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Dionisios Kavadias, PhD
Dionisios specializes in different cultural understandings of the body and family life by studying local practices of healing and food. He earned his PhD in cultural anthropology from the University of Virginia for research on the economic, culinary, and religious uses of family-made olive oil among farmers in southwestern Greece. Drawing from prior research on immigrant experiences in Chicago and Washington, DC (picking up a master’s in social science for this work from the University of Chicago), and from nearly 10 years of experience teaching in foreign language, ESL, and study abroad programs, his courses emphasize the importance of personal experience in global contexts. He has been recognized for achievements in both writing and teaching, but music and food are his favorite forms of communication.
- PhD, cultural anthropology, University of Virginia