Anna T. (independent researcher), PhD, born in 1984, has worked as an artist, theorist, and educator in Greece, England, Germany, and Austria. Since 2003 she has exhibited and participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions and new media festivals in Europe, the Americas, and Australia. Between 2014 and 2017 she was a board member and curator at Mz* Baltazar’s Lab, a feminist hackerspace for creatives in Vienna, and since 2017 she has taught at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the University of Art and Design Linz. Her interests are queer theory, peripherica theory, postcolonialism, feminisms, performance studies, linguistics, performative writing, speculative fiction. She lives in Vienna (Austria).
Asli Telli (independent researcher) is thrilled in reflecting on offline-online transpositionalities, urban transformations and new mobilities. The spill-over effect of such versatilities to the onlife doubles her wonder. She is open to imagining collaborations, curations, and writing without borders. Her interests are cyber-gender theory, digital urban and mobility studies, diverse community activism, visual sociology and design. She lives in Siegen (Germany) and can be reached at telli.asli (at) inventati.org
fil ieropoulos (buckinghamshire new university) was born in Athens in 1978 and raised in northern greece. He studied media arts and cultural studies in the UK and has been working at Buckinghamshire New University since 2003. His films, performances, artworks and writing have been shown in numerous festivals, conferences, and showcases around Europe. His interests are queer performance, scientific ‘common-sense’, conspiracy, truths, toxic (phil)hellenism, deconstruction, overidentification & subversive affirmation, happenings, and art audience participation, as well as curatorial strategies. He lives in Athens (Greece), London (UK), and Berlin (Germany) and can be reached at fierop01 (at) bucks.ac.uk
Leslie Gauditz (University Bremen) is interested in methodology and social transformation. She lives in Hamburg (Germany).
Christina (University of Western Macedonia) is interested in digital feminism, digital culture, anti-disinformation, visual art, and activism. She lives in Thessaloniki (Greece).
Angelica Sgouros (University of Amsterdam) is an editor, writer and translator. She is currently completing her research MA in Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam, where her research explores literary narratives of grief and desire, affect, ecstasy and conditions of the ecstatic. Her true love is indie publishing. She is interested in literary narratives of grief and desire, affect and emotion, dispossession, ecstasy and ecstatic states, autotheory, gender and sexuality, and diaspora (in terms of her academic work); radical and independent publishing, writing, translation, decolonizing literary and knowledge production, and self-organization models of all kinds (in terms of her personal, professional and activist work). She lives in Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Athens (Greece) and can be reached at ansgouros (at) gmail.com.
Margareta Lelea (German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture, DITSL) is a feminist geographer engaging action research methodologies as part of a transdisciplinary approach to cultivate increased collaboration between diverse stakeholders whose activities make up food systems. She focuses on issues of inclusion and exclusion and how to cooperate to create more diverse and equitable economies. She received her PhD in Geography from the University of California, Davis, with a Designated Emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research. At UCD, she worked for the Gender and Global Issues Program and later the Consortium for Women and Research. Margareta co-founded the Davis Feminist Film Festival in 2005 which is now organized by the UCD Women’s Resources and Research Center. She co-taught the first Gender and Geography course ever offered in Romania while on a Fulbright Junior Fellowship. Currently, Margareta contributes to European-African research collaborations, including co-leading a workpackage focused on capacity building with women’s groups to process underutilized species. She lives in Kassel (Germany) and can be reached at m.a.lelea (at) ditsl.org.
Cressida Heyes (University of Alberta) is a feminist philosopher and H.M. Tory Chair and Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Alberta. She is the author of three books, the latest Anaesthetics of Existence: Essays on Experience at the Edge. More at www.cressidaheyes.com. They live in Edmonton/Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Canada/Treaty 6).
Anna Kavoura (University of Jyväskylä) is a postdoctoral researcher in the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. She completed a Master’s Degree Programme in Sport and Exercise Psychology and a PhD in Sport Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä. Her research focuses on the intersections of gender, sexuality, culture and identity in sport (and particularly in martial arts and combat sports). Her interests are cultural sport psychology; martial arts studies; gender and sexuality in sport; queer sport spaces; identity; LGBTIQ+ experiences in sport; feminist poststructuralist and queer theories, discourse analysis, and ethnography. She lives in Jyväskylä (Finland) and Athens (Greece) and can be reached at anna.kavoura (at) jyu.fi.
