Sweaty Theory


Athena Athanasiou


On the volume (in Greek):
Affect in the Political: Subjectivities, Powers and Inequalities in the Contemporary World
Edited and introduced by: Eirini Avramopoulou
Translations by: Ourania Tsiakalou



Athena Athanasiou is Professor of Social Anthropology and Gender Theory at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (Athens, Greece). Among her publications are the books: Agonistic Mourning: Political Dissidence and the Women in Black (Edinburgh University Press, 2017); Dispossession: The Performative in the Political (with Judith Butler, Polity Press, 2013); Crisis as a “State of Exception” (Athens, 2012); Life at the Limit: Essays on Gender, Body and Biopolitics (Athens, 2007). She has edited and co-edited the collective volumes: Feminist Theory and Cultural Critique (Athens, 2006); Rewriting Difference: Luce Irigaray and “the Greeks” (SUNY Press, 2010); Biosocialities (Athens, 2011); Deconstructing the Empire: Theory and Politics of Postcolonial Studies (Athens, 2016). She has been a fellow at the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, at Brown University, and at the Center for the Study of Social Difference, at Columbia University. She is a member of the editorial advisory board of the journals Critical Times, Feminist Formations, Philosophy and Society, feministiqá, and Journal of Greek Media and Culture.