James P. Verinis

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James P. VerinisAdjunct Professor

Contact Information

(401) 254-3254jverinis@rwu.eduFCAS 130A

Education

B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design
M.A. New School for Social Research
Ph.D. Binghamton University

Dr. Verinis is a cultural anthropologist whose research, conducted primarily in Greece and surrounding parts of Southeastern Europe, has focused on ethno-national identity, the revival of the modern Olympic Games, immigration, agriculture, food, and the environment. With a grant from the Wenner Gren Foundation Verinis is currently investigating the ongoing phenomenon of mass migration to Europe through Greece as well as economic austerity there. In particular he is concerned with how these socio-economic pressures are affecting agricultural development, rural life and the meaning of foods.