© Marit Bugge Varino

© Marit Bugge Varino

We Are Strangers. 2013. © SHV

Nightwood series. 2010-15 © SHV

Nightwood series. 2010-15 © SHV

American Eye. 2014 ©SHV

Cinekink Film Festival Gala performance, NYC 2009 © Stacie Joy

Cinekink Film Festival Gala performance, NYC 2009 © Stacie Joy

I am a feminist academic, writer and film programmer living in Berlin.

Moving across feminist science studies, environmental theory, visual culture and body studies, my research is concerned with the production and circulation of knowledge about illness, health, disability and sexuality as body practices within transnational North American contexts. Currently I am a visiting researcher at the Rhizome Project on Gender & Science at the Image Knowledge Gestaltung interdisciplinary cluster and I teach at the Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies at Humboldt University in Berlin. 

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, experimental narrative, performance 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.

I tweet at @sofiavarino