Eirini Avramopoulou

Eirini Avramopoulou is currently a A.G. Leventis Fellow at the British School at Athens, working on a research project titled “Changing spaces of refugee. Histories and geographies of displacement amidst politics of crisis in Greece.” She received a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge (title: “The Affective Language of Activism: An Ethnography of Human Rights, Gender Politics and Activist Coalitions in Istanbul, Turkey”, 2012). Her work has been published in several edited volumes and journals, including The Greek Review of Social Research, Cultural Anthropology/Hot Spots, Critical Interdisciplinarity (Kritiki Diepistimonikotita), and Thesis. Her research interests include anthropology of human rights, social movements and activism; gender and sexuality; secularism and Islam; queer theory, feminist and psychoanalytic approaches to subjectivity, biopolitics and affect; economic crisis, memory and trauma. In 2013-2014 she was a fellow at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICI), Berlin and in 2014-2015 she worked as a research fellow at the Sociology Department of the University of Cambridge. At the moment she is completing her first monograph on affect, performativity, and gender-queer activism in Istanbul, Turkey.