PhD Candidate



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

Emily Kuret is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Her research follows the processes by which the aesthetics and experience of art get figured as a site for political or social intervention in the semiotic work of groups involved in contemporary art curation and outreach. Her dissertation project focuses on how arts organizations operating in Athens differently understand art and arts engagement as being good for persons, institutions, or nations of Europe and Greece vis-a-vis the aesthetics of the past and politics of the present, including the qualities of "crisis" and "Greekness". Emily’s research and teaching interests include linguistic and semiotic anthropology, transcription methods, anthropology of the good life, ekphrasis, and art theory. Emily holds an MA in social science from the University of Chicago and a BA in linguistics, anthropology and studio art from the University of Michigan.