Eleni Kefala

Eleni Kefala is Senior Lecturer in Latin American Literature at the University of St Andrews. She received her BA from the University of Cyprus and MPhil and PhD from the University of Cambridge, and held a Mellow Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania. She has published extensively on Hispanic and Greek literature and culture in front-ranked professional journals.  Her monograph Peripheral (Post)Modernity (2007) breaks new ground by studying cultural identity in two countries never before studied comparatively: Argentina and Greece. She is the editor of the volume Negotiating Difference in the Hispanic World: From Conquest to Globalisation (Blackwell, 2011), which explores the various instances of cultural encounters in Spanish America from the Conquest to the present day. In 2012 she was awarded an AHRC Early Career Fellowship for her interdisciplinary project “Spectacular Modernities: Buenos Aires Across the Arts, 1921-1939”. Eleni is also the author of two poetry books. Her debut poetry collection Memory and Variations (Athens, 2007) was shortlisted for the prestigious Diavazo Literary Awards (First Book Award) and her second book Chronorrhaphy (Athens, 2013) won the National Prize for Poetry (Cyprus).