Venetia Kantsa

 

Photo Βενετία ΚαντσάDr. Venetia Kantsa is Associate Professor of Social Anthropology, at the Department of Social Anthropology and History, University of the Aegean, Greece and Director of the Laboratory of Family and Kinship Studies at the same Department. She studied philosophy at the University of Ioannina and social anthropology at the University of the Aegean in Greece and holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London (2001).  She has conducted extensive fieldwork on women’s same-sex sexuality in Greece, the visibility of same-sex desires, same-sex families, motherhood and new forms of parenthood, the summer lesbian community in Eresos, and the history of the lesbian movement. She has also published extensively on kinship theory, gender epistemology and methodology, politics of sexuality and conceptualizations of citizenship. Her current research focuses on assisted reproduction, shifting conceptualizations of kinship and science, and the distribution of authoritative knowledge in the context of emerging social and technological transformations.