Andria Christofidou

Andria Christofidou
University of Cyprus · Department of Social and Political Sciences

PhD, Sociology

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Introduction
Andria Christofidou is a Lecturer in Sociology, University of Cyprus. Andria's research is concerned with masculinities, sexuality, reflexivity and resistance. Parts of her research appear in the Journal of Gender Studies and NORMA. Her first monograph, Men, Masculinities and Sexualities in Dance: Transgression and its Limits, was recently published in the Palgrave MacMillan, Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences Series.
Additional affiliations
January 2019 - present
University of Cyprus
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Project: Equality Allies at Work
September 2018 - present
Cyprus University of Technology
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • RePast – Revisiting the Past, Anticipating the Future
September 2017 - present
University of Cyprus
Position
  • Teaching staff
Description
  • Identity and Difference; Current Trends in Social Theory; Classical Sociological Theories; Contemporary Issues in Sociology; Introduction to Quantitative Social Science Methodology; Sociology of Religion
Education
October 2012 - June 2017
University of Glasgow
Field of study
  • Sociology
October 2011 - September 2012
University of Aberdeen
Field of study
  • Cultural Sociology
October 2007 - June 2011
University of Crete
Field of study
  • Sociology

Publications

Publications (7)
Chapter
Theatrical dance remains widely perceived as an unconventional activity for boys and young men in many Western contexts. This chapter focuses on professional male dancers’ pathways into recreational, pre-professional dance and assesses the various obstacles encountered and the sources of encouragement available to continue dancing and to pursue a d...
Book
This book examines men, masculinities and sexualities in Western theatrical dance, offering insights into the processes, actions and interactions that occur in dance institutions around gender-transgressive acts, and the factors that set limits to transgression. This text uses interview and observation data to analyze the conditions that encourage...
Article
One of the debates currently unfolding in the field of critical men and masculinities studies concerns whether and how men and masculinities are changing. Engaging in critical discussions with scholars working with theorizations of inclusive and hybrid masculinities, this article aims to move these discussions, and relevant research, forward. The a...
Article
Studies suggest that feminised and female-concentrated contexts provide men with opportunities to challenge prevailing gender norms and dominant masculinity understandings. This qualitative study offers insights into the backstage spaces of professional dance institutions in Scotland, which are not only feminised and female-concentrated, but also ‘...

Questions

Question (1)
Question
I am looking for research on LGB people coming out in the arts (performing arts, live art). Is anyone aware of any relevant studies? Thank you

Projects

Project (1)
Project
This project's aim is twofold. Firstly, it aims to understand women's and LGBT people's experiences at work in Cyprus. Secondly, it aspires to offer an innovative solution to the unequal opportunities women and LGBT people face in regards to their access, advancement and inclusion in the workplace.