Plexousaki Efi

Assistant Professor (tenured)

Academic field: Social Anthropology with emphasis on the Ethnography of the Mediterranean

Official Government Gazette, Issue: 310/30.12.04 τ.ΝΠΔΔ

Effie Plexoussaki studied Law at the School of Law in the University of Athens and holds a PHD in Social Anthropology and Ethnology (entitled “Le corps en jeu: discours sur la maladie et pratiques thérapeutiques en Crète Orientale”) from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She is teaching Social Anthropology at the University of the Aegean since 2000. From 2002 to 2017 she was also teaching at the Greek Open University, in a postgraduate program entitled: “Education: cultural differences and social inequalities”. She has teached at the University of Crete, at Panteion University and at the University of Athens.
She has developed research interests concerning representations of illness, sickness and healing in the ethnography of the Mediterrannean societies, the management of biopolitical difference among AIDS patients and medical agents and more recently on anthropology of education and minorities’ education in relation with ethnicity and collective identities.
From 1997-1999 she has conducted fieldwork on minority’s education as a member of a multidisciplinary team working on reforming the minority education in Thrace. This scientific team designed and organized the «Programme of Muslim Children’s Education», supervised by the Greek Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs and funded by the European Social Fund and National resources as part of the Operational Program “Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning” (Head: A. Frangoudaki) During the years 2006-2008 and 2010-2013 she has been member of the five members scientific comittee of the above project.
She was the sole editor of collective volume Transformations of nationalism. Performances of collective identity in Greece. Athens: Alexandreia Publications, 2014. This volume investigates nationalist formations in Greece and their transformations in today’s global environment with emphasis on how sub-national, national and supranational elements were articulated with collective identities at a local and a national level.

2020 «Anthropology of education and Ethnography of school». In A. Androusou and V. Tsafos (dir.), Sciences of Education: A Dynamic and Interdisciplinary Field. πεδίο. Αθήνα: Gutenberg.

2018 «Constructing modernity from its borders: Muslim minority women?s encounters with education and assisted reproductive technologies in Modern Greece» (with Pinelopi Topali), Journal of Modern Greek Studies, 36(1), pp. 165-192 Project MUSE,

2014 Introduction. Performances of place and nation in the post-national Greece, Athens: Alexandreia Publications (in Greek).

2014 Transformations of Nationalism. Performances of collective identity in Greece (dir.), Athens: Alexandreia Publications (in Greek).

2013 Direction of a 3 volumes series entitled Revisioning the political: anthropolican and historical research in Greece (in collaboration with E. Papataxiarchis and K. Rozakou), Athens: Alexandreia Publications (in Greek).

2011 Plexoussaki E. «The name of the “other”: Positioning and Confronting the Production of the “Minority” Category in Thrace» in A. Androussou and N. Askouni (eds.), Cultural Alterity and Human Rights, Metaixmio, Athens (In Greek).

2010 (in collaboration with Ν.Askouni) « Enquête auprès des familles en milieu minoritaire : conflits politiques, distance culturelle et questions de méthode» στο Monique Robin et Bernadette Tillard (eds.), La recherche au domicile des familles. Démarches et savoir faire, L Harmattan, Paris.

2008, «Minority and school education: dynamics of a shifting field» in Th. Dragonas and A. Frangoudaki (), Addiction not substraction. Multiplication not Division. The reforming on the education of Minority in Thrace, Metaixmio, Athens, p. 91-106 (In Greek).

2006 «In Greece or in Turkey; Education and dilemmas of identity of the “Muslim Minority” in Thrace In E. Papataxiarchis (ed.), Adventures of Alterity. The Production of Cultural Difference in Contemporary Greece, Alexandria Publications, Athens, p. 181-208 (In Greek).

2005 «En Grece ou en Turquie? Itineraires educatifs d’une minorité “musulman” en Thrace” , Ethnologie Francaise, 2005/2- Avril-Juin, σελ. 279-290.

2004 «Cries and Whispers: Women’s from the Muslim Minority Narratives of Conflict and Identities in Thrace» in Ch. Vlahoutsikou and Laurie Kain-Hart (eds.), When women have differences: Confrontations and Conflicts Between Women in Contemporary Greece, Medousa-Selas, Athens (In Greek).

2003 Culture and School, Series “Keys and Counter Keys” (, Alexandra Androussou (editor), Ministry of Education and Religions-University of Athens, Athens (In Greek).

2000 «The manipulation of alterity: narratives on AIDS» in R. Kaftantzoglou and M. Petronoti (editors) Borders and Margins. Inclusions and Exclusions, National Center for Social Research (EKKE), Athens, p. 109-129 (In Greek).

1996 in collaboration with K. Yannakopoulos «Le mal purifié: manipulation du sida en Grèce», L’Homme, 139, p. 125-135.


Undergraduate Courses

W/S-094 Educational care, family and parenting
specialised general knowledge
W/S-039 Ethnography of the Mediterranean
specialised general knowledge
SA-180 Anthropology of education
special background, specialised general knowledge

Graduate Courses

Courses taught

SHA-A-3 Anthropology of Education (graduate course, MA in Social and Historical Anthropology)


W/S-094 Educational care, family and parenting
specialised general knowledge
W/S-039 Ethnography of the Mediterranean
specialised general knowledge
SA-180 Anthropology of education
special background, specialised general knowledge

Postgraduate Courses

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