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Dissertation Title: Creating Good: Making Modern Greekness in Crisis Moment Athens


Emily Kuret is a PhD Student in Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Her research examines how Modern Greekness is made a matter of aesthetics in contemporary Athens, tracing how Athenians negotiate the quotidian reality of life through private and public artwork in a place where art and culture have famously been relegated to the domain of the political. Emily’s research and teaching interests include semiotic anthropology, interactional sociolinguistics, transcription methods, art history of Romantic and Ancient Classical Periods, anthropology of the good life, and social theory. She holds a BA in Anthropology, Linguistics and Studio Art from the University of Michigan, an MA in Social Science from the University of Chicago and a certificate in Arts Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.