Eirini Kotsovili

Eirini Kotsovili is a lecturer with SFU’s SNF Centre for Hellenic Studies. She studied history and Hispanic studies at McGill University and Literature/Modern Greek at University of Oxford (St. Cross College/Somerville College, where she was also a Junior Dean). Her research interests revolve around the use of the auto/biographical element and fall under the thematic spheres of identity, politics, gender;  how writers reflect on and present their overlap in given cultural, socio-political, historical contexts while drawing material from lived experiences. She has presented her work on literature and Modern Greek politics and gender on several international conferences, and her publications include The Dark Side of the Sun: Aegean Islands as Places of Exile, Desolation and Death in the post-World War II Politically Turbulent Greece (Oxford: Archaeopress, 2009).

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