Professor Dr. Dr. Eftihia Voutira

Professor, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
Department of Balkan, Slavic and Eastern Studies
Head of the Laboratory for the Study of Culture, Borders and Gender (Lab/CBG)

She has studied Philosophy at the University of Chicago and at Harvard University where she received a doctorate, and then she did postgraduate studies in Social Anthropology at Cambridge University, where she received a second doctorate. She has taught at the University of Oxford in the Refugee Studies Programme (1992-1998) and at the Forced Migration and Refugees Studies Centre, American University in Cairo (2001-2008). Since 1998, she has been Professor in the Anthropology of Forced Migration at the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies at University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece. As anthropologist, she has done extensive fieldwork in the former Soviet Union, in South and Central Africa, and in the Middle East. She has published extensively on issues of refugee protection and humanitarian assistance. She is the author of several monographs.

Her research interests include: Refugees, Forced migration, Post Soviet Studies, Diasporas, Humanitarianism, Repatriation and Integration policies, Post Conflict Studies.

She is the author of To Oplo Para Poda. University of Macedonia Press, Thessaloniki 2005. Between Past and Present. Kritiki, Athens 2007. Memories and Oblivion of the Greek Civil War. Epikentro, Thessaloniki 2008. The Right to Return and the Meaning of Home. A Post Soviet Diaspora Becoming European. Lit-Verlag 2011. Policies of everyday life. Alexandria, Athens 2014. Securitizing the Mediterranean? Cross-border Migration Practices in Greece. In A. Bloch & G. Dona (eds.), Forced Migration. Current Issues and Debates. Routledge, 2019