My name is Sofia Varino and I am a feminist academic and writer currently based in Berlin.
I study the social and cultural histories of biomedical knowledge with a focus on North American contexts. Moving between feminist technoscience studies, environmental studies and media & cultural theory, my research tackles cultural practices of illness, health, disability and sexuality. Currently I am a fellow at the Rhizome Project on Gender & Science at the Image Knowledge Design interdisciplinary laboratory, and a guest researcher at the Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies at Humboldt University in Berlin, where I will be teaching a graduate seminar in the M.A. Gender Studies program during the Winter semester 2017.
My research has been published in the peer-reviewed journals Women's Studies Quarterly, Feral Feminisms, International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies, and is forthcoming in Somatechnics and in the book collection Feminist Food Studies: Exploring Intersectionality by Women's Press, Canada. In parallel with my academic research, I work on intersdiciplinary projects across media, performance, poetry and the digital humanities. Current projects include the Radical Encounter podcast with Patricia Silva, the NYC Feminist Film Week at Anthology Film Archives, and Harmattan Theater, an environmental performance collective where I am associate director. My poetry has appeared in various magazines and periodicals and I received an Underground Poet of the Year Award in 2002. My chapbook Natural Language is forthcoming from dancing girl press in Fall 2017.