 2000.
            • Voutira,E., “Post- Soviet Diaspora Politics: The Case of the Soviet Greeks”, Paper Presented at the Conference on Transnationalism, Diaspora and the State, University College London, 21 June 2000.

            1999

            • Voutira, E., “Intellectuals, Nation Building and State Crafting in the Balkans: Competing and Complementary Models”, Paper Presented at the International Conference on national Identity and Sovereign States in Southeastern Europe, Serbian Academy of Sciences, Belgrade, December 1999.
            • Voutira, E., “What is ‘the Knowledge Most Worth Having”, in the Global University of the 21st Century?’ Paper Presented at the Ist International Conference on Global Universities, Methodius and Cyril University, Skopje June 1999.

            1998

            • Voutira, E., “Post Soviet Diaspora Politics”, paper presented at the 2nd International Association Conference in the Study of Forced Migration, Jerusalem, December 1998.
            • Voutira, E., “Refugees, Migrants or Repatriates? The Use of Labels in Understanding Displacement”, Invited Paper presented at the Seminar Series on Identity and Displacement- Department of Social Anthropology, University of St.Andrews, April 30/ 1998.
            • Voutira, E., “Refugee Integration in Receiving Countries”, Paper presented at the International Conference on Integration of Migrants and Refugees in South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa, April 5, 1998.
            • Voutira, E., “Refugee Integration and Resettlement : Challenges for the new South Africa”, Invited paper delivered at the Lawyer’s for Human Rights Conference on Refugee Protection in the New South Africa, Pretoria 27-29/ 03/1998.
            • Voutira, E., “Conflict Resolution: The New Panacea?”, Paper presented at the International Conference on The Emperor’s New Clothes: Is there a New Relief Agenda?–London School of Economics and Overseas Development Institute, London 3/02/1998.

            1997

            • Voutira, E., “Dilemmas of identity and national belonging among the Greek diaspora in the former Soviet Union’, paper presented at the Seminar Series organised by the Greek General Consulate and the Department of Ethnology University of Hamburg, 22/11/1997.
            • Βουτυρά Ε., “Ρατσισμός, νέο-ρατσισμός και το παράδοξο της πολιτισμικής συνύπαρξης”, Εισήγηση στο Συνέδριο, Πολιτισμικές Ταυτότητες, Πολιτισμική Συνύπαρξη, Η Θεσσαλονίκη ως Πολιτισμικό Σταυροδρόμι, Παν/μιο Μακεδονία, Θεσσαλονίκη, 1-3/10 1997.
            • Voutira, E., “Constructions of ethnicity and the moral responsibility of the media”, Opening Address delivered at the International Seminar on Multi-cultural Reporting, Jangiellonian University, Krakow 8-10 October 1997.
            • Voutira, E., “Forced migration as a principle of segmentation: A conceptual model for understanding varieties of displacement”, Invited Lecture for the International Conference on Narrating Mobility, boundaries and Citizenship, University of Copenhagen 30 August-1 September 1997.
            • Voutira, E., “New Racism and the New World Order”, International Conference on Xenophobia and Racism in Southern Africa, School of Government University of Western Cape, Bellville- Cape Town, 13-15 June 1997.
            • Voutira, E., “Turn of the Century Pontic Greek diaspora nationalism: Why did it fail?”, Paper presented at the Trinity College Seminar Series Diasporas in History, Trinity College Oxford 3/06/1997.
            • Voutira, E., “Cultural Sensitivity or Creating a Permanent Underclass?”, Paper presented International Conference on Creating a Humane Immigration Regime, Refugee Studies Programme, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, 14 18 April 1997.
            • Voutira, E., “The Cultural Rehabilitation of the Greek language under State Socialism”, Invited Lecture at the Seminar Series on Culture and Translation, St. Catherine’s College, University of Cambridge, 6/03/1997.
            • Voutira, E., “Dilemmas of identity and national belonging among the Greek diaspora in the former Soviet Union”, Invited Paper presented at the Department of Ethnology University of Hamburg, 22/11/1997.

            1996

            • Voutira, E., “The Politics of Memory and Forgetting among the Pontic Greek Diaspora”, Fourth British Conference on: Identities, Spaces and Activities in Eastern Anatolia and the Caucasus, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, 8.6.96.
            • Voutira, E., “A science of planned change? Michael Cernea’s model of resettlement”, Paper presented at the International Conference on Reconstructing Livelihoods: Toward new Approaches to Resettlement”, Christ Church College, Oxford, September 9-12 1996.
            • Voutira, E., “The Language of Complex Emergencies and Idioms of Intervention”, Invited Paper presented at the International Conference on Complex Humanitarian Emergencies, World Institute of Development Economics (WIDER), Helsinki 1-4/09/1996.
            • Voutira, E., “East-West Repatriation in the Balkans: Varieties of Returnees and the Logic of Going Home”, Paper presented at the International Conference on Ideology in Balkan Anthropological Research, Sofia-Bankya, 29-31/08/1996.
            • Voutira, E., “Mainstreaming Gender in Humanitarian Emergencies: Problems and Prospects”, 1st International Association for the Study of Forced Migration Conference, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya, 9-14.4.1996.
            • Voutira, E., “Identities and Displacements in post-Soviet Societies”, Annual Conference of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, 31.3.1996.

            1995

            • Voutira, E., “Borrowed Children: The Case of Children’s Indoctrination in the Greek Civil War”, Paper presented at the International Conference on Nobody’s Children, Department of Anthropology, University of Durham 27-29/ 09/1995.
            • Voutira, E., “Ethnicity and Conflict in Eastern Europe and Africa”, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, January 1995.
            • Voutira, E., “Pontic Greek Refugee Repatriation (1919) and Ethnic Migration from the Former Soviet Union to Greece (1989 94): The Role of Civil Society in the Organisation of return”, Trinity College Seminar Series on Diasporas in History, University of Oxford, 18.4.1995.

            1994

            • Voutira, E., “Changing Patterns of East-West Migrations”, CNN East Europe Series, 2.7.1994.
            • Voutira, E., “International Aid, Government Policies and the Development of the Balkan Periphery; The case of the Soviet Greek refugee settlements in Thrace”, Paper presented at the Forum Against Ethnic Violence, University College London , 16.2.1994.

            1993

            • Voutira E., "Nationalism, Regionalism and Ethnicity in the Balkans and their Future as European Nation States", presented at the First International Conference on 'Nation Building in the Balkans', Blagoevgrad; Bulgaria, July 28 1993.
            • Voutira, E., “Refugees as Resources for Development: The case of the Russian Federation”, Paper presented at the Academic Seminar Series on Socialism and Development, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, 10.6.1993.
            • Voutira, E., “Human Rights, Refugees and Development”, Special International Conference Report on Human Rights in The Independent, 11 June 1993, Reprinted in the World Bank Development News Weekly Supplement, 18 June 1993.
            • Voutira, E., “Marrying Within, Living Without: Patterns of Cultural Adaptation Among Greek Repatriates from the Former Soviet Union”, Paper presented at the Queen Elizabeth House Forced Migration Lecture Series, 14/03/1993.
            • Voutira, E., “Dealing-in’ Persecution in Post Soviet Society”, Paper presented at the International Conference on Documenting Persecution in an Era of Global Instability, Harvard University Law School, 25.2.1993.
            • Voutira, E., “New Patterns of Repatriation among Pontic Greeks from Central Asia”, Invited lecture at the Centre for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham, 16.1.1993.
            • Voutira, E., “Argonauts of the Black Sea: Nationalism, Forced Migrations and Ethnic Survival among Greeks in the CIS”, Invited Paper at the London School of Economics, Social Anthropology Seminar Series, 26.1.1993.

            1992

            • Voutira, E., “Dilemmas of Greek Identity and the Lausanne Treaty”, Invited Paper presented at the Darwin College Seminar Series, University of Cambridge, 16.2.1992.
            • Voutira, E., “Issues of Ethnic Identity Among deported Nationalities in the former USSR”, Presented at the international Conference on Nationalism and Identity in the Turcic States, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, May 1992.

            1989

            • Voutira, E., “Making Sense of Refugee Experiences; Nationalism, Regionalism and Ethnicity in the Explanation of Asia Minor Refugee Experiences”, Modern Greek Studies Association (M.G.S.A) Symposium on Greek Migrations from the 15th 20th centuries, Anatolia College, Thessaloniki, 1989.