Maria Louka (journalist, filmmaker, member of Kamia Anoxi) has studied psychology and for the last 10 years she has been working as a journalist based in Athens. Currently, Maria is making a documentary observing the mourning process through some murder cases that shocked Greek society, such as the assassination of immigrant Shehzad Luqman, anti-fascist Pavlos Fyssas, and LGBTQI+ activist Zak Kostopoulos. She is also a chief editor at documentary series for Cosmote History/ERT. Her writing about about issues of gender violence, human rights, the “refugee crisis,” and authoritarian governance appears on the Greek websites Popaganda and Omnia. Her interests are activism, writing, filmaking. Maria lives in Athens (Greece).
Eirini Dafermou (Kamia Anoxi), assigned female at birth, learned the hard way–is there any other?–what it means to become a woman under patriarchy and capitalism, made up her mind to fight against both at the age of 13. Never stopped ever since. What a blast has it been! Her interests are activism and community organising. Eirini lives in Athens (Greece) and can be reached at eirinidafermou (at) yahoo.gr.
eleni tzirtzilaki (www.nomadikiarxitektoniki.net) is an architect-community artist. She organizes actions through a composite art that includes walking, poetry, painting, writing and performance. She studied architecture in Florence. Her PhD thesis, at the School of Architecture of the Athens National Technical University, is entitled “Displaced Urban Nomads in the Metropolises. Contemporary issues on moving around, the city and the space” (Nisos 2008). She participated in the group “Urban Void” (Astiko Keno, Futura 2006). Her work is showcased in the book Nomadic Architecture. Walking through Fragile Landscapes (Futura 2018). She created the “Nomadic Architecture Network” in 2005. The bodies create–each time starting from scratch–a shifting space-time at a specific site, crossing the borders. The process takes place through the collaboration of nomadic subjects, their involvement with each-other, their involvement with the residents and with the creation of “ephemeral communities.” She has realized walking art actions, such as Procession in the Traces of Habitation; Crossing Elaionas: Water Girls-Water Boys (at Kifissos river); In the Traces of Guerilla Fighter Nitsa-Eleni Papagiannaki–Electra; and Walking there…, Revolution Bodies, amongst others. The house as fabric has a gender approach. Her interests are walking practice, art and research women history, and research territory. eleni lives in Athens (Greece/mediterraneo) and can be reached at nomad.etzi (at) gmail.com.
Despina Graneta (independent researcher) is a psychotherapist who emphasises embodied practices and creative expression. Her interests are embodied practices, healing practices, gender studies, body politics, group-work, and dream-work. She lives in Athens (Greece) and can be reached at despinagraneta (at) gmail.com.
Vanessa Oberin (University of Potsdam / SENSING Research Group) has a BA in art history and english and MA in media studies and is now a doctoral
student at the research group “SENSING: The Knowledge of Sensitive Media” in Potsdam. Her interests are art, media, somatic practices, affect, feminist phenomenology, and emotion cultures. She lives in Berlin (Germany) and can be reached at v.oberin (at) sensing-media.de.
Neni Panourgiá (Columbia University) is an anthropologist, Associate Professor at the Justice in Education Program, Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University. Her publications include Fragments of Death, Fables of Identity. An Athenian Anthropography; Ethnographica Moralia (co-edited with George Marcus); Dangerous Citizens. The Greek Left and the Terror of the State, and a new edition of Paul Radin’s Primitive Man as Philosopher. She publishes on anthropology, ethnography, critical theory, art and architecture, critical medical studies, and politics. Her new book is forthcoming in English under the title Leros: Neural genealogies and the saltatory conductivity of space and in Greek under the title Λέρος: Η γραμματική του εγκλεισμού (Εκδόσεις Νεφέλη). Neni’s interests are ethnography, anthropology, architecture, prison education, spaces of confinement, plastic arts, and ruin photography. She lives in New York (USA) and Athens (Greece) and can be reached at np255 (at) columbia.edu.
Stavroula (Epi-po-lai@ study/research team on Genders and Sexualities, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) graduated from the Medical School of Thessaloniki in 2014. She worked as a doctor with Doctors Without Borders in refugee missions in Idomeni, Lesvos, and Chios from 2015 to 2018. She obtained an MA in “Global Health –Disaster Medicine” from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Currently, she is doing her internship in Thessaloniki and attends MA courses in “Public Health and Health Policy” at the Aristotle University. Stavroula’s interests are migration, (medical) anthropology, (bio)politics of health, feminism, queer theory, and activism. She lives in Thessaloniki (Greece) and can be contacted at stavkostaki (at) hotmail.com.
Caterina Stamou (independent researcher) holds a BA in Communication, Media, and Culture from Panteion University in Athens and a Joint Master’s Degree in English and American Studies from Paris Diderot – Paris VII and Ca’ Foscari university in Venice and is a member of the Hellenic Association for American Studies. Caterina wrote her MA thesis in the multiplicity of female identity as constructed in Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s experimental novel Dictée. She has worked precariously as an intern, mediator, curator, and assistant in several cultural institutions in Greece and abroad. She loves analog photography, singing and film festivals. Her interests are comparative, cross-cultural, and/or intersectional approaches in literature (in particular, transnational perspectives on contemporary American literature) and female writing; and collaborative curatorial and autonomous artistic practices that question the neoliberal economies and imperatives of institutional cultural production. Caterina lives in Athens (Greece) and can be reached at katontheroad (at) hotmail.com.
Chia Longman (Centre for Research on Culture and Gender, Ghent University) is the Director of the Centre for Research on Culture and Gender and Programme Director of the Interuniversity MA Program in Gender and Diversity at Ghent University. Her interests are research and teaching. Chia lives in Ghent (Belgium) and can be reached at Chia.Longman (at) UGent.be.
Amodini Kostaki (independent researcher) studied French literature in Athens, and Social Ecology and Social Anthropology in the USA. She worked in the field of Environmental Education for NGOs and Unesco. Moreover, she participated in co-creating online environmental educational projects and material, with the Greek Ministry of Education. She also worked as a reporter and columnist for mainstream and alternative media. During the last 15 years she teaches and practices various meditative and energy healing techniques. NLP Coaching for the empowerment of socially vulnerable groups is her focal point. She has facilitated various interdisciplinary trainings, as a volunteer, for that purpose. Her interests are ecofeminism, participatory leadership, non violent communication, physical theater, healing trauma and redefining identity, meditation and alternative healing, poetry and arts for social change, community living, and individuality. Amodini lives in Athens (Greece).
Moshoula (California State University Northridge) has research interests and passions that involve the use of arts-based research methodologies as a form of activism for social justice and as a way to highlight the voices of marginalized individuals, groups and communities. Interdisciplinary perspectives from social work, gender & sexuality studies and sociology intersect to shape her interest in: critical pedagogies, transnational issues, empowerment, social justice and diversity, anti-oppressive and de-colonizing research and practice methods, critical feminist and queer theory, visual and public sociology, community engagement, and social activism through the arts. Her interests also include photovoice methodology; visual sociology; qualitative research methods; anti-oppressive and decolonizing approaches to research and practice; community art as activism; social justice; sex work; immigrants and refugees; LGBTQ+ children and youth; intersectionality; critical feminist theory; and queer theory. Moshoula lives in California (USA) and can be reached at moshoula (at) csun.edu.
Gina Vukojević (independent researcher) finds “brief biographical notes” to be amongst the trickiest of writing tasks, but is always open to a chat about that. Thanks to Twitter, she might include “Stationary enthusiast, grumpy feminist, inclusion keener, former refugee.” Her interests are equity and equality; “international development” and transnational feminisms; refugees and forced migration; employment and organizational development/culture; (feminist) affect, intersectionality, queerness, and embodied learning. Gina lives in Ottawa (Canada) mostly, Serbia, and Croatia, and can be reached at ginavukojevic (at) gmail.com.
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Last update: 2 April 2020