Natalia Koutsougera

  • Fellow in Comparative Cultural Studies 2021–22
    • Laboratory and Teaching Staff member of the Department of Social Anthropology, Panteion University

Research topic during fellowship: Performative femininities in transnational urban dance styles: aspects of gendered resistance.

Dr Natalia Koutsougera is an interdisciplinary scholar working at the intersection of anthropology of dance, visual anthropology, gender and cultural studies, popular and youth culture. Her doctoral thesis in social anthropology (Panteion University) explores “popular” night entertainment cultures and practices among working class youth in the Western suburbs of Athens. Her postdoctoral research revolves around hip hop, urban dance scenes and street/hip hop femininities while she uses audiovisual tools to produce qualitative data. She has produced two ethnographic films on hip hop and street dance styles in Greece entitled “Born to Break” (2011) and “The Girls are here” (2015) which participated in several Documentary Festivals in Europe and Greece. At present, she works as Laboratory Teaching Staff in the Department of Social Anthropology (Panteion University) where she teaches two courses (Anthropology of Youth Cultures/Contemporary Issues in Social Anthropology) and three tutorials. At this moment, she is conducting intercultural fieldwork and ethnographic filming about women’s performativities in hip hop and street scenes.