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Dr. Pavlos Kavouras

Professor and President, Faculty of Music Studies
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Institutional address:
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Faculty of Music Studies
School of Philosophy
University Campus, Zografou 15784
Athens, Greece
Tel.: +30-210-7277579

Qualifications details:
1991 – PhD in Cultural Anthropology (New School for Social Research)
1987 – MA in Urban Applied Anthropology (City College, City University of New York)

Areas of research:
Narrative and music, experience and communication, ethnography, phenomenological
hermeneutics and performance theory.

International expertise:
Conferences, professional organization memberships, intercultural and interdisciplinary
research collaborations.

Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnomusicology in the Faculty of Music Studies,
University of Athens

Research expertise:
Ethnographic fieldwork in Greece (Karpathos, Lesbos, Thrace and Eastern Macedonia,
Muslim Minority).
Theory of anthropology and ethnomusicology, dialogical and reflexive ethnography.

Selected publications:

Kavouras, Pavlos (ed.). 2007. Folklore and Tradition. Athens: Fagotto. [forthcoming]
______. 2006b. Trickster and Cain: A Musical Allegory. Athens: Fagotto.
_______. 2006a. Music as art, culture and ideology: An ethnographic research in Muslim
Minority of Thrace. Athens: University of Athens.

Kavouras, Pavlos. 2006c. “Review: Bright Balkan morning: Romani lives and the power of
music in Greek Macedonia, text by Angeliki Keil and Charles Keil, photographs by
Dick Blau, soundscapes by Steven Feld, 2002, Middletown: Wesleyan University
Press”. Ethnomusicology 50(1): 154-157.
______. 2006b. “Voices, meanings and identities: Cultural reflexivity in the opening and
closing ceremonies of the XXVIII Olympiad in Athens”. In: Making Music, Making
Meaning. International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM). Dvd-
______. 2006a. “Ethnographies of dialogical singing, dialogical ethnography”. Music and
Anthropology 10 <>.
_______. 1999. “The Biography of a Folk Musician: Ethnographic Interpretation, Field
Research and Fiction”. In: Music of Thrace. An Interdisciplinary Approach: Evros.
Athens: The Friends of Music Society - Research Programme ‘Thrace’. 319-421.
______. 1994. “Where the community ‘reveals itself’: Reflexivity and moral judgment in
Karpathos, Greece”. In: Kirsten Hastrup and Peter Hervik (eds.), Social experience
and anthropological knowledge. London and New York: Routledge. 139-65.
______. 1990. Ghlendi and Xenitia: The Poetics of Exile in Rural Greece (Olymbos,
Karpathos). PhD dissertation, New School for Social Research. Ann Arbor, Michigan:
______. 1989. “The Medea of Euripides: An anthropological perspective”. Dialectical
Anthropology 13: 123-142.

Professional organization memberships:

Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM)
International Association for Popular Music (IASPM)
International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM)
American Anthropological Association (AAA)