Athena Athanasiou teaches at the Department of Social Anthropology at the Pantheion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens. Her research interests include gender, feminist and queer theory, biopolitics, affect, nationalism, and memory. Publications include Agonistic Mourning: Political Dissidence and the Women in Black (2017); Dispossession: The Performative in the Political (with Judith Butler, 2013); and Life at the Limit: Essays on gender, body and biopolitics (in Greek, 2007). She also edited Deconstructing the Empire: Theory and Politics of Postcolonial Studies (2016); Biosocialities (2011); Rewriting Difference: Luce Irigaray and ‘the Greeks’ (co-edited with Elena Tzelepis, 2010); and Feminist Theory and Cultural Critique (2006). Athanasiou lives and works in Athens.