Athena Athanasiou

Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece

Athena Athanasiou teaches at the Department of Social Anthropology at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, in Athens, Greece. She has studied history, archaeology and philosophy at the Universities of Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece. She has received her Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the New School for Social Research, in New York, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, at Brown University, USA (2001-2002). Her publications include: Life at the Limit: Essays on Gender, Body and Biopolitics (in Greek, Ekkremes, 2007); Judith Butler – Conversations with Athena Athanasiou, Dispossession: The Performative in the Political (Polity Press, 2012); Feminist Theory and Cultural Critique (ed., in Greek, Nissos, 2006); Rewriting Difference: Luce Irigaray and ‘the Greeks’ (co-ed. with Elena Tzelepis, SUNY Press, 2010); Biosocialities: Perspectives on Medical Anthropology (ed., in Greek, Nissos, 2011). She has been research supervisor in the FP6 European consortium “Values, Equality and Difference in Liberal Democracies: Debates about Female Muslim Headscarves in Europe” (2006-09). Her research interests include gender, feminist and queer theory, biopolitics, technologies of the body, antimilitarist movements, affect, nationalism, and memory.