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PANAYOTIS PANOPOULOS Permanent Assistant Professor

Contact Details
Dept. of Social Anthropology and History Ktirio Dioikisis, Lofos Panepistimiou GR-81100 Mytilini, Greece

Binio Hall, Second Floor
Tel: +30 22510 36332


SA – 130: Anthropology of Religion, Ritual and Symbolic Systems

SA - 192: Anthropology of Music

SA - 191: Anthropology of Sound

Pr/S: Anthropology of Music

Pr/S: Music and Globalization

KAI-A-1: Ethnography of Greece and Southern Europe (Compulsory for majors) – Master in Social and Historical Anthropology


Panayotis Panopoulos was born in Athens in 1967. He received his University Degree in Education from the University of Athens in 1989 and his Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of the Aegean in 1998. He has taught at the Democretian University of Thrace, the University of Crete and Panteion University,Athens. His research interests concern the anthropology of sound and performance.He is currently conducting research on the culture of the Deaf community in Greece. He has worked as a Research Visiting Scholar at Princeton University and theUniversity of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the European Association of Social Anthropologists and the Greek Society for Acoustic Ecology.

Selected Publications

  • Skyros Carnival. Photographs by Dick Blau, Essay by Agapi Amanatidis and Panayotis Panopoulos, CD + DVD by Steven Feld. Santa Fe, New Mexico: VOXLOX, 2011.

  • ''The Gender of Voice: Transgressing the Boundaries of Bodily Sound''. In Language and Sexuality: (Through and) Beyond Gender. Canakis, Costas, Venetia Kantsa and Kostas Yannakopoulos, eds. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Pp. 205-18, 2010.

  • ''Retour au village natal. Associations locales et renouveau culture''. Ethnologie Francaise, Special issue on Greece [Numero 2005 (2): 243-53, Grece, Figures de l’ Alterite], edited by Evthymios Papataxiarchis.

  • ''Animal Bells as Symbols: Sound and Hearing in a Greek Island Village''. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (N.S.), 9 (4): 639-56, 2003.

  • ''Between Self and Others: The Academic Establishment of Greek Anthropology''. In Educational Histories of European Social Anthropology. Drackle, Dorle, Iain R. Edgar and Thomas Schippers, eds. Oxford: Berghahn Books. Pp. 193-205.

  • ''Revitalizing the Past, Contextualizing the Present: Cultural Responses to the Tradition of Improvised Singing in Aegean Greece''. Journal of Mediterranean Studies, 1996. Vol. 6, No. 1: 56-69, 2003.