I am a media & cultural studies scholar based in Berlin, Germany. I write and teach about the history and politics of knowledge, in particular how bodies and matter participate in environmental, biomedical, technological and artistic practices. My research encompasses history & politics of knowledge, environmental & science studies, transnational American studies, and feminist & queer theories.
I have published articles in the journals European Journal of Women's Studies, Women's Studies Quarterly, and Feral Feminisms, and am currently co-editing a special issue of Somatechnics on Data Matters. I teach in the Gender Studies MA program at the Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies at Humboldt University in Berlin, and from 2016-18 I was a fellow at the Rhizome Project on Gender & Science at the Image Knowledge Gestaltung Cluster of Excellence.
In parallel with my academic research, I work on interdisciplinary projects across mixed media, experimental writing, 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 was published in 2017 by dancing girl press & studio.
I'm always happy to hear from people interested in my work! Please email me at info [at] sofiavarino.com or use the contact form below.