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Department of Social and Political Sciences
FEB 01 - Faculty of Economics and Management, B107
Andria Christofidou holds a PhD in Sociology (University of Glasgow), an MSc in Cultural Sociology (University of Aberdeen) and a BA in Sociology (University of Crete). She is a Lecturer in Sociology, Department of Social and Political Sciences. Prior to her academic appointment, she worked as a postdoctoral reshearcher in the Developing Equality Allies programme (University of Cyprus) and taught  in the Sociology degree, Department of Social and Political Sciences. Previously, she was employed as a postdoctoral researcher in the European programme RePAST (Cyprus University of Technology).
Ongoing research projects
Fatherhood & masculinity in Cyprus (2023-present) 
Changing men? An intersectional exploration of masculinity and social change in Cyprus (2024-present)


Gender & sexuality
Fatherhood, care, family life
The body
The arts as a space of resistance
Social change
Christofidou, A. (2021), Men, Masculinities and Sexualities in Dance: Transgression and its Limits, Palgrave MacMillan, Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences Series. 
Nominated for the BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize, 2022.

Refereed Journal Articles:
Christofidou, A. (2022), Changing men and masculinities: A reply to Roberts, Elliott and Ralph, NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies. Online first
Christofidou, A. & Milioni, D., (2022), Art heterotopias against hegemonic discourses: dancing the Cyprus conflict, European Journal of Cultural Studies. Online First
Christofidou, A., (2021), Men and Masculinities: A Continuing Debate on Change, NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies, 16:2, 81-97.
Christofidou, A., (2018), Men of dance: negotiating gender and sexuality in dance institutions, Journal of Gender Studies, 27:8, 943-956.

Book Chapter:
Christofidou, A., (2022), Dancing Boys and Men: Negotiating Masculinity and Sexuality, in Watson, B. & Risner, D., (eds.), Masculinity, Intersectionality, and Identity: Why Boys (Don’t) Dance, Palgrave MacMillan.

Book Reviews:
Feminism and Men, by Nikki Van Der Gaag. (2014), London School of Economics and Politics: Book Review Blog.
Embodied Politics, Dance, Protest and Identities, by Stacey Prickett. (2013), Scottish Journal of Performance, 1:2.


Christofidou, A. & Ierodiakonou, C. (2022, November 8). ‘You deny your own self’: For Cyprus’ LGB people, laws have changed but everyday marginalisation persists [Online]. The Sociological Review Magazine.