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Angie Pelekidis

Assistant Director of First-Year Writing

Writing Initiative

Background

Aggeliki Pelekidis was born in Brooklyn but spent most of her life moving from 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. Her Ph.D dissertation, a collection of short stories titled Patrimonium, won the Distinguished Dissertation Award in Creative Writing at BU. In 2010, Ann Beattie selected a story of hers as the first-prize winner of the New Ohio Review’s fiction contest. Some of her work has appeared in The Michigan Quarterly Review, North Dakota Quarterly, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Confrontation, and The Masters Review. Her novel, Unlucky Mel, will be published by Cornell University Press’s Three Hills imprint at the end of 2023.

Education

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

Research Interests

  • Literary Fiction
  • Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Creative Non-Fiction

Awards

  • Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching