Katherine (Katerina) Stefatos


Katerina Stefatos earned a PhD in Politics from Goldsmiths College, University of London and an MSc in Gender and the Media from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is currently a lecturer at RISD, while also teaching at Columbia (Program in Hellenic Studies, Classics) and at the City College of New York (International Studies & Anthropology). From 2016–20, she was a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology; Women, Gender and Sexuality program; and International and Area Studies program at Kalamazoo College, Michigan. In 2016, Stefatos a co-edited (with Victoria Sanford and Cecilia Salvi) a volume entitled Gender Violence in Peace and War: States of Complicity (Rutgers University Press) and has published several articles on gender-based and state violence in war, post conflict and transitional contexts, and the politics of trauma and memory. Her research and teaching interests include gendered experiences of political incarceration and sexual torture, prison narratives, affect theory, human rights and refugee studies.