Student Affiliate

Eleni Polychronakos is pursuing a PhD at Concordia University’s Department of Interdisciplinary Humanities. She is also a writer and teacher. She holds a Masters in Literature (McGill, 2000) and one in Journalism (UBC, 2007).

Her short fiction appears in Joyland, The Puritan, The New Quarterly, The Bath Short Story Award Anthology 2019 and other literary publications. One of her stories was long-listed for the 2020 CBC Short Story Competition. From 2011 to 2015, she was a member of the collective that edits and publishes Room magazine, a longstanding Canadian journal of feminist literature.

Eleni has worked as an intern producer on CBC Radio One’s The Sunday Edition. As a freelance journalist, she has reported and written articles for The Tyee,, The New Westminster Newsleader, Kyoto Journal, etc.. She has volunteered for two years as a co-producer on the The F-Word, a weekly feminist program on Co-op Radio Vancouver.

Under the supervision of Dr. Barbara Lorenzkowski, Eleni is currently working on an oral history project that explores life story narratives of diaspora and work from Québec’s healthcare sector.

Eleni is a second-generation Greek-Canadian who grew up in Montreal. She spent ten years living in Japan and Vancouver before returning to her hometown to pursue her PhD