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Angie Pelekidis

Assistant Director of First-Year Writing

Writing Initiative

Background


Angie Pelekidis was born in Brooklyn but spent most of her life moving to various places thanks to her nomadic Greek parents. She worked as a public relations executive in NYC for nine years and was the Director of Public Affairs for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Manager of Communications and Marketing for the New York Aquarium. She earned her MA and PhD in English with a creative writing emphasis from Binghamton University. Her dissertation, a collection of short stories titled Patrimonium, won the Distinguished Dissertation Award in Creative Writing. In 2010, Ann Beattie selected a story of hers as the first-prize winner of the New Ohio Review’s fiction contest. Her work has appeared in The Michigan Quarterly Review, North Dakota Quarterly, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Confrontation, and The Masters Review, among others, and most recently in The Hopkins Review. She’s currently the Assistant Director of the Writing Initiative and a lecturer of writing at Binghamton University as well as a lecturer of writing at Ithaca College.

Education

  • PhD, MA, Binghamton University
  • BA, Auburn University

Research Interests

  • Contemporary Multicultural Writing
  • Satire and Humor
  • Science Fiction/Fantasy

Awards

  • 2015 Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching