Joanna Eleftheriou, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Literature,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities
Joanna Eleftheriou, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of literature, and teaches courses in both literature and creative writing. Her creative writing courses offer students a chance to discover and expand their creative potential, and facilitate the exchange of writing and ideas both in class and through monthly open mike readings and the publication of UHCL's literary journal, Bayousphere. In literature courses, she guides students in the addition of theoretical lenses of gender studies, postcolonial theory, and psychoanalytic criticism to their critical toolboxes, empowering them to understand literary study as an integral part of the examined life.
Dr. Eleftheriou has published scholarship on contemporary creative nonfiction, and her essays, short fiction, poems, and translations regularly appear in literary journals including The Crab Orchard Review, Arts and Letters, Chautauqua, and The Common. She frequently travels to Greece and Cyprus to conduct research for her current book manuscript, "This Way Back: Essays from Cyprus."