Ph.D. Anthropology, Emory University, 2008
M.A. Anthropology, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2000
B.A. Anthropology, University of Texas at San Antonio, 1998
Economic anthropology, money and finance, alternative and sustainable agriculture and food systems, US and Greece.
Faidra Papavasiliou is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Anthropology, and a member of the executive committee of the Center for Hellenic Studies at GSU. She earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Emory University in 2008, concentrating on community currencies and alternative economic mobilization. Her current research and teaching interests focus on alternative social and economic mobilization, agriculture and food in the U.S. and Greece. Her S-SARE-funded project examines food hubs, novel efforts to aggregate local, sustainably produced food for larger markets, and the place and effect of aggregation on the local food system in the Southwestern US. For the past several years she has also been tracing the emergence of activism around traditional agricultural varieties and seed sharing as a form of solidarity mobilization in Greece.
Furman, Carrie and Faidra Papavasiliou. 2018. Scale and Affect in the Local Food Movement. Food, Culture and Society.
Furman, Carrie, Julia Gaskin, Faidra Papavasiliou, Kate Munden-Dixon, Hilda Kurtz and Lurleen Walters. 2017. Food Hubs in Georgia: A Potential Market for Small and Mid-Scale Farms. UGA Extension Bulletin 1488. University of Georgia.
Papavasiliou, Faidra and Carrie Furman. 2016. A Case for Domestic Field Schools: Integrating Ethnographic Teaching and Research in the Study of Sustainable Food Systems in Georgia. General Anthropology 23(2) 1-5.
Papavasiliou, Faidra. 2015. Seed Exchange Networks. In “Food Issues,” Ken Albala ed. Sage.
Papavasiliou, Faidra. 2015. Barter and the Informal Economy. In “Food Issues,” Ken Albala ed. Sage.
Margomenou, Despina and Faidra Papavasiliou. 2013. Times of Crisis and Seeds of New Intimacies on a Northern Aegean Island: Activism, Alternative Exchange Networks and Re-Imagined Communities. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 13(3) 523-529.
Papavasiliou, Faidra. 2010. Fair Money, Fair Trade: Alternative Consumption in a Local Currency Economy. 2010. In “Fair Trade and Social Justice: Global Ethnographies” Lyon, Sarah and Marc Moberg eds. New York University Press.
Papavasiliou, Faidra, Christa Essig, Peggy Barlett and Alice Rolls. 2007. Is Healthy Eating Possible in DeKalb County? An Assessment of Food Availability, Access and Cost in Two Neighborhoods. Report for the Atlanta Local Food Initiative. Decatur, GA: DeKalb County Board of Health.