Sofia Varino is a cultural studies scholar, writer, and film programmer based in Berlin, Germany. Her research is embedded in transdisciplinary feminist and queer methodologies with a focus on the politics and histories of knowledge production across biomedical, environmental, technological, media and social practices. Her work has appeared in the peer-reviewed journals European Journal of Women's Studies, Women's Studies Quarterly, and Feral Feminisms, and is forthcoming in a special issue of Somatechnics journal she is co-editing. Since 2016, she has been a Fellow at the Rhizome Project on Gender & Science at the Image Knowledge Gestaltung Cluster of Excellence, and a Guest Researcher at the Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies at Humboldt University in Berlin, where she has taught graduate seminars on queer and feminist theory. Alongside her academic research and teaching, she works across experimental writing, multimedia, performance and the digital humanities. Current projects include the Radical Encounter podcast co-hosted with Patricia Silva, the NYC Feminist Film Week at Anthology Film Archives, and the environmental performance collective Harmattan Theater. Her poetry has appeared in various periodicals and her chapbook Natural Language was published in 2017 by dancing girl press & studio. She holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and a graduate certificate in Art and Philosophy from Stony Brook State University of New York.
"Incorporeal Conditions: Elizabeth Grosz's Ontoethics" review of The Incorporeal by Elizabeth Grosz. Freiburger Zeitschrift Nr. 24, 2018.
"Liminal politics: Performing feminine difference with Hélène Cixous." European Journal of Women's Studies, "Femininity Revisited" Special Issue, 2018.
Vital Differences. Indeterminacy & the Biomedical Body. Stony Brook State University of New York. ProQuest, 2017.
"Aquapelagic Assemblages: Performing Urban Ecology with Harmattan Theater." (with May Joseph). WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly, "At Sea" Special Issue. Vol. 45, No. 1, 2017.
"The Brain’s Body: Neuroscience and Corporeal Politics by Victoria Pitts-Taylor." Zentrum für transdisziplinäre Geschlechterstudien Bulletin Info Nr. 53, 2016.
"Moving Dangers: Motion, Danger, and the Queer Body in Performance." Feral Feminisms. Issue 5: Untimely Bodies, 2016.
“The Morning They Shot Anavere,” Ink, Sweat & Tears, 2018
Natural Language. Dancing Girl Press, 2017
RECENT TALKS & LECTURES
TALK "A Kind of Derangement: The Pathogenic Temporalities of Chemical Sensitivity" SLSA Society for Literature, Science & the Arts 32nd Annual Conference | Toronto, Canada. 15-18 November, 2018 (forthcoming)
TALK “Material (Dis)Unities: historicizing celiac disease as a disorder of malabsorption in Willem Dicke's Experimental Studies 1948-49” European Society for the History of Science Biennial Conference | London, U.K. 14-17 September, 2018
INVITED LECTURE NOISE Graduate Summer School, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. 28 August, 2018
TALK "Aquatopia: Performing Ecology as Community in Urban Spaces" Interspecies Entanglements panel. "Urban Matters: Material Engagements with Communities and Borders in Times of Movement" 9th Annual Conference on the New Materialisms | Utrecht University, The Netherlands. 22 June, 2018