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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.
September 2017 - present
- Teaching staff
- Identity and Difference; Current Trends in Social Theory; Classical Sociological Theories; Contemporary Issues in Sociology; Introduction to Quantitative Social Science Methodology; Sociology of Religion
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...
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...
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...
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 ‘...
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.