Dionisios Kavadias, PhD

Dr. Kavadias (ΔΚ) is a medical anthropologist who specializes in ontologies of the body by studying different cultural practices of healing and food. He has a master’s degree in social science from the University of Chicago and a PhD in cultural anthropology from the University of Virginia for research on the medical, economic, and religious uses of family-made olive oil among farmers in southwestern Greece. Material culture studies plays a large part in his research, given a former career in historical archaeology.

Drawing from more than two decades of experience in anthropological research and international education, his teaching emphasizes the relationship between global systems and personal experiences. He has been awarded for achievements in both writing and teaching, but music and food are his favorite forms of communication.


  • PhD, Cultural Anthropology, University of Virginia
Dionisios Kavadias, PhD

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