Dr. Vallianatos is a previous winner of the Faculty of Arts teaching award (2012) and her teaching interests overlap with her research topics on food, gender, body and health. Previously offered courses include Anthropology of Gender, Anthropology of Food, Nutritional Anthropology, Health & Healing, Engendering Food, Body and Health, Gender, Age & Culture, and Visual Anthropology. As Associate Chair (Undergraduate Programs), Dr. Vallianatos had taught the Honours students, providing guidance on research ethics, methods, fieldwork, and writing. Dr. Vallianatos had often incorporated community-service learning (CSL), so that students could connect ideas from the classroom to everyday problems and realities. She is currently working with Dr. Alison Dunwoody (Sociology) on pedagogical papers evaluating CSL students' learning.
Dr. Vallianatos has supervised individual undergraduate students in independent research courses. Interested students may register for ANTHR 471 or 472 after consultation with Dr. Vallianatos.