The Department of Social Anthropology at Panteion University is the only university department in the country that offers exclusively a degree in social anthropology.
The Department’s primary objective is to offer a studies program in social and cultural anthropology with a special emphasis on the emergent as well as the core issues and questions related to theory, methodology and ethnography in the analysis of the comparative diversity of societies and cultures. In this regard, the Department aims to provide students with the necessary theoretical and methodological knowledge background and skills for an anthropological perspective in the comparative research, analysis and interpretation of social and cultural phenomena.
The Department is actively involved in international research and academic networks. Faculty members of the Department hold longstanding affiliations with academic institutions, worldwide, and are involved in international research projects funded by the European Commission, the Mellon Foundation and other funding bodies.
The research and academic activities of the Department are further enhanced and supported by the recently established Anthropological Research Laboratory. The aim of the Laboratory is to promote the development of theoretical and methodological interdisciplinary exchanges, in order to explore the new and emerging tendencies of doing, writing and perceiving anthropology today.