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Sofia Apostolidou, M.A.



Am Neuen Palais 10
Building 19, Room 0.25
14469 Potsdam


consulting hours
Office hours are by appointment.


Sofia Apostolidou studied Philology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam. She is a founding member of the activist group the Political Fatties, with whom she has published the collection “Fatties: Aspects of Fatness as a Political Identity”, and organised conferences, workshops and performances in Athens, Thessaloniki, Berlin, and Amsterdam. In 2019 she published the article “Weighing Posthumanism: Fatness and Contested Humanity” (co-authored with Dr. Jules Sturm) in the Journal of Social Inclusion, and her chapter on fatness, modernity and national Greek identity is included in the 2021 International Fat Studies Handbook

Research Interests

  • Fatness
  • Modernity
  • Disability 
  • Monstrosity
  • National identity


Fatties: Aspects of Fatness as a Political Identity.  Queer Ink/Goethe Institute, Athens, 2017. (Chief  Editor)[Greek/English]

Weighing Posthumanism: Fatness and Contested Humanity.” Social Inclusion, vol. 4, no. 4, 2016, p. 150., doi:10.17645/si.v4i4.705 (co-authored with Dr. Jules Sturm)