Dr. Angela C Glaros, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Office: 3140 - Blair
Angela Glaros's Vita
Fall 2017 Office Hours: Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Friday 1:00 - 3:00 pm or by appointment.
Frequently Taught Courses
Introduction to Anthropology (ANT 2200)
Introduction to Anthropology, Honors (ANT 2290)
Anthropology of Religion (ANT 3606)
Anthropology of Europe (ANT 3608)
Language and Culture (ANT 3610)
The Body in Anthropological Perspective (ANT 3612)
Ethnographic Practice in Anthropology (ANT 3960 Special Topics)
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Anthropology (2011)
Dissertation: Singing Knowledge: Aesthetics, Authority, and Gender in Skyrian Music.
Graduate minor, Gender and Women's Studies
M.S. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Anthropology (1998)
B.A., University of Minnesota, International Relations/French (1993)
American Anthropological Association
Central States Anthropological Society (1st Vice President)
Greece, Greek-American communities; gender; vocal music; religion
2013 Turning the Song: Music. Power, and the Aesthetics of Collaboration. Collaborative Anthropologies, vol.6, pp. 130-148.
Selected Conference Presentations
2017 “The Erotics of Nostalgia: Performing Longing and Belonging in Skyrian Music.” John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation Lecture, University of Illinois
Modern Greek Studies Program. Urbana, IL.
2016 “There Was No Crying”: Women’s Mourning as Essential Ritual Disruption in Greek Orthodox Funerals.” Presented in organized session, “Ritual and the
Evidentiary Wisdom of Accident.” American Anthropological Association 113th
Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN.
2015 “The Sound of Orthodoxy: Gender, Power and Liturgical Singing in Greek-American Churches in Downstate Illinois.” Annual Conference of the Midwest
Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology. Urbana, Illinois.
2015 “All Our Songs Are Love Songs: The Erotic in the Skyrian Past.” Central States Anthropological Society 92nd
Annual Meeting. St. Paul, MN.
2015 “Awed by the Beauty: Gender and the Senses in Byzantine Chant.” 60th
Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology. Austin, TX.
2014 “Byzantine Chant and/as Material Culture.” Presented in organized session, “Producing Anthropology and Religion at the Crossroads of Material and
Belief.” American Anthropological Association 113th
Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.
2013 “Music, Power, and the Aesthetics of Collaboration.” American Anthropological Association 112th
AnnualMeeting. Chicago, IL.
2012 “’My Saint George’: Crossing Landscape and Soundscape in Skyros, Greece.” Poster presentation at American Anthropological Association 111th
Meeting. San Francisco, CA.
2011 “Laundry, Liminality and Legibility: Meeting Informants on the Threshold.” American Anthropological Association 110th
AnnualMeeting. Montreal, Quebec.
Turning the Song: Antiphony and Social Aesthetics in Skyros, Greece.” American Anthropological Association 109th
AnnualMeeting. New Orleans, LA.
2010 “’My St. George the Skyrian:’ Singing a Saint into a Greek Island Soundscape.” International Interdisciplinary Conference, “Soundscapes of the Spirit:
Cosmology and Sound Art from the Black to the Aral Seas,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Funding & Grants
2015 Eastern Illinois University College of Sciences Early Research Support Grant
2014 Eastern Illinois University College of Sciences Early Research Support Grant
2013 Eastern Illinois University Council on Faculty Research Summer Grant
2009 Paleologos Graduate Scholarship, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North America
2007 Fulbright Fellowship, Institute of International Education
2007 Tullia Magrini Scholarship Award for Research on the Anthropology of Music & Mediterranean Cultures, University of Bologna, Italy and International
Council on Traditional Music
2007 Nelle M. Signor Fellowship in International Relations, University of Illinois
2001 Ethnographic Research Training Grant, National Science Foundation
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Program Chair, Central States Anthropological Society Annual Meeting, April 19-21, 2018, Bloomington, IN