Evgenia Fotiou is a cultural anthropologist with an interest in health and healing in cross-cultural perspective as well as contemporary spirituality issues. She is currently an ACM-Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Indigenous Religious Traditions at Luther College, where she teaches courses in the Department of Religion and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work.
She received her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology and Latin American Studies from UW-Madison in 2010 and her M.A. in 2001. She is originally from Greece, where she received a B.A. in Communications and Mass Media. Her dissertation research was on shamanic tourism in Peru. While she pursued her graduate studies, she taught in the Departments of Anthropology and Gender and Women's Studies. She has worked as a lecturer at the UW-Madison Department of Gender and Women's Studies and the UW-Madison Department of Anthropology. She has also worked in the UW-Madison's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology assisting in research on health disparities and perinatal risk among women of color. She is an energetic member of the professional community and has served on committees and as a reviewer for submitted manuscripts for the Journal Anthropology of Consciousness, for which she edited a special issue published in the spring of 2012. She has presented at several professional meetings and has chaired and organized panels, bringing together scholars from a variety of disciplines.
She has lived, worked and studied in Greece, Austria, Peru, Germany and the United States and is fluent in Greek, German, English and Spanish